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Android 7.0 Nougat Update: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Owners In Canada Start Getting OS Bump

Apr 19, 2017 03:07 AM EDT

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Some folks over in Canada who own the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 are reportedly getting the Android 7.0 Nougat, great news for folks eagerly awaiting the OS bump. The thing here is that only a couple of Canadian carriers have started rolling out the update. It marks a big bump since the device launched back in 2015 with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

To date, the only carriers rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 are Bell and SaskTel according to a report by Mobile Syrup. Rogers and Telus have yet to make their move with both likely still testing the operating system for compatibility. Regardless, both should follow soon seeing how their competitors have started the OS upgrade.

A quick recap on what the Android 7.0 Nougat update brings includes better battery management, easier multitasking, new camera effects, an updated keyboard and mini-conversation notifications. For the Galaxy Note 5, the Android bump will now allow them to put the Stylus S-Pen to good use like marking up PDFs and creating GIFs.

With most of the attention on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, the fact remains that the Galaxy Note 5 is technically the latest tablet from the Korean giant’s wing. Most know the debacle brought in by the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 last year and the new pair of flagships hope to erase the stigma of such. The Android 7.0 Nougat is believed to be the last major iteration for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5.

As before, Bell and SaskTel users who want to check if it is already available can do so by heading over to the “About Device” part of their phone’s settings. The update is reportedly over 1 GB in size, meaning users should make sure that they have a stable Internet connection and ample charge to ensure the Android 7.0 Nougat update is applied smoothly, Android Headlines suggested.

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