The second wave of the Nougat update has been released too. Rogers (and their subsidiaries), Bell (and their subsidiaries), most other regional carriers, and the factory unlocked variant can all get Nougat now.
Anonymous, 30 Aug 2017*Game Launcher not Gaming FeatuersIt has been since 6.0. But it reduces the 3d performance when you use game tuner. I am playing all games in 540p because how laggy they are on a5 2016. And that window feature was in 6.0 as well.
Apolodor, 28 Aug 2017Nougat or marshmallow, same features, just different look. For guys that want the google notif... moreThe main feature of Nougat is the native multi window feature that you can enforce on all apps. You also can use freeform floating windows. This one feature is the reason why Nougat is the best Android.
I wonder whether S5 Neo's nougat has the Samsung's Gaming Features to reduce screen resolution of games?
2 updates is consider standard but lated push since oreo around the corner. But better compare to s3 i9300 more lated and only once as flagship at that time
ProJames, 29 Aug 2017Yeah, but it should've gotten the Lollipop update because it was released after the Note 3, wh... moreI guess it wasn't worth it to upgrade that phone. That model was probably made to just shake old S3 spare parts off their warehouses and sold poorly.
ProJames, 29 Aug 2017Yeah, but it should've gotten the Lollipop update because it was released after the Note 3, wh... moreI have an LTE T-Mo S3 (T999L) which never saw Kitkat as per sammobile's firmware index. Not that it matters since it's running LineageOS 14 just fine.
Karim2001, 29 Aug 2017When will J7 Pro get itDon't expect updates from the J series. If you want updates, by the S series or A series
Apolodor, 29 Aug 2017Alpha stuck with lollipop. A3 2015 1gb ram variant got 6.0. If it sells in oustanding numbers,... moreIf you sell two units only (okay I abuse but you get it), will you bother spending tons of money to bug-proof your software or just the time to write the code? No, that's dumb. I personally liked the Alpha, but the battery was really small (1860mAh!!!!)
Anonymous, 29 Aug 2017So far the update has been released for a few of specific carrier-branded variants of the devi... moreSPC is President's Choice. http://www.pcmobile.ca/monthly_phones.jsp
That's a Bell MNVO
Anonymous, 29 Aug 2017That was because S3 neo was released 2 years after the S3 and S5 neo was released 17 months af... moreYeah, but it should've gotten the Lollipop update because it was released after the Note 3, which got it. I guess interest in this device faded quickly
CAVBR, 29 Aug 2017Interesting. This reminds me of the Galaxy S3 Neo, which received the Android 4.4.4 KitKat wh... moreExcept the SD variant for US and Can which got the 4.4.2 update. I still have my old SIII
So far the update has been released for a few of specific carrier-branded variants of the device. ("TLS" Telus and "KDO" Koodo are both the same company; "ESK" Eastlink is a regional carrier on the East coast; I don't know who "SPC" is.)
Hopefully they'll also release the update for the factory-unlocked variant (XAC) because I don't want to risk changing my phone's branding in order to obtain the update.