Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is still up to date with its monthly security patches yet this will all change once the Galaxy Note 7 is reignited as 2017 approaches. The Note 4 may very well become obsolete just like the Note 3.
It’s fair that the Note 3 can’t receive the Android 7.0 Nougat as its Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor is not compatible with the latest software configuration. However, this isn’t the case with the Note 4.
The Note 4 is equipped with a Snapdragon 805 chipset which can handle Nougat so it’s baffling as to why it won’t be receiving it. Samsung is largely to blame for this.
The bottom line is, the Note 4 will have to say goodbye to Android with the ceasing of its software and security updates. This could probably be Samsung’s way to coerce users to opt for the problematic Galaxy Note 7 and it may be a fruitful effort.