With Android Nougat officially out, T-mobile has published a list of Samsung Galaxy phablets that are set to receive the 7.0 OTA update.
No timeline was given for when you can expect Android 7.0 from T-Mobile, but Samsung isn’t exactly known for speed when it comes to rolling out OS updates, and we don’t expect that to tradition to change significantly with Nougat.
Plus, carriers always add and additional delay to the process for their own certification and bloatware installations. Based on past performance, we might not see an update until late February or early March 2017 for the first OTA updates to start rolling.
The list is preliminary and more devices could be added in the future, but currently it includes the following phablets:
- Samsung Galaxy Note 7
- Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
- Samsung Galaxy Note 5
- Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+
We can probably expect the Galaxy Note 7 to be first up, with the S7 Edge logically following right behind. Note 5 and S6 Edge+ owners can expect to receive their updates much later. There are no plans for a Note 4 Nougat update listed at this time but we know it’s confirmed to receive the update from Samsung.
We wouldn’t be surprised to see other phablets like the LG V10 and Sony Xperia models make the T-mobile update list as well. As of now, all of the devices listed are still in the early stage of “Manufacturer Development,” so don’t expect quality testing to start for another couple months.
While not having a reputation for speedy service, Samsung does have a track record of typically supporting its flagship models through two major updates or roughly two years. We will continue to check the T-mobile support page and update this post as updates develop.
Android Nougat is Google’s latest update of its mobile operating system – an OS that’s had so many releases that the company has used more than half of the alphabet for code names, currently at letter 14 of 26. The latest version of Android is expected to come packed with exciting new features like native VR support, true multitasking support, and improved overall performance.