Android Nougat

Android Nougat

Android Nougat update for Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy Tab S2 is coming

The Pixel and Pixel XL were the first smartphones on the market with the latest and greatest Android 7.0 Nougat. Meanwhile, other manufacturers are hard at work trying to update their devices to the latest version of Google’s OS as fast as possible.

According to a Sam Mobile, Samsung has already started developing the Android Nougat update for the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy Tab S2 tablet. As always, the company hasn’t revealed a specific date as to when it will be rolling it out to users across the world. Our best guess is that Samsung will need a few months to prepare a stable version of the update, which means that it probably won’t be available this year.

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Samsung knows how important software updates are for most users. In addition to working on the Note 5 and Tab S2 update, the company has also recently announced the Android 7.0 Nougat Beta program in the US as well as in the UK, which gives a select few Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge users a chance to experience an early version of its upcoming software.

Do you own a Galaxy Note 5 or a Tab S2? Are you excited to hear that an update is heading your way?

OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T will both get Nougat next month

Following the confirmation that the OnePlus 3 has reached end-of-life status in the EU and U.S., OnePlus has also confirmed to Android Authority that both devices will share an update schedule going forward. Perhaps rather obviously, the company considers them “two versions of the same phone” so any fears of future software support for the OnePlus 3 being dropped can be forgotten.

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According to OnePlus, both the OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 3 will receive the Android Nougat update by the end of the year. As you likely recall, the OnePlus 3 will be receiving a beta version of Nougat this month; it is currently unclear if the OnePlus 3T will also receive that beta. (We will update this article if OnePlus clarifies that point.)

The OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T will share an update schedule going forward. However, it is not yet clear if the Nougat beta will also arrive for the OnePlus 3T this month.

Meanwhile, the OnePlus 3’s demise in Europe and America does open up a few possibilities for the future. For starters, it seems very likely that a six-month OnePlus flagship life cycle may now be the norm. Some of us also suspect that the OnePlus 3T price hike is not just about increased component costs but rather a clever way to slide in a general price increase.

Had the OnePlus 3T not appeared, the OnePlus 4 would have been expected to deliver the same specs (if not better) at the same $400 price point. Coming as the OnePlus 3T did so close after the OnePlus 3 – which obviously won’t be getting a price reduction – the OnePlus 3T “justifies” an increased price compared to the OnePlus 3, because how could they price it the same?

The OnePlus 3T “justifies” an increased price compared to the OnePlus 3 where the OnePlus 4 might not.

It’s important to note that increased component costs are already being predicted well into next year. Whether this means we’ll see an even more expensive OnePlus 4 next year we’ll just have to wait and see.

But it certainly seems like the days of OnePlus being the company that delivers top shelf specs at rock bottom prices are well and truly on the way out. If the OnePlus 4 arrives at close to the $500 mark, the “OnePlus bracket” will need redefining once again.

Are you happy to know the OnePlus 3 will continue getting updated? Do you think the OnePlus 4 will be more expensive again?

Android 7.0 Nougat update for the HTC 10 is “close” according to @LlabTooFeR

According to noted HTC leaker @LlabTooFeR, the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the HTC 10 is close to being released. The ROM developer tweeted today to say that the current EU build (meaning: unlocked international version) is stable and posted several screenshots of the new firmware.

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The screenshots show HTC’s Sense interface hasn’t changed much since Marshmallow, but Nougat is clearly in effect, as evidenced by the six mini Quick Settings toggles in the notifications shade, new top level layout in the Quick Settings (which includes Night Mode), and a more compact Settings menu and home screen layout that fits more on screen, which is likely a result of Nougat’s screen DPI settings.

Android 7.0 Nougat update for the HTC 10 is “close” according to @LlabTooFeR

@LlabTooFeR previously tweeted to say the HTC 10 Nougat update was due either at the end of November or in early December. While that timeframe may not have changed, if the ROM is stable already we might see the official update roll out sooner rather than later. There’s no word yet on a U.S. carrier-branded release or whether or when the HTC One M9 will get Nougat.
Android 7.0 Nougat update for the HTC 10 is “close” according to @LlabTooFeR

What is your favorite Nougat feature? What could HTC add to make the HTC 10 even better?