Samsung reveals which phones and tablets will be updated to Nougat in the first half of 2017


Unless you own a Pixel or one of the last Nexus devices, a question that runs through your head when Google announces a new version of Android is if your device will receive a firmware update, never mind when. Owners of selected Samsung smartphones and tablets can breathe a small sigh of relief thanks to the Korean manufacturer having revealed which of its devices will be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat during the first half of 2017.

As you may expect, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are the first Samsung handsets to be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat, having been the focus of a beta program in the latter part of 2016. Other devices mentioned in the round-up include:

Owners of the Galaxy A5, A7, or the Galaxy J series of handsets shouldn’t worry too much quite yet, it’s unlikely that this is the definitive list of devices that Samsung will update to Nougat. This list is almost certainly just the first batch, with other handsets added to it as and when the testing the new version of Android is completed. That being said, even if your handset is added to the list, it’s quite likely that it won’t receive the update in the first half of 2017, which considering that we are only in January, means a long wait is on the cards.

If you own a Samsung handset or tablet, tell us in the comments below which model it is, and whether you believe it will receive an official update to Android 7.0 Nougat, or if you’ll be left relying on third-party ROMs.

Source: Samsung

About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4) in his pockets and thinks nothing of lugging a 17-inch laptop around in his backpack. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).

  • Just throw them in the trash. And switch to a Pixel.

    • Peter Holden


  • Michael Dennique

    I’m so pissed. The Galaxy Tab S 2 gets Nougat and my TabS 10.5 doesn’t that is total B.S.

    • Peter Holden

      It’s that whole two-year support cycle, with the original Tab S models being close on 3 years old now Samsung has kicked them to the curb. I’m feeling extremely lucky that my Tab S2 will actually get another update, I had serious doubts on that.