Carrier confirms Samsung Galaxy A5 will get Android 7.0 Nougat update in late January
posted by Cosmin V. / Dec 22, 2016, 5:48 AM
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.
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What about 2016 edition of Aseries?
posted on Dec 22, 2016, 6:18 AM 0
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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).
posted on Dec 22, 2016, 7:04 AM 0
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