T-Mobile has revealed which of its Samsung devices are going to receive the Android 7.0 Nougat OTA update soon. The carrier published a list of these handsets over the weekend.
The list currently includes high-end Samsung devices, namely: the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, and the Galaxy Note 7. However, GSM Arena notes that this is just the preliminary list, so T-Mobile consumers can expect more handsets to be added to it in the near future.
Based on the list, GSM Arena states that T-Mobile’s plan coincides with Samsung’s track record of releasing updates for its flagship handsets within two years following their release. But then again, the site recognized that there are exceptions to this every now and then.
Although T-Mobile has already published this list, there hasn’t been any news about ongoing testing, so it is possible that the builds will start seeding in two to three months.
The list also includes HTC’s flagship smartphones, the HTC 10 and the HTC One M9, according to Android Authority. The inclusion of the two HTC handsets comes three days after HTC took to Twitter to announce that three of its unlocked handsets — HTC 10, HTC One A9 and HTC One M9 —are getting the Android 7.0 Nougat update in the fourth quarter.
Meanwhile, Android Authority reports that when T-Mobile updates its list, the carrier could include the LG G5, LG V10 and the newer Xperia smartphones.
Android Nougat is Google’s new mobile operating system following Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It is already available on Google Nexus devices, and the LG V20 is the first device to come with this OS out of the box.
The Nougat update reportedly comes with improved encryption for personal data, a feature that enables users to run two apps side-by-side, a battery life-enhancing feature, new emojis and many more, as per Express.