Although both the official version of the operating system and the new Samsung phablet have not yet been released to the market, we learned that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 could receive Android 7.0 Nougat within two or three months, in October and November, and it would result in a much faster update than previously seen in other high-end smartphones compared to previous versions of the operating system. This news is not based on a simple rumor, on the contrary, we are talking about a report in the Korea Times newspaper, but could soon be in conflict with other news that may arise over the months to come.
According to the source of the news, it seems that the president of the mobile division of Samsung, Dongjin Koh, explained that the creation of a "stable and uniform platform" is subject to a phase of continuous and accurate beta testing, which means, in fact, the goal would be to deploy Android 7.0 Nougat within three months, although all could be postponed due to new tests made later.
In the old days you could judge the koreana company for being slow in terms of deployment of updates, but Samsung has always emphasized that prefer to collect feedback from users before beta testing versions of updates and after them. "It is very important for us to offer new features with the new operating system, but is even more crucial to develop a stable and smooth platform for users. That's why we will plan as much as possible the beta tests before each update".
Yes, Samsung has never been one of the fastest companies when it comes to distributing new versions of Android on smartphones, but it seems that the situation is changing. While before to the best and latest smartphone released by the company had to wait several months before receiving the latest operating system from Google, because the Asian company add new changes to the TouchWiz interface, it looks like it is now trying to solve that kind of problem.
This is demonstrated, especially, when we look at the frequency of deployment of security patches, which maintain a constant monthly update also for mid-range smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2015). The phablet Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be a superior device and, no doubt, the presence of Android 7.0 Nougat will make it an even better buy, especially if it has a more affordable price than expected.