Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ get Android Nougat on Verizon
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+ flagship have been around for a while and Sprint updated the units on its network last week. AT&T became the second major carrier to do it, starting to roll out the new firmware yesterday. Earlier today, Verizon Wireless finally unleashed Android 7.0 Nougat to the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ as well.
The new software versions are NRD90M.N920VVRU3CQB9 (Note 5) and NRD90M.G928VVRU3CQB9 (S6 Edge+). Both updates have about 1.3 GB in size and bring Android Nougat to these devices on Verizon Wireless for the first time. In addition to the new Android 7.0 features that can be found in any such update, there are also some Note 5-specific capabilities involved. After the update, Note 5 users on Verizon will be able to create GIF animations, use the S Pen to markup and edit PDF files, as well as to send messages and get instant translations via the S Pen AIR command menu.
The update rolls out in stages as usual, so some users might need to wait for a few days until they receive the notification.