Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 and Galaxy A7 2016 Get Android 7.0 Nougat OTA

Samsung A5 2016

If you own a Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6 or Galaxy Note 5, you should be having Android 7.0 Nougat OS installed on your phone at this point in time.

The South Korean tech giant started rolling out the Nougat OS to the Galaxy S7 series in early 2017. A few weeks later, the same treat started hitting the 2015 flagships that include Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ and the phablet Galaxy Note 5. Of course, these updates were released over the air and it’s possible that some regions – or people – haven’t yet received the OTA notification.

But looking at the current state of affairs, Samsung is adamant that all of its flagship phones have been given the Nougat treat. This is true because lately, attention seems to have shifted to the midrange family of devices, starting with the Galaxy A5 2016 and Galaxy A7 2016.

Earlier this month, the first midrange device from Samsung – the Galaxy A5 2016 – received an update to Android 7.0 Nougat. Just like it has been happening with other models, the update started rolling out in Europe, with the first people to report it being Russians. Even though Sammy has remained silent on whether or not the OS is now rolling out globally to all Galaxy A5 2016 units, it appears that this is indeed the case.

Samsung Galaxy A5 Nougat, Samsung Galaxy A7 Nougat

According to fresh reports surfacing from India, Android 7.0 Nougat is not only rolling out to the Galaxy A5 2016, but the high-end Galaxy A7 2016 has also joined the party. If you own the former, the update weighs about 986MB and for the latter, the same update is slightly smaller at 970MB. These are over the air updates and as such, they’ll take time before hitting all A5 2016 and A7 2016 units in the region.

If you can’t wait, try doing a manual update by heading to Settings>About phone>System update>Check for updates manually. But do make sure that you have a stable Wi-Fi connection and the battery is at least 50% charged before proceeding with the download and installation process.

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