Available in North America since May 2016, the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) is now one of the most popular mid-range smartphones currently available. Launched with Android 5.1 Lollipop, it was updated with Android 6.0 Marshmallow at the end of the summer. But what about Android 7.0 Nougat and its security updates?
Android Nougat on the Galaxy A5 2016
Android 7.0 Nougat has been available since late August, and many Galaxy A5 (2016) users are now wondering when they can expect a software update for their devices. Even though Samsung has not officially communicated anything on the subject yet, it seems likely the Galaxy A5 (2016) will receive Android Nougat. The smartphone is now very popular and Samsung would risk upsetting many users, which is not necessarily a good idea after the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. However, if the update is confirmed, you will have to be patient. Remember: the brand was very late in rolling out the Android Marshmallow update.
Nougat will likely come to the Galaxy A5 2016 sooner than we hope. © AndroidPIT
Android Marshmallow update on the Galaxy A5 (2016)
Launched with some surprise after the Lollipop update in February, (the 6.0 version of the system was made official 9 months before at the Google I/O), users had to wait until late August and the official release of Android Nougat for Samsung to update its devices with Android 6.0 Marshmallow on the Galaxy A5 (2016).
At the beginning of November 2015, Samsung managed to deploy the security update it had planned for October 2015. The update is relatively light, since it weighs only 20 MB and was done via OTA.
The security update was deployed in October 2016. © AndroidPIT
Are you impatiently waiting for Android 7.0 Nougat to be added to the Galaxy A5 (2016)? What new features would you like to see come to your phone?