The venerable Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is still around, tugging at your sleeves just to remind you that it has not been phased out of existence -- yet, at least. After all, it still has some legs left, taking into consideration how the Galaxy Note 7 had an explosive issue that led it to be banned on all commercial flights worldwide. At least until the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 hits the market, that is. Sprint, being the first mobile carrier in the US that introduced the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Galaxy Note 5 that it carries, is proud to finally make it happen. This is a long time in coming, taking into consideration how the update has been rolled out to the very same phone model in various parts all over the world. Better late than never holds true.
If you are a Sprint subscriber who has yet to move on from your trusty Galaxy Note 5, be prepared to be patient. After all, this is no small update by any means. In fact, Droid-Life has reported that this particular update is large -- very large. We are looking at a download size of 1.4GB, which would mean that it is highly advisable to make use of your local Wi-Fi connection in order to get in downloaded and installed as opposed to utilizing your data plan. Thankfully, there are many unlimited data plans these days, but still, this could be the proverbial straw that brings you to the brink of having your speed throttled.
The software version number for the Android 7.0 Nougat update is N920PVPU3DQC5, and it does not come alone. In fact, it will be accompanied by the March 2017 Android security patches -- which would provide users with a greater peace of mind. Not only that, we ought to be looking at the most recent version of Samsung’s TouchWiz UX skin thrown into the mix as well. This is an OTA (Over The Air) update, so users who would want to get this will simply have to wait for their turn as it will be rolled out in stages. However, for those who are a wee bit more impatient, there is always the manual method of getting it doe -- by heading to the Settings segment of the Galaxy Note 5 to see whether the update is available for download. It would not kill to wait for just a few more days, taking into consideration how long you have already waited all this while compared to the global version of the Galaxy Note 5.
This will most probably mark the beginning of the Android 7.0 Nougat introduction for the Galaxy Note 5 over in the US, and Sprint is right in front of things. We do expect the other major carriers to begin their updating process as well some time down the road, and for Samsung to also offer the similar mobile operating system update to owners of the unlocked version of the Galaxy Note 5.