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Is the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Ever Getting Android Nougat?

Google has been working on Android O, the future version of their in-house mobile operating system, for quite a while now. The new operating system will be officially launched this August, if all goes well and Google keeps the beta testing program on schedule. However, there are still a lot of phones that didn’t get the current version, Android Nougat, in any of its variants. Naturally, the owners of such devices can’t help but wonder if they will ever get a Nougat update.

One such device facing this issue is the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Although Samsung is already preparing to launch the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, there are still a lot of users out there who own a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and who do not plan on getting a new one yet. The phone launched quite some time ago on Android KitKat 4.4, and then it got two subsequent updates to Lollipop and Marshmallow, respectively. Thus, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 now runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

It’s true that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is an aging device, and so is its operating system. Still, weaker devices have gotten an update to Nougat, so why not the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 as well? Believe it or not, the answer to this question is quite simple: the device simply wasn’t signed on by its manufacturers for Android 7.0 Nougat support. The reason for this is the fact that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is an old device, and Samsung clearly have other priorities right now.

So if you own a Samsung Galaxy Note 4, we’re sorry for you, but your phone most likely won’t get Android 7.0 Nougat. It would need a miracle to receive this update, and technology and miracles are two concepts that reject each other.

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