Galaxy Note 5 Nougat Update: 6 Reasons to Get Excited & 1 Not To

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Nougat release date hasn’t landed yet but it’s time to start getting excited about the Galaxy Note 5 Nougat update and its release.

Samsung’s Galaxy Android Nougat update roll out continues to gather steam as we push into the month of March.

The company’s Nougat roll out is currently focused on five devices including the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S7 Active, Galaxy S6, and Galaxy S6 Edge. We expect a few more devices to join the party in the near future.

One of those devices is the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, the big screen device that launched the year before the company’s ill-fated Galaxy Note 7.

The Galaxy Note 5 currently runs Samsung’s version of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow which means Android Nougat will be the device’s second major operating system upgrade. Given the device’s age, it could also be its last.

As we’ve pushed deeper into Samsung’s Nougat release we’ve learned quite a bit about Samsung’s plans for the Galaxy Note 5.

With a release on the horizon, we want to take you through a few of the things you should be excited about if you’re the proud owner of a Galaxy Note 5.

We also want to take a look at a couple of things that might leave you a bit disappointed as we close in on the Galaxy Note 5 Android 7.0 Nougat update’s release in the United States and countries around the world.

Galaxy Note 5 Nougat Release Could Be Very Close

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Galaxy Note 5 Nougat Release Could Be Very Close

Perhaps the first thing to get excited about is the potential for a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Nougat release next month. 

Samsung's confirmed a Galaxy Note 5 Nougat release for the first half of 2017 but we expect it to land long before the end of Q2 (June). In fact, we could see a Galaxy Note 5 Android 7.0 release take place, well, any day now. 

Let's begin with some basics. We know that the Galaxy Note 5 Nougat update is making progress in testing because its 1) shown up in benchmarks and 2) its recently received Wi-Fi certifications for several regions including the United States. A Wi-Fi certification is necessary ahead of a public release.

So we know the Galaxy Note 5 Nougat release is moving in a positive direction. We also know that at least one arm of Samsung believes the update will be released in March. 

Samsung Turkey recently released a Nougat roadmap, seen in a screenshot here. The roadmap, which the company has since pulled, lists the Galaxy Note 5 Nougat release in March.

Everything depends on testing but it looks like Samsung was/is aiming to get the Note 5 update out around the same time as the Galaxy S6 Nougat update. 

With the Galaxy S6 Nougat update roll out underway, the Galaxy Note 5 Nougat update could start rolling out soon and that's pretty exciting.

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