The Android Nougat was in mid-2017 and many manufacturers are still struggling to update many of their devices with the OS. Meanwhile, Samsung has already updated the Galaxy S7 series and the next device to receive the update was the Galaxy S6. Until now there was no confirmed date for the update but the company has now published a release schedule for all the devices that are expected to get the update.
Samsung’s Turkish division has provided a detailed list of all the devices that will be receiving the Nougat update along with their exact date. The list also includes the devices that weren’t originally listed to receive the Nougat update. The highlight of the list is the Galaxy S6 series, Galaxy Note 5, the A series and the J series. Both the Galaxy A series and the J series of 2015 and 2016 weren’t listed earlier for the update.
Tansu Yeğen from Samsung Turkey had published a similar list earlier which was soon taken down. That list didn’t have as many devices as the new one. Though the dates mentioned must be valid for Turkey, but they do indicate the worldwide availability of the OS update.
According to the schedule, the Galaxy Note 5 will receive Nougat on March 6, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge on 27 February, while the Galaxy A3 2016, Galaxy A5 2016 and Galaxy A7 2016 will get the update on April 24 and May 22 respectively. The devices in Galaxy J series will receive the update starting July and the schedule continues until November. For your specific device, you may refer to the screenshot below.
So, if the above schedule is anything to go by, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge should start receiving the Android Nougat update starting today. Again, it may be noted that the above schedule is only for Turkey.
Samsung released their first Nougat update to the Galaxy S7 series earlier this year and the delay happened owing to the heavy customised UI that the company puts on the Android version.
The above schedule should give some relief to the people who are anxiously waiting for Nougat to arrive on their Samsung phones. If you happen to live in Turkey, let us know if your device gets the update as per the schedule.