Samsung Galaxy Note 5 owners in India will soon experience the benefits of Android 7.0 Nougat soon as Samsung started pushing out the latest major stable iteration of Google's operating system in the country. The Android 7.0 Nougat update, along with the latest March security patch, will be available for owners of Galaxy Note 5 with the model number N920GDDU3CQC7, with the size of the package being around 1 GB. When installing the update, the phones should have at least 50 percent of battery charge left and be connected to a Wi-Fi network, Samsung recommends. Aside from India, Galaxy Note 5 owners in neighboring countries like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Nepal are also receiving the update on phones with the same model number. It may take some time before the update reaches all of the compatible handsets but owners can try manually updating their devices through the Settings app.
The Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Galaxy Note 5 brings some major new features to users. The package contains a number of improvements for the Android OS including improved power management with new Doze Mode and some other performance tweaks. User experience-oriented improvements like the new and improved launcher similar to the one that launched on the discontinued Galaxy Note 7 are also present, along with a better multi-window mode, and redesigned quick settings. Threaded notifications are now also available, giving users the ability to expand multiple notifications from the notification shade and do things like reply to a message even without opening the app that sent the notification. The update also brings multitasking improvements which include faster switching between apps through double tapping the recent apps button. Also worth mentioning is the addition of an exclusive feature called Samsung Pass which uses the fingerprint scanner of the Galaxy Note 5 for authentication on mobile banking devices and websites.
Samsung has recently been quite busy with updating its older flagships to Android 7.0 Nougat across the world. In Turkey, the company already brought the package to the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and the Galaxy Note 5. Given that state of affairs, the South Korean phone maker will likely launch more updates for other devices in the near future.