Those rocking the Samsung Galaxy A7 2015 in Russia and Asia might be already using the latest version of Android Marshmallow on this phablet.
However, the case is different for those in Europe. While the update has been around for more than two months now, it is only now that those in other parts of Europe other than Russia can access this new OS.
If you are rocking a Samsung Galaxy A7 2015 with model number XXU2BPH4, which is actually specific to Europe, the latest reports indicate that the latest version of Android Marshmallow is ready for download. Apparently, it has a size of a little over 1GB, which makes it the same as many other Samsung Galaxy devices. In addition, the Galaxy A7 2015 will also be receiving the same features that others using the Marshmallow update have already received. These include Doze mode, Now on Tap, enhanced apps permission management, and a do-not-disturb option, among other fixes and performance optimizations.
It is not clear whether the Galaxy A7 2015 will be receiving any other major software update after this Marshmallow update. However, the phone could probably see the new Android Nougat come on board somewhere in the second half of 2017 or earlier, but Samsung has not promised any of these.
As for those using the flagship Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy Note 7, the new Android Nougat update should be available before the end of this year. This follows reports that the South Korean tech giant has already begun running tests on the Galaxy S7 Edge. Initially, the tests were to be run on the Galaxy Note 7 first, but the phone started blowing up when charging, forcing the company to issue a global recall. It is only now that the phone has resumed official selling in South Korea, with other regions expected to follow suit in the coming weeks and months.
But for those looking out for the Marshmallow OTA update on the Galaxy A7 2015, you can also do so by heading to the Settings>About phone>System update options of your phone. This should tell you if the update has been availed for your device or not.
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