Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 and Huawei Honor 5C Getting Android 7.0 Nougat OTA Updates, April Security Patch and VoLTE Support Included

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A while back, we reported that both Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 and Huawei Honor 5C were being tested for Android 7.0 Nougat updates.

Where the Galaxy Tab S2 tablet appeared on benchmarking website Geekbench with Android Nougat running the show, the Huawei Honor 5C started recruiting beta testers for the OS in Malaysia. But the latest reports suggest that the devices are now receiving the stable version of the OS via an over the air update.

Interestingly, the previously benchmarked Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 variants (8.0 and 9.7-inch models) were from 2016, but this time, the models receiving the update to Nougat are the originals, which came in 2015. Where the 8-inch Tab S2 carries model numbers SM-T710 (Wi-Fi only) and SM-T715 (LTE), the 9.7-inch variant has model number SM-T810 (Wi-Fi only) and SM-T815 (LTE). As for the 2016 models, the former has model number SM-T719 (LTE) while the latter has model numbers SM-T813 (Wi-Fi) and SM-T819 (LTE).

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As expected, the update is rolling out gradually depending on regions. Where the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 is receiving the Nougat treat in Italy, those in Germany are enjoying the same treat for the 9.7-inch model. Since it brings Android 7.0 Nougat with it, the update weighs 1GB. This also includes the latest monthly security patch for the month of April alongside the usual bug fixes and performance enhancements. The update also introduces a new UX and Samsung Game Launcher.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Android 7.0 Nougat, Huawei Honor 5C Android 7.0 Nougat

If you are using the Huawei Honor 5C, the Nougat update is also available but like the Galaxy Tab S2, it will be rolling out in batches. The company has made this official via a blog post, confirming that the phone is now leaving the beta channel that it entered in January.

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Other than coming with Android 7.0 Nougat, the Huawei Honor 5C will also get support for VoLTE from this update, a feature that allows users to make voice calls over LTE networks.

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