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.
Galaxy Note 5: It's Nougat time for the Note 5, which is the most recently supported device in the Note family (Samsung skipped over Note 6 to the Note7, which you all know by now went up in flames). Apparently all is not well with Galaxy S7 owners who have made the jump from Marshmallow to Android 7.0 Nougat.
Included in these updates are network performance enhancements, the March 1, 2017 security patches, and more. That means that you might not receive the update for a few days. Verizon's releases about the two updates don't mention anything about a gradual rolling out, so if you don't see it, a reboot might do the trick. Oddly enough, T-Mobile continues to keep its Galaxy Note 5, S6 Edge+, S6 and S6 Edge-using subscribers waiting, despite being the first of the "big four" to bring the newer GS7 and S7 Edge up to date all the way back in February.
Aside from the standard features that come with Nougat, Samsung is including its own layer of additional functionality. You can also now edit and mark up PDF files with it. The OS weighs about 1GB and like the Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+, it is coming over the air. There are always the factory images if you don't want to wait any longer. Earlier today we saw the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Verizon Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+, as well as the AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 5 get the Android Nougat OS Update.