Good news for those of you who have the Galaxy Note 5 on Sprint. Android Nougat is on its way to you. The update has been released by the carrier, making them the first one to get the update out to the two year old and still most current Note in the Samsung lineup. The update from Sprint contains the Nougat update for the device, the March security update, and other tweaks and performance improvements to the device. The updated build is version N920PVPU3DQC5 for those keeping score and weighs in at a hefty 1.4GB.
With the update being this big, you will certainly want to download it to your Note 5 via Wi-Fi. Once you have it downloaded, you can expect a 15-30 minute update process with a final reboot getting you squarely onto the Nougat release.
With Sprint now releasing the update, you can almost certainly count on the other major carriers in the US to follow suit. Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile all had the Note 5 in their lineup and, based on other Samsung device updates, they will all be releasing the identical update (with carrier specific apps or settings) to their customers. The question is when that will happen. Hopefully soon.
If you have a Galaxy Note 5 on Sprint and have done the update, drop a line and let me know how it went and how your Note 5 is performing afterward.