Original Samsung Galaxy A5 could start receiving Android 7.0 Nougat update in February

Original Samsung Galaxy A5 could start receiving Android 7.0 Nougat update in February
It's been a little bit more than two years since the Galaxy A5 made its debut on the market, and it looks like Samsung continue to support the smartphone. This might be one of the few devices released with Android 4.4.4 KitKat on board that will get not two, but three major OS updates throughout its life cycle.

At least one carrier has confirmed that it is now testing Android 7.0 Nougat update for the original Samsung Galaxy A5, and that it expects to complete the testing this month. If all goes well, Australian carrier Optus might start deploying the update in February.

We believe other carriers from around the world are testing the update as well, so if you still own a carrier-branded Galaxy A5, then you might want to check with your network operator and ask when it plans to release the update.

As for the unlocked Galaxy A5 units, they are usually the first to receive the update, but exceptions happen from time to time, so there's no telling when Samsung will kick off the rollout of Android 7.0 Nougat for these devices.

The bottom line is Samsung Galaxy A5 will certainly be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat, and that could happen in a matter of weeks, not months.

source: Optus via GSMArena

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Galaxy A5
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2300 mAh(15h 3G talk time)



1. Arthurhkt

Posts: 727; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Hopefully they bring Grace UX together with the update, but probably the chances would be very slim.

4. mobilefuture

Posts: 224; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

As an owner of an original galaxy A5, i would really welcome that

2. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

Did you guys even read the original article from Optus? Also note 2 is mentioned there in the chart and it won't receive N. Even for this article device, A5 there is no single word of getting N. Software updates yes there is the word mentioned in the article but even for A5 is the column empty. So no even single word that mentioned N for this device, just S7.


Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

And what about the galaxy s5 and note 4 then is it more capable than these 2 or what?

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