Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 with Nougat gets Wi-Fi certification for three major carriers in the U.S., which includes Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T. While this isn't the actual software update being pushed out to users, what it does potentially signify is that the software update could be just around the corner for the phone on these three carriers now that it has been declared that Wi-Fi works with the new version of software, although when exactly each network will decide to push the software out to users is still unclear and hasn't been confirmed or specified just yet.
Despite not knowing the exact time frame for the software update, it can't be too far off if Samsung is going through testing for things like Wi-Fi, and although each carrier may not push the update to their subscribers who are still using the Galaxy Note 5 at the same times, the update to Android 7.0 Nougat could pop up for one of if not all three versions of the device before the end of next month. Having said that, Samsung could choose to update the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, as well as the Galaxy S Edge+ before the Galaxy Note 5, as the Galaxy S line is their main flagship device series, and if that's the case then the updates for the Galaxy Note 5 may take a bit longer.
Then again, it's also possible that they could push the update to a few of these phones around the same time which wouldn't necessarily affect the rollout times all that much. While the Galaxy Note 5 is likely to have some specific and unique features that come with Nougat to help it make use of the S Pen's unique traits, it will also come with the latest version of TouchWiz that can already be seen on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, along with feature and improvements that are going to be hitting every device that receives Nougat, like improved Doze Mode, App Shortcuts and more. With the update to Android Nougat potentially close by, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 owners on Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint will want to keep a close eye on their status bars and notifications, as the update may show up when they least expect it.