Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat in 2 to 3 months

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat in 2 to 3 months
While LG will beat Samsung to the punch in releasing the world's first Android 7.0 Nougat smartphone (the upcoming V20), Samsung is obviously bringing the new iteration of Android to many of its devices. One of them is the recently unveiled Galaxy Note 7, which is already available to pre-order, and should hit shelves in various regions starting August 19, running Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.

According to The Korea Times, Samsung confirmed that the Note 7 would receive an update to Android 7.0 Nougat "in two to three months." Thus, you should expect your Galaxy Note 7 (assuming you're buying one) to get an official taste of Nougat sometime in October or November. Reportedly, Koh Dong-jin, President of Samsung Mobile, talked about this during a Note 7 media event in South Korea. The Samsung chief said that it's "crucial to build a stable and seamless platform for users [ ], that's why we are planning to do enough beta testing before any OS updates."

The Korea Times also reiterated what's been previously reported: Samsung is planning to release a Note 7 variant with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage space (though only in China), and isn't yet ready to launch smartphones with foldable screens.

Until Samsung's brand new smartphone is actually hitting shelves, if you want to find out more about it, you should check out our Galaxy Note 7 hands-on.

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Galaxy Note 7
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh

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22 Comments

1. aikoo

Posts: 129; Member since: Feb 27, 2016

So, like... December - February for US carriers. God bless. Zz

5. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 930; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

You think that's bad try living in UK.

10. 87thobee

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 02, 2014

Non of that is as bad as living is South Africa

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

At least iot won't need 9 updates to fix the other 8 updates that come out every week on iOS. iOS 9 is up to 9.3.4 and it is still having issues. I refuse to even install 9.3.4 on my iPad Pro, because 9.3.3 trashed one and Apple had to replace it. When an update comes out for Android, most of the benefiuts are under the hood. As long as my device is working as it did out the box, it will still do mor ethan even many brand new phones for at least 3 years. I rather my updates be slow, than be screwed up. So far no Android update I have done has cause me issues. I think its because they get double srutiny. First Samsung updates the firmware to work on their phone. Then the carriers makes sure the there are no issues with their own apps and network. Even though cariers like ATT and VZW have takne the longest with updates, none I have every downloaded from them has ever given me issues. T-Mobile either. My device will still work perfect until I get updated and I expect it will continue afterwards. I dont sit and stare at update release schedules on the edge of my seat waiting.

22. Gawain

Posts: 438; Member since: Apr 15, 2010

More like, May-July...of 2017....smh

24. llk171

Posts: 95; Member since: Mar 31, 2013

Considering Samsung's track record, no way will it be 2-3 months.

2. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

With the updates in the form of Grace Ux coming in Note7 , not much would be concerned for an immediate update to Android N unless there is significant improvements in battery life.

3. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

And it'll get Android O in 2019 if it even receives it at all.

16. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And, even so, it'll be the best phone on the market.

19. chenski

Posts: 768; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Keep dreaming

4. snoppdogg

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 12, 2016

"While LG will beat Samsung to the punch in releasing the world's first Android 7.0 Nougat smartphone (the upcoming V20 )," then what about Google Nexus series? they are meant to be launched with the latest version.

6. Florin.T

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

Not this time. The new Nexus phones will be released after the V20 (and LG officially confirmed that this would be the first Nougat phone on the market, launching in late September - early October).

7. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Im sure nougat will bring nothing to note 7

11. emcdonald75

Posts: 160; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

The only thing I want from Nougat is the Blue Light Filter scheduling feature, where I can set it from Sunrise to Sunset. Strangely, Samsung left the scheduling out with their implementation of the Blue Light Filter.

8. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

Believe me when I tell you its gonna be released in February or maybe later

9. Elfmonster unregistered

Hahaha this is precisely why I'm done with Samsung. Iris scanner, pretty design, luxury price ... No removable battery, smaller battery, no OS support — Samsung patterned itself after Apple's FU customer approach and it is paying off. Fans love being abused and neglected by brands whether it's a phone, a TV show or musician. It's just sales psychology to always leaving you wanting, don't you see that, lambs?

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Smaller battery? The battery in the Note 5 was 3000MAH. so where is it smaller? if you're comparing the battery size of the Galazy S, whichisnt even the same phone as the Note, that you are stupid. Removable batteries in an age where we have battery packs and wireless charging and fast charging? You must be a dinosaur. Oh wait you're just hating. But here is a fact for you. 75% of the phones selling since 2011, don't have removable batteries. The few left that due have terrible batterylife to begin with. Next only a fool would compare bettery size of phones are are unique models. No OS support? Question. Has anyone here with a Samsung phone or any brand of phone, have ever need OEM tech support with the software? I have NEVER needed to call Apple, Samsung or even Google with any issues with software. EVER! You sound cleverly dumb!

15. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

You may have taken it a tad bit too far, but I hear ya

14. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

No sh!t? Surely I figured it would be LP

20. bigcat

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 22, 2016

phone arena just made a typo error. " its 30 months " goodluck !!!

21. Gawain

Posts: 438; Member since: Apr 15, 2010

2-3 months equals 10-11 months in the US. The Note 5 was released August of last year. The 6.0 update didn't drop until late June this year.

23. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

this week is like the longest week of my life.... release it already

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