Android 7.0 Nougat has been available for a while, but Google’s new mobile operating system is only available for Nexus devices, Pixel devices and select top-tier Android-based smartphones. Google undoubtedly wants to extend the reach of its Android Nougat in more devices.
AT&T, one of the biggest network providers in the US, today announced that it will roll out Android 7.0 Nougat update to Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus in the US. AT&T’s move came just a few days after its main rival Sprint rolled out Android 7.0 to the Samsung Galaxy Note 5.
According to AT&T customers, they have begun downloading the Android 7.0 Nougat to their devices. They say that the update carries the build number NRD90M and weighs in at around 1.4 GB. This means that customers need to have a stable Wi-Fi connection to make sure that the update process runs smoothly. Besides, AT&T also rolls out the March 2017 Android security patches alongside Android 7.0 Nougat update for Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge.
As for the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, AT&T has updated its support pages for the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus Nougat update. Accordingly, the Nougat update will come with the same build number as that of Galaxy Note 5, but it weighs in at around 1.51 GB. Besides, the Nougat update also brings in Samsung Cloud and Samsung Pass apps. Noticeably, AT&T’S OTA update also removes some AT&T-based apps like the AT&T Address Book, AT&T Live and MobiTV.
AT&T Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus owners can get the update by heading to the Settings app and checking for software update.
With AT&T and Sprint rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to their smartphones, we are expecting that Verizon and T-Mobile will do the same thing in the coming months.
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