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The upcoming and highly anticipated Galaxy Note 7 packs a ton a goodies, but one aspect about it that didn’t make headlines was its Android version – 6.0 Marshmallow. We all know that the new hotness this Fall will be Android 7.0 Nougat. Unfortunately, the timing of the Note 7’s launch didn’t line up with Google’s debut of the finalized software.

Folks who’ve had their minds set on the new beastly Note shouldn’t fret though. Samsung has acknowledged its commitment to keeping the OS up to date. And according to a report by The Korea Times, the company has let slip that the Note 7 will receive the Nougat update in two to three months time, ‘after gathering feedback from users.’

“It is very important for us to offer up-to-date information with the new OS, but what’s more crucial is to build a stable and seamless platform for users,” Koh Dong-jin, president of Samsung’s mobile communications, said. “That’s why we are planning to do enough beta testing before any OS updates.” This report follows news that LG went ahead and announced that its upcoming LG V10 successor, the V20, will drop with Nougat out of the box when it launches in September. Things are lining up for a great phablet battle this Fall, and we love it.

One thing to remember is that getting Android 7.0 to the Note 7 in two to three months isn’t the same thing as getting it to all regions, and all carriers. More than likely, the 2-3 month timeframe will only apply to Korea, and perhaps unlocked international models. Still, it’s good to see that Samsung is already taking about Nougat its final release looms closer.

Does the Note 7 not launching with Android Nougat deter any fans planning to snag it on day one? We know that Samsung isn’t the quickest with updates, so we hope it can fulfill that promise. And maybe some love for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users too?

Next – Android 7.0 Nougat features overview