Google’s latest Android operating system will drop the anchor on a pair of mid-range Samsung devices. The Android 7.0 Nougat update for Samsung Galaxy A, Galaxy A5 2016 is set to arrive in early 2017.
Samsung has recently confirmed the software patch for the Galaxy A and Galaxy A5 2016. Users will have to wait until next year to enjoy the seventh major version of Android.
The South Korean tech giant is still rolling out the beta version of Android 7.0 Nougat to its flagship offerings. The test build first arrived on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge in November.
Neurogadget reported that the Galaxy S7 models, Galaxy S6 models and Galaxy Note 5 will get the update before the year ends. Samsung’s Android 7.0 Nougat list does not yet include the Galaxy C, J and On series.
Android 7.0 Nougat Update For Samsung Galaxy A Series 2016
Devices in the Galaxy A series usually get two major Android updates in their lifetimes. This year’s Galaxy A product line will continue the tradition.
The Galaxy A3, A5, A7 and A9 2016 debuted in December 2015 with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. All four devices have since upgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and soon to Android 7.0 Nougat. Their 2017 versions are expected to boot the latter straight out the box.
As of the moment, Samsung is doing what it can to fix software issues in its mid-range lineup. This is to prepare them for the next major OS.
Security Update For Galaxy A5 2016
The Galaxy A5 2016 in particular is the recipient of a new 128MB security update. The over-the-air content fixed minor glitches reported on the November patch but did not include security fixes for December.
According to Trusted Reviews, Android 7.0 Nougat brings an assortment of bug fixes and performance enhancements. Notable features include an improved Doze mode, Quick app switch, split-screen view and Vulkan API support.