Now it looks like they will be enjoying cutting-edge software as well, as Samsung appears to be testing the newest Android 7.1 Nougat update for the S8 even before they start reaching store shelves.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 arrived back in 2015 with a 5.7-inch display size while being powered by Exynos 7420 Octa paired to a 4GB RAM. In fact, some of them felt like Samsung has insulted them by making them wait for the Nougat update despite the fact that the S7 is newer than the S6 and Note 5.
The Android 7.0 Nougat is the latest operating system for Android phones. The carrier later came in with the same treat for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, with AT&T joining the party with an update to the Note 5 and S6 Edge+. All major carriers in the country are seeding the Android 7.0 Nougat update to the said devices.
Most Galaxy Note 5 users in the U.S. have already received the Android 7.0 Nougat update: Sprint was the first, and Verizon and AT&T promptly followed suit. It would be best to constantly refresh the software update screen on these previous flagship models, as OTA (Over The Air) updates tend to take their time as they roll out in stages.
Samsung has also included a new UX, additional performance modes, improved usability for the Notification feature as well as a new Quick settings button in the new update. There is no official statement on Sprint's update page concerning the HTC One M9 just yet, but a number of users have reported that the OTA update has already started to populate their device, much to their surprise and glee. Both the updates shall include the latest security patch, however, we weren't able to confirm the same.
The Android Nougat OS Update for the Sprint HTC One M9 comes with the version number 4.27.651.4.