Samsung Galaxy Note 5 starts getting Android 7.0 Nougat at Sprint

It looks like Sprint is among the first carriers in the United States to offer Samsung Galaxy Note 5 users the highly-anticipated Android 7.0 Nougat update.

Since the Android Nougat global rollout for the Galaxy S7/S7 edge is almost over, it seems that Samsung will be focusing on bringing the update to the next phones on the list: Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6.

Sprint's move isn't a total surprise, as the Nougat update for Samsung Galaxy Note 5 had started to pop in various countries. Also, Samsung promised the phablet would be getting Android 7.0 Nougat in the first half of the year.

So, if you've purchased your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 from Sprint, then you should check for a relatively sizeable update (1.4GB). It's also worth noting the update contains the March security patch, which is probably the last released by Samsung.

Google has already made available the April security patch to its Nexus and Pixel devices, but other Android OEMs have yet to release it.

We expect other carriers to start pushing the Android 7.0 Nougat update to the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 soon, but we don't have a timeline yet.

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)



1. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Less users, less guinea SPRINT...I hate Sprint with a passion! Douchebag carriers.

3. audibot

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

well say good bye to those note 5's the 7.0 screwed my gs7 up had to pre order the stupid s8

4. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

If it's a stupid s8 then why did you get it. Lots of other phones out there.

2. Unordinary unregistered

LMFAO Why I'll never use Android as my daily driver. JUST getting 7.0 EL OH F****** EL

5. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Not everyone cares about getting updates fast. I sure don't unless it's a fix for something. When I get it I get it.

7. Unordinary unregistered

If I had the Note 5, I'd want an awesome update for an awesome phone - WHEN IT WAS f**kING RELEASED! lol

9. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Apple knew it had to be in control of the updates for this very reason. They wanted software updates to go to ALL compatible devices all at once, not trickle them down through the carrier at a glacial speed. The fact that Note 5 is just now getting Nougat is a slap in the face to those that are still hanging on to theirs. 8+ months to wait for an update to finally arrive is pretty stupid.

6. MattPerkins1

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 25, 2017

Here we go. This is the reason an Android device is only good for those who cannot afford an iPhone. Now don't blame the carriers. Apple took the control from carriers. Google and Samsung are big companies just like Apple. They can do the same if they want. But the difference between them and Apple is they don't care about user experience. They will always remain behind Apple.

8. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

Dude, who can't afford an iPhone nowadays? Besides Note 5 was a flagship phone with price to match! Problem: Carriers customise Android updates and worse, the manufacturer is slow to send them the update for the carrier to customise. Apple's solution is definitely forward thinking.


Posts: 68; Member since: Feb 16, 2015

I can afford 10 iPhones, but I will not buy even one. Money has nothing to do with it. And you are mistaken if you think average customers cares to much about updates.

12. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Exactly I could go buy 3 iPhone right now with just the cash in my wallet. So stop with the only poor people buy Android phones. Flagship Samsung phones are right at the same in price. I bought my phone for it not for future updates. The updates are just a extra bonus when they come.

11. cleatglitch

Posts: 165; Member since: May 25, 2013

my unlock note five got the update today

13. jpkelly05

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

You should move to ATT where they have great signal and no service. I will get the update in a year. maybe. This happened last time. It is ok if ATT doesn't give the update out till it is perfected, but please, be reasonable. Have a time line that everyone knows, commit to it, and if there are delays, be honest about them. Customers are part of the Supply and Value Chain too.

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