Carrier confirms Samsung Galaxy A5 will get Android 7.0 Nougat update in late January

The original Galaxy A5 is more than two years old, but Samsung will continue to support the phone with major Android updates in the coming months.

The smartphone that was launched on the market back in 2014 shipped with Android 4.4 KitKat onboard. In the meantime, Samsung released two major Android OS updates that brought the phone to Marshmallow.

The last major update, Android 6.0 Marshmallow was pushed to all Galaxy A5 devices back in August. However, those who thought that that will be the end of Android OS update for the original Galaxy A5 couldn't be more wrong.

Optus, an important Australian carrier confirmed that Samsung Galaxy A5 will eventually receive another major update in January, Android 7.0 Nougat. According to the network operator, the update is already in testing and it's expected to hit Galaxy A5 devices in late January, 2017.

We so no reason for Samsung not to push Android 7.0 Nougat to all Galaxy A5 units across the globe, even though the update has only been confirmed by one major carrier in Australia.

Maybe there's hope for Samsung Galaxy A3 owners as well, since it packs the same chipset (but less RAM). Unfortunately, Optus didn't say anything about this particular device, and we don't have any additional information for the moment.

source: Optus via AusDroid

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Galaxy A5
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2300 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop



8. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 456; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Yeah pretty sure this is a mistake

7. Astore

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 01, 2016

considering what Lenovo did to Moto G3 this is very nice from Samsung.But what can I say ,Lenovo is a c***py company ,such a pittie for Motorola.

6. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Even Samsung's midranger 2014 devices are also getting 7.0 updates and snapdragon 801 users are stuck with marshmallow because of so called technical issues.

5. kisha.p

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 23, 2016

What about samsung galaxy j7 2015 ??? If galaxy a5 2014 is getting update ... j7 should also get ... as it is more latest than a5 !!!

3. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

3 out of 5 articles are about yet another shamesung release...of a new model...they still don't know what crippled the note7--only answer is s8 will more bells and whistles

2. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

This is probably a mistake. Optus tends to mess up the information they post sometimes. For a while the Galaxy Note II was listed as having Android 5.1.1, which was wrong. They currently list the Galaxy Ace 3 as having Android 5.0, which is also wrong. Bit strange to be testing Nougat for a lower device from 2014 - and not even testing 7.0 for the S7 series or even the S6 series. Why would they update the A5, and not the Note 4 or the S5 (both also from 2014).

1. abhinav.snsahu unregistered

What about 2016 edition of Aseries?

4. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

I have the A7 2016 European Edition and I'm still waiting for MM and sure they will not update to MM when Nougat is here. Samsung might even ignore.

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