Samsung is Reportedly Working on Nougat Update for Galaxy A (2016) Series of Smartphones

Samsung’s Galaxy A (2016) lineup seems to be getting luckier, as after getting Android 6.0 Marshmallow – it is going to get the taste of Nougat too. A report by SamMobile suggests that Samsung is working on a stable Android 7.0 Nougat update for its Galaxy A (2016) series. Also, the Galaxy A (2017) series might as well run Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box.

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A7 (2016) 01

Samsung’s Galaxy A (2016) is pretty huge as it contains phones such as Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A7, Galaxy A8, Galaxy A9, and Galaxy A9 Pro. The company has not revealed a set timeline for the update to roll out, but we expect it to be a little bit stretched as Samsung’s flagships are still awaiting Nougat update. Belonging to the mid-range segment, the Galaxy A (2016) series of smartphones will ultimately get the update after Samsung is done pushing it to flagships like Galaxy S7.

We think that it would be safe to presume that Galaxy A (2016) might have to wait until the second quarter of 2017 to finally get the update in all regions. Currently, Samsung is also working on Nougat update for the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy Note 5, and the Galaxy Tab S2.

It would be interesting to see when will Samsung start rolling out the Nougat update to the Galaxy A series (2016). Stay tuned with us for more news about Samsung’s update chart.

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December 4, 2016 4:16 pm 4:16 PM

Come on Zara, 2nd quarter 2016? Do proofread. As for older A series phones, they didn’t have a chipset that was nougat compatible (except galaxy a8).

Nikhil Sharma
December 4, 2016 9:06 pm 9:06 PM

Supported processors are: Snapdragon 415, 430, 435, 615, 616, 617, 625, 650, 652, 805, 808, 810, 820, 821, Exynos ARMv8 5433, 7420, 7870, 8890, Kirin 950, 955, MediaTek with Mali MT6732, MT6722, Helio P10 (MT6755), Helio X20 (MT6797), MediaTek with PowerVR MT6595M, MT6595T, MT6595M, MT6795, MT8135, MT8173, MT8176, Helio X30 (MT679x), Atom Z3460, Z3480, Z3530, Z3560, Z3570, Z3580, Rockchip RK3368, Tegra K1, X1, GeForce 600, 700, 800, 900, 1000, etc.
Thank me later. Please do verify before posting.

December 4, 2016 11:15 pm 11:15 PM

Go read about GPUs in Samsung 2015 a series and nougat. Thank me later. Both sd and exynos version must support nougat to get update.
Thank me later.

December 4, 2016 4:06 pm 4:06 PM

After few months nobody is going to buy these phones as huawei and one plus and Nokia are going to capture these share of market

December 4, 2016 9:41 am 9:41 AM

“wait until the second quarter of 2016” Lolz i guess we are in 2015 now….


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