Verizon starts pushing Android 7.0 Nougat update to Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016)

While many Android smartphone users are wondering when they'll receive Oreo, an even larger amount of people are still stuck on older versions of the OS. It's been more than a year since Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) made its debut on the market, but the smartphone has already received a major Android update and is now getting a second one.

If you're the proud owner of a Verizon Galaxy J3 (2016), you'll be happy to know that the carrier has just announced an Android 7.0 Nougat update is now being rolled out.

The update contains many improvements and fixed in addition to Android Nougat. For example, Verizon confirms the update include the Blueborne security patch, along with a fix for an issue that caused Wi-Fi voice call drops.

Furthermore, Samsung included many proximity sensor performance improvements and a fix for a Samsung Messaging app issue where video messages were received with audio only. Improved Push to Talk and sound quality have been added too, and a fix for an issue that prevented ringback tones to incoming calls outside of Verizon.

Unfortunately, Samsung only added the August security patch along with the Android Nougat update. The new software version NMF26X.J320VVRU2BQJ1 for Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) is pushed out OTA (over the air) in stages, so be patient if it doesn't show up on your phone immediately.

source: Verizon

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Galaxy J3 (2016)
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(13h 3G talk time)



1. GdgetXpert1337

Posts: 117; Member since: Oct 31, 2017

Wow congrat 7.0............

2. Peacetoall unregistered

Compared to buggy ios 11 android 7 with samsung user experience is a better deal

3. GdgetXpert1337

Posts: 117; Member since: Oct 31, 2017

I sad nothin at all bout iOS , y are u letting ur insecureity talk

4. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

That's about 10 months after the HTC One A9 got 7.0...of course that's why I only use unlocked phones and not rely on a carrier. Even though the A9 also only has the August security update.


Posts: 134; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

It is important to remember that SM-J320V and SM-J320A are not the same as SM-J320F or SM-J320M.

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