The Android 7.0 Nougat has been out since last August. However, due to the entire structure at how firmware updates from Google are setup, there are massive delays when it comes to releasing them. However, there is an old adage that says better late than never.
When the Galaxy Note 5 was released back in 2015, it ran on Android 5.1 Lollipop. Late last year, the phone received the much awaited Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Now, Galaxy Note 5 users will be happy to know that the newest Android operating system, Android 7.0 Nougat, is finally available on their phone.
According to Android Soul, the new firmware update from Samsung will arrive to Galaxy Note 5 Dual SIM users shortly. And to confirm, be sure that the firmware number displayed on your phone is N9208XXU3CQC6. Users can expect the over-the-air update notification sent out pretty soon. But for those who cannot wait, you can also check for the update manually by going to Setting > About device > System updates of your phone.
The new version of Android will bring in new features to the Galaxy Note 5. Top of which is the split-window mode, new notification controls, and improved user interface and menu settings.
Fair warning though, firmware updates from Samsung or Google tend to be very big. Users are advised to have their phones fully charged before commencing the update. This is mainly because Android firmware updates can take a few hours to finish and you do not want you phone dying in the middle of an installation. It is rather messier to so a root install if you get your devices bricked.
Also, one thing to keep in mind is to get connected to a stable Wi-Fi signal. You do not want extra charges on your phone bill after the update. This firmware update can be as big as 600Mb. Finally, make sure you perform a data backup before updating so you do not lose any personal data if the update goes awry.
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