Android Nougat 7.0 News: Samsung Galaxy S Series Nougat Update Schedule; Google Assistant Accidentally Released To Beta Users

Feb 15, 2017 08:44 PM EST | Jayde Marvynne Zamora

Samsung Turkish Vice President, Tansu Yegen confirms Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ and other eligible Samsung smartphones to receive Android Nougat 7.0 over-the-air update. Shared via his Twitter page, Yegen detailed a road map of the arrival of Android Nougat to Samsung flagships.

Yegen's tweet confirms Samsung's smartphones such as Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy Note 5 will receive Android Nougat 7.0 update on the third week of February. Meanwhile, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge will receive its Nougat update on the last week of February.

Samsung Galaxy A series update release schedule is in May, while Galaxy J series is in July. Yegen also confirmed that Galaxy S5 and othe older S series are not eligible for the Android Nougat roll out. Yegen's confirmation is addressed to Turkish Markets only. But, IB Times claims that Samsung releases updates in phases, thus, indicate possible roll out soon.

Also, recent reports claim that Android Nougat 7.0 update for Galaxy S6 will not include the same features as those on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will receive. But, basic Nougat functionalities such as split screen mode, direct reply, and data saver mode will be available for S6 devices.

In other news, Google accidentally released an alpha version of Android search app on beta users. This update enables Google Assistant to run outside the Pixel hardware. Unfortunately, not everyone on the beta program received the updated Android search app. But, Users who managed to acquire the alpha version of the Google App working has reported success running Google Assistant in different devices, thus, indicates a bright future for all Android users.

According to Express, the update accidentally becomes available to phones ranging from Nexus 6P to Alcatel Idol 4, and many other devices. Successfully loading version 6.13, the beta user reported being greeted with a message that says "New! You just got the Google Assistant."

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