The two-year-old Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo is the latest offering from the South Korean OEM expected to receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update. The Galaxy S5 Neo was the cheaper version of the then flagship Galaxy S5, which was launched two years ago in 2015. At the time of release, the device launched with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop straight out of the box. However, one year after the launch the smartphone was upgraded to Marshmallow. Now two years down the line, the handset is expected to get updated to Nougat finally.

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Galaxy S5 Neo Android N update coming soon?

Phone Arena mentions that rumors of the device receiving the Android Nougat started when the two-year-old smartphone was spotted on Wi-Fi Alliance running on the OS.

The listing also confirmed that the Canadian variant of the handset, which goes by the model number Samsung G903W may be the first version to get the Android Nougat update. Apart from that, the European version of the smartphone carrying the model number Samsung G903F is also up for the new software offering from Google.

Usually, when a smartphone is spotted on the Wi-Fi Alliance running on the latest Android version it is seen as a sign of the software update making its way to getting deployed to the handsets it is running on. However, we are still to receive official confirmation whether the Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo will indeed receive the much awaited Nougat mobile operating system update.

Android Nougat: What will it bring to the Samsung handset?

The Android N which is the latest offering by Google - until the launch of the next version of Android rumored to be dubbed Android O - comes with many optimizations and features for smartphones.

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For starters, the software update will be bringing multiple local language support and will also provide the user with more than 1500 emojis, along with 72 new ones that have been devised to support gender equality. Apart from that, the Android Nougat allows the user to switch between multiple apps and run two different applications side-by-side with ease.

The Doze on the Go mode that comes with the Android N saves the smartphone battery from draining out effectively even if the user is on the go. With the customized quick settings the user can rearrange the Quick Settings tabs with tiles that are most commonly used. The Notification Direct Reply feature, on the other hand, allows the user to reply directly from the popup window without opening the app.