Google has not announced yet a specific Android 7.0 Nougat release date, although the newest OS iteration is expected to arrive “later this summer.” With last month’s rollout of the final developer preview build for the newest Android OS iteration, it seems like Nougat’s public release is already on the horizon.
One of the smartphones slated to receive the Android 7.0 Nougat OS is the recently launched Samsung Galaxy Note 7, which arrived out of the box with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. According to a report from Korea Times, the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the latest Samsung phablet will be available “in two to three months.”
However, prior to the anticipated Android 7.0 Nougat release for the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung plans first to hold beta testing and collect feedback from users. The president of the mobile communications division for Samsung Electronics, Koh Dong-jin, shared:
“It is very important for us to offer up-to-date information with the new OS, but what’s more crucial is to build a stable and seamless platform for users. That’s why we are planning to do enough beta testing before any OS updates.”
If everything goes according to Samsung’s plans, Galaxy Note 7 owners will be able to get hold of Android 7.0 Nougat in October or November.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 had its grand unveiling on August 2, during the South Korean conglomerate’s Unpacked Event that was held simultaneously in different cities. The smartphone is currently available for pre-order in different regions. It is expected to officially be on sale in the US on August 19, as reported in iDigitalTimes. Furthermore, its UK market release is scheduled for September 2.
“With added functionality of the S Pen and large screen, the Galaxy Note 7 is a powerful instrument for achievement and self-expression, and is made for those who want to get the most from their phones – and their lives,” Samsung described its 5.7-inch phone and tablet hybrid device. “Galaxy Note 7 will help people do more in work, at home and everywhere in between.”
As listed on GSM Arena’s specs page for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, it is packed with a Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels and 518 ppi pixel density, which is well protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. As for its hardware performance, Galaxy Note 7 is equipped with an Exynos 8890 Octo processor paired with 4 GB of RAM. The smartphone features IP68 certification, making it waterproof and dustproof. When it comes to the camera specs, it boasts a 12MP primary shooter and 5MP lens for its selfie cam.
Going back to Android 7.0 Nougat’s public release schedule, if the planned Q3 2016 launch will push through, as noted on Know Your Mobile, Android fans will be able to experience the Nougat firmware before September ends or even earlier – perhaps this month?
A previous The Inquisitr report noted the possibility that Android 7.0 Nougat will be set for August release based on the tweet posted by a well-known tipster, Evan Leaks.
Android 7.0 releases next month, with the 8/5 security patch. Sorry Nexus 5 owners, no Nougat for you ????— Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 30, 2016
One of the anticipated new features to be highlighted by Android 7.0 Nougat, come its expected release, is multi-window support, which basically enables a number of apps to share the screen at once.
“On handheld devices, two apps can run side-by-side or one-above-the-other in split-screen mode,” Android Developer explained. “On TV devices, apps can use picture-in-picture mode to continue video playback while users are interacting with another app.”
Android 7.0 Nougat, upon its release, will also offer an improved Doze mode, a battery-saving feature introduced in the Marshmallow firmware. Reports also revealed that the latest preview build for Android 7.0 Nougat came with Google Camera 4.1, which showcases new features.
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