Samsung has started developing Android 7.0 Nougat firmware for the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy Tab S2, as per a report. Although this confirms that both the devices will be getting the latest Android OS update in future, there is no clarity on when it will happen.
SamMobile, which has earlier confirmed development of the Nougat firmware for the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, S6 and S6 Edge, says both the Note 5 and Tab S2 are expected to get the update as the first firmware build is currently under development. Various test builds are expected to be run on the devices before an OTA version makes its way.
At the moment, no Samsung handset or tablet has received the Android 7.0 Nougat update. Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users are, however, eligible to receive the first firmware build of the update under the Galaxy Beta Program in select markets.
As for tablets, there has been no announcement from Samsung on which models will receive the Nougat update. Although this report claims that the Tab S2 should be getting the update soon, it is unlikely to roll out before 2017. Moreover, if the Galaxy Tab S3 is released in the first quarter of 2017, it is expected to come pre-installed with the Nougat OS.
As for smartphones, reports indicate the final OTA update of Android Nougat will only hit Samsung phones by early 2017. As per previous rollouts of Android updates, the most recently released Galaxy models are expected to get the update first which means the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge should get the updates followed by the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. The Note 5 and the Tab S2 are expected to get the updates subsequently.