Samsung Galaxy Note 5 users are eagerly waiting to hear when they will be able to update their devices to the latest Android 7.0 Nougat.
However, as it appears, it seems Samsung is not yet done with getting the Nougat update ready for this device. In order to get the Galaxy Note 5 ready for this major update, though, Samsung is pushing out a minor update that brings the latest Android Security patch for the month of December, but it is not the latest version, which is dated 1st. The version that brings along Android 7.1.1 Nougat has its monthly security update dated December 5.
Nonetheless, this December 1st Android Security Patch is believed to making the way for the upcoming Android 7.1.1 Nougat, which should start hitting newer Samsung Galaxy phones first before reaching out to the likes of Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the rest of the 2015 family.
Just recently, Samsung confirmed that the Galaxy Beta program is no more. In addition, the South Korean tech company confirmed that it will be doing everything possible to see to it that Android Nougat starts rolling out to Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge handsets before the end of this month. While this confirmation did not include the likes of Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6, we expect the same OS to start coming to these phones shortly after Galaxy S7 users start receiving it.
Something worth noting is that the latest Samsung Galaxy Note 5 security patch is only rolling out in India, but this doesn’t mean it is restricted to the region. Those in other parts of the world will also be receiving this same update very soon, especially since it is an OTA.
Even though it is not major, it carries a bunch of fixes to bugs and software improvements, but there is not much detail the official changelog gives out. The update weighs about 295MB, so it is recommended that you connect your phone to the internet via Wi-Fi, unless you use an unlimited data plan.