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Samsung promises Galaxy Note 7 will get Android 7.0 in 2-3 months

by Killian Bell | August 12, 2016August 12, 2016 4:13 am EST

Samsung has confirmed that it will bring Android 7.0 Nougat to the Galaxy Note 7 within two to three months. The South Korean company plans to carry out beta tests first to ensure the update is stable before it rolls out to everyone.

Prior to the Galaxy Note 7’s official unveiling, some reports suggested that the device could become one of the first third-party Android smartphones to ship with Android 7.0 pre-installed. But unfortunately for fans, that didn’t happen.

Samsung won’t make us wait too long for Nougat, though. The company just wants to avoid rushing its release so that it can ensure the software is perfectly stable before it is make available to all users.

“It is very important for us to offer up-to-date information with the new OS, but what’s more crucial is to build a stable and seamless platform for users,” said Samsung mobile chief Koh Dong-jin at a press conference in Seoul.

“That’s why we are planning to do enough beta testing before any OS updates.”

Once Samsung has carried out those beta tests, received feedback from those involved, and ironed out any issues that arise, Nougat will be made available. According to The Korea Times, Samsung is targeting a release in two to three months.

The Galaxy Note 7 will make its official debut worldwide on August 19.

The Korea Times

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Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...