In case you own a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 or Galaxy S6 Edge+ on Verizon network, we have some great news for you. The carrier has finally started seeding the Android 7.0 Nougat firmware to the said devices. Even though it’s not the latest Android 7.1 OS, it’s Nougat nonetheless. It’s good to see a carrier updating two-year-old devices with the latest software.
Verizon Wireless is the third carrier after AT&T and Sprint to roll out the Nougat software to Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+. Since the update is rolling out in phases, it might take few days for the OTA update notification to hit your particular device. However, if you want to check manually whether the update is available or not, you can do so by going into Settings >> System update.
The carrier notes that the new update includes “the latest security patches”, however, we couldn’t confirm if it were March or April security patches.
For those who don’t know, Android 7.0 Nougat is the latest official OS from the Google house. It comes with notable improvements over its predecessor. Following is a quick rundown of Nougat software features:
*Multi-window Support: Allowing users to switch between apps with a double tap, and run two apps side by side. Like, watch a movie while texting or reading something.
*The new Vulkan API to improve graphic performance on android devices. According to Google, the Vulkan™ API is a game changer with high-performance 3D graphics. On supported devices, see apps spring to life with sharper graphics and eye-candy effects.
*New set of emojis (72) to express your emotions along with the ability to use two or more languages at the same time.
*Doze on the go: Improved version of Doze in the new software. Saves battery even on the go.
*Improved security, bug fixes and performance improvements