Google has rolled out their latest Android 7.0 Nougat OS update earlier this year and there are many flagship devices in the market running on the OS out of the box, the LG V20 was one of the first to run on Android Nougat and the Google Plixel and Pixel XL as well. Coming to mid range smartphones which are always neglected in getting the latest OS update by all smartphone manufacturers is going to change with Samsung announcing that their A series devices, launched in 2016 will be getting the Android 7,0 Nougat update.
This is good news for all the users who have bought a Galaxy A series device in 2016, the date and timeline for rolling out the update has not been released yet but we are expecting the updates to start rolling out in early 2017. It is good to see that Samsung has not neglected the mid range A series smartphones.
List of Samsung A series smartphones to get Android 7.0 Nougat update:
- Galaxy A3 (2016)
- Galaxy A5 (2016)
- Galaxy A7 (2016)
- Galaxy A8 (2016)
- Galaxy A9 (2016)
- Galaxy A9 Pro (2016)
The new OS update will be rolling out in second quarter of 2017 as per the report in SamMobile. With the company seeing the Android Nougat beta build to Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge which is expected to complete testing by the mid of December. With the latest Android 7.0 Nougat update new and improved features like Quicker multi-tasking, option to user two apps simultaneously with split-screen, drag and drop text or images when in multi-window mode, Instant reply directly from Notifications, Data Saver, Doze for battery saving etc will be available in the Samsung A series devices.
We will be updating the official list of Samsung devices which are getting the Android 7 Nougat update. With the Galaxy A series devices getting the update we can expect other mid range devices from both Samsung and other smartphone manufacturers to start sending out the latest OS update to not just their flagship smartphones but also mid range devices which are now highly capable of supporting the latest OS without any problem.