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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ handsets are reportedly getting updated to Android 7.0 Nougat. Reuters/Andrew Kelly

Sprint is said to be in the process of updating its Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ handsets. Owners of the two smartphone models are reporting that they have received the Android 7.0 Nougat software update this week.

On Wednesday, SamMobile learned from U.S. consumers that the almost 2-year-old Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ handsets are getting the Nougat treatment from Sprint. This is good news to users in the U.S. since Android O’s predecessor has already arrived to the two handsets in other parts of the world.

For the Galaxy Note 5 phablet, Sprint is reportedly rolling out firmware version N920PVPU3DQC5, which is clocking in at 1450.55 MB. Many users are already receiving notifications about this update, which comes with a new user interface and various performance modes. The update is also said to improve usability of the Notification feature and the Quick settings button. It also brings with it Samsung Pass and certain improvements to the Settings menu.

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Galaxy S6 edge+ owners are also sharing online that they have gotten the Nougat update from Sprint as well. However, a look into the support pages for the Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 would give other owners the impression that the software update is not available to their handsets yet. The pages still indicate that the latest updates released to the two Samsung phones were the ones that contained the February security patches. SamMobile believes Sprint is likely to update the pages once the rollout progresses to more users in the coming days.

Since there is no information on which areas are already getting the Android Nougat treatment, Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+ owners are advised to manually check if they have access to the over-the-air update. To do this, they should head to Settings>About Device>System Updates. Should the update become available to download for them, they are advised to plug their phones to a socket and make sure that they have at least 50 percent battery life since the installation process could take a while, according to Android Headlines.