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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Android update: latest news

The Galaxy Note 7, to the disappointment of many, will not come running Android Nougat, the soon-to-be-released new version of Android, despite being released within spitting distance of it. So many have been left wondering when they might expect to see it updated. Samsung is now starting to answer those questions.

Many have voiced resentment over the fact that Samsung will not equip the Note 7 with Android Nougat from the start. While it's not entirely clear why the company neglected to have their new phablet as up-to-date as possible from the get go, it is now beginning to reassure users that an update to Android Nougat will not be long coming.

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Lots of Note 7s, but not one of them is running Android Nougat. / © AndroidPIT

As reported in The Korea Times, Koh Dong-jin, president of Samsung Electronics mobile communications division gave a press conference in Seoul, South Korea, on August 11, during which he mentioned that Samsung intends to update the Note 7 to Android Nougat "within two to three months", following user feedback.

Mr. Dong-jin said the wait was to ensure the stability of the platform.

Knowing Samsung's track record for sticking to update deadlines (it's not good), the amount of stock you place in this reassurance might not be all that great.

What do you think of Samsung's decision to delay the arrival of Android Nougat to the Note 7? Let us know in the comments.

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  • lol, do you really think the note 7 anxious potential buyers are gonna care about it anyway, at least not me

  • Misha 3 months ago Link to comment

    Bruin Guy hits the nail on the head. Every Android update cycle, people waste a ton of time and storage on debates regarding when each of the manufacturers or wireless providers will issue the latest updates. Apart from those people who, lacking any semblance of a normal, well-balanced life, spend most of their waking hours playing with their phones, few people care.

    More to the point, most people's knowledge of their phones is extremely slim. I don't know what Nougat has that Marshmallow doesn't, but I am pretty sure it won't mean beans to 99% of the people. Those crying the loudest to get Nougat will be the loudest complainers when the first release turns out to be buggy.

  • Ummmmmmm. Morons!!!
    Why not read Google's statements.
    Only Nexus devices get new releases first....
    Last time I checked Samsung doesn't own Google !
    And you want Android N before the new Nexus is even released ????
    Holy cow you're idiots

  • BruinGuy 3 months ago Link to comment

    Having been in I.T. for decades I don't like to live on the "bleeding edge" with my daily work phone. I, appreciate other suckers, er brave people, who want to be the ones that find the issues. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the suckers, er tech junkies, very much and wish them well. But I'm certain that 99.999% of the many millions of new Note 7 buyers couldn't give a rip about Nougat or anything else OS related.

    Additionally, most of the tech junkies scoff at using a Samsung phone over a Nexus plain vanilla phone anyway.

    So, essentially we're talking about a minuscule number of tech junkies that care about getting Nougat on a Note 7, if any at all. Not "many" as the article states. Unless, of course, "many" refers to a number of colleagues that can be counted on one hand.

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