Samsung will update the majority of its 2015 mobile device lineup, including the Galaxy S6, S6 edge and the Note 5, to Android Nougat in the first half of 2017, the company has announced.
Samsung revealed its Nougat update plans in a footnote accompanying a blog post on the rollout of Nougat to the S7 and S7 edge.
“Android 7.0 Nougat will be expanded to additional countries on the following devices within the first half of this year: Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge and S6 edge Plus, Galaxy Note5, Galaxy Tab A with S Pen, Galaxy Tab S2 (LTE unlock), Galaxy A3, and Galaxy A8.”
Notably missing from the list is the A5, which came to Bell, Telus, Rogers, Virgin, Koodo, Fido, Videotron and SaskTel back in 2015. It’s possible the A5 was omitted from the list by mistake.
Beyond stating Nougat will arrive on the above list of devices sometime in the first half of 2017, Samsung doesn’t provide a specific timeline for when Canadian can expect to see the new OS make its way to their older Samsung devices.