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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Getting “Galaxy Note 7” Treatment

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Getting “Galaxy Note 7” Treatment

Richard Goodwin 29/11/2016 - 2:20pm

The Galaxy Note 7 may well be lifeless, however we’ll all the time have the Galaxy Note 5…

Samsung didn’t free up the Galaxy Note 5 in the United Kingdom. As an alternative, it fobbed us off with a relatively greater and WAY costlier iteration of its Galaxy S6. This transfer didn’t move down really well with punters in the United Kingdom, as call for used to be top for a brand new Note software remaining yr. And then, this year, the Note 7 went MIA.

That’s two forged years of dangerous good fortune for Samsung’s Galaxy Note logo and two nasty blows for punters in the United Kingdom. However all isn't misplaced, as Samsung is now within the means of porting the Galaxy Note 7’s device over to the Galaxy Note 5 and that handset, in contrast to its successor, continues to be readily to be had to buy on-line.

“Samsung has began distributing a much-anticipated update for the Korea Telecom variant of the Galaxy Note 5 in South Korea,” reports SamMobile. “Whilst the improve doesn’t convey Nougat to the handset, it does package a construct of Marshmallow that’s skinned with the company’s much-anticipated Grace consumer interface, which debuted at the Galaxy Note 7, at the side of a mess of extra malicious program fixes, balance enhancements.”

This isn’t an update to Android 7 Nougat, despite the fact that. That would are available time, however with Samsung you simply by no means actually know – it’s now not nice with Android updates, particularly on older hardware. Having stated that, the Note 5 – in some respects – is the herbal inheritor to the Note 7’s throne for lots of, so most likely shall we see Nougat driven out to the Note 5 in a bid to stay Note customers satisfied till subsequent yr’s free up arrives?

Alas, it's unclear whether or not Samsung plans to make the update an international one. At the present it is just to be had in Korea. Likelihood is that the discharge – or, on the very least, parts of it – will probably be to be had inside of customized ROMs within the now not too far away long run. And despite the fact that it isn’t… there’s TONS of very good ROMs in the market for Samsung’s telephones.

We even did a work on the merits of buying old Galaxy S flagships and outfitting them with custom ROMs. Now not best will you save a fortune on the real handset however you are going to additionally take your self out of the terrible factor of by no means getting device updates on your handset as soon as it reaches a undeniable age.

Pound for pound, the Galaxy Note 5 – without or with this update – continues to be a particularly viable choice in 2016. The cost of the software is now so much decrease too, because it’s year-old hardware, so in case you’re in search of a cut price that incorporates a stylus hooked up, in all probability it’s time you looked at the Galaxy Note 5 when you wait to peer what Samsung has in retailer for us in 2017.

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