Samsung is still in the process of rolling out Android Marshmallow OS update to its flagship smartphones in many regions. However, fresh rumors suggest that the South Korean tech giant is working on releasing Android N update to its present flagships by the last quarter of this year.
According to Sam Mobile, Samsung is known for rolling out major Android upgrades in the fourth quarter of the year. However, the company has been struggling to follow its own timeline. For instance, the South Korean company began with the beta testing of Android Marshmallow update for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones in December 2015. However, the final build of Android M was made available for these flagships in January this year and that too in its home country.
Speculations indicate that Samsung will begin rolling out Android N by the end of this year. At the beginning, the update is likely to be exclusively available in limited regions. Later on, the upgrade is expected to reach wider audience and other smartphones.
The publication has reported that the South Korean company is expected to release Android N update to more number of devices in short span of time. The first set of Samsung devices that will be upgraded to Android N include Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Tab S2.
Rumors have it that the upcoming Galaxy Note 6 will come preinstalled with Android N OS. However, there is no concrete evidence to confirm it. Other speculations suggest that the Galaxy Note 6 will be launched with Android M and it will be quickly upgraded to Android N when Google releases its final version.
In the previous week, Google had released the third Android N Developer Preview for Nexus devices. It is expected to release two more preview builds before releasing the final build.