Android 7.0 Nougat Now Rolling Out to the Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo
As the saying goes: it’s better late than never. Roughly 2 years after Samsung launched their Galaxy S5 Neo, a year after Google released the Android 7.0 source code, and a week after Google released the Android 8.0 source, Samsung is now rolling out the Android 7.0 update to the Galaxy S5 Neo. The update was rolled out to the Canadian version (SM-G903W), with the European model expected to follow. The rollout comes around a month after the update was officially confirmed on the media.
The phone was released in 2015 as a revision for Samsung’s 2014 flagship, the Galaxy S5. The SoC was swapped from a Snapdragon 801/Exynos 5422 Octa to an Exynos 7580, it shipped with Lollipop instead of KitKat, and some internal changes came along too. The original S5’s last update was Marshmallow, so it’s actually surprising that the Android Nougat update actually arrived to the S5 Neo. Although it came pretty late (and it’s actually 7.0, not 7.1.1 which released almost a year ago), it’s still great news nonetheless, and a nice surprise for S5 Neo owners, as the phone was actually expected to be left on Marshmallow together with the Galaxy S5.
The update comes with the newest version of Samsung Experience, that can be seen on the Galaxy S8 and made its way to the Galaxy S7 and S6 with their respective Nougat updates. As such, all new features that came to these phones also came to the Galaxy S5 Neo. You can also take advantage of all the new features included in Nougat, like quick replies. It also, obviously, comes with the latest security patches. Many things are coming with this update, but you’ll have to install it yourself in order to learn more.
If you have the Canadian model, you should be able to download and install the OTA update. If it’s not there, you can always manually flash the Nougat firmware using Odin.
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