Bug Fixes & Enhancements
Samsung and its carrier partners have rolled out numerous bug fixes to the Galaxy Note 5, but owners still suffer from a variety of Android Nougat problems. There's no guarantee Oreo will fix all of these issues, but major Android updates often come with performance enhancements.
If Samsung decides to push a Galaxy Note 5 Oreo update we'd expect it to deliver a nice list of fixes and enhancements.
The company's Galaxy S8 Oreo update's squashed bugs and improved performance. In particular, Galaxy S8 users are reporting improvements to the phone's biometrics which include an Iris scanner and fingerprint sensor. The Note 5 doesn't have an Iris scanner, but it does have a fingerprint sensor.
Major Android upgrades can also have a profound impact on overall performance. Oreo could solve severe battery drain problems, fix broken Bluetooth connectivity, remedy GPS and Wi-Fi issues, minimize user interface lag, kill off random reboots, and fix random freezes.
We'd also expect Note 5 carriers to include their own set of bug fixes and improvements on board their Android Oreo updates. That is, if they choose to offer them to customers.
The Galaxy Note 5 Oreo update won't be perfect, but it could help those of you having trouble on Android Nougat. If you're struggling on Android 7.0, keep those fingers crossed.