Samsung updates the old Galaxy Tab A 9.7 directly to Android 7.1.1 Nougat

The Galaxy Tab A 9.7 is the only two-year-old Samsung device that's been updated to Android 7.1.1 Nougat. All other smartphones and/or tablets receive Android 7.0 Nougat updates and few are likely to get more Android OS updates.

We reported back in July that there's a high chance Samsung will provide Galaxy Tab A 9.7 owners with an Android Nougat update, but no ETA was available at that time. Well, it looks like Samsung has already kicked off the roll-out of the update in many European countries.

For the time being, Galaxy Tab A 9.7 users confirmed the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update is available in Germany, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, and Spain, but we can safely assume everyone will get it in the coming weeks.

Nougat is the last major Android OS update that the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 will receive, and we're not sure there will be too many security updates pushed to the tablet starting next year.

Apparently, the update is pushed OTA (over the air), so make sure that your tablet has enough battery energy and storage before attempting to upgrade to Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

source: SamMobile

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Galaxy Tab A 9.7
  • Display 9.7 inches
    1024 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
    1.5GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 6000 mAh
  • OS Android 7.1 Nougat


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