Android 7 Nougat update now available for Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+

Not long after AT&T and Sprint, Verizon Wireless today started rolling out Android Nougat updates to its Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+

Mind you, we're talking about 7.0 Nougat here, not the newer 7.1 version of Nougat. Even so, this is great news for all Verizon users who are still rocking a Note 5 or an S6 edge+ (as a reminder, both devices will soon be 2 years old).

The Nougat update is being pushed over the air to Verizon's Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ (pictured on the left), and it will probably take several days before all users receive it - patience is key here. Of course, you could always manually check for any available updates via Settings -> System update.

According to Verizon, the new update includes "the latest security patches", but, for now, it's not clear if this means the March security patch (as on Sprint's and AT&T's Note 5 and S6 edge+), or the April one. Nevertheless, if you own a Verizon Galaxy Note 5 or S6 edge+, let us know when you're getting your share of Nougat, will you?

source: Verizon Wireless (Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge+)

Related phones

Galaxy Note 5
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh(22h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S6 edge+
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh(20h 3G talk time)



1. JocularJ

Posts: 222; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

Ok TMobile, time to follow a trend

2. mcdanielvzw

Posts: 51; Member since: Nov 10, 2016

I'm hoping this fixes the sensors for those of us with a Note 5 that proximity and rotate has been broken since December.


Posts: 652; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

I hope so too for the sake of something good to come out of this. Nougat itself - not so much as far as hope itself. I've hated every moment of it since it violated (pushed onto) my phone without permission. I "hope" it doesn't wreck your battery life as bad as it has 99% of the non-Pixel/Nexus Android community who's been receiving the pitiful Android 7.0 OTA. Please make sure you have a flash-able image of 6.0.1 for your device before taking this, because I can guarantee you'll probably want to go back.

5. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

It improved my S7's battery life

6. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Nothing broken on mine.

3. ChaoticRage

Posts: 154; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Took you long enough Verizon.

7. LVM11

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 11, 2016

Got 7.0 on my Verizon Note 5 with the March 1 security patch. So far, everything is working just fine, and there are definite improvements in features and performance. I don't find the update "pitiful" and it's quite an absurd exaggeration for someone to say that the new version wrecks battery life on 99% of phones other than Google's own. Those who have reported some problems also report that a reset often clears up those problems.

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