The first generation Samsung Galaxy A8 Duos, which was released in 2015, is now receiving the much-elusive Android Marshmallow update.
This OS has been here for months now, but not all devices that are compatible with it have been able to get the update. Despite the early arrival of Android Nougat, the search for Marshmallow updates is still on among users. If you live in India and own a Samsung Galaxy A8 Duos, this is your chance to get an update to the latest version of Android Marshmallow.
Inside the Marshmallow update, the updated Samsung Galaxy A8 Duos will also get last month’s Android Security Patch, which should be a good start for the mid-ranger. This is so because the latest October Android Security Patch is already rolling out, but it is only available for the likes of BlackBerry Priv, Google Nexus 6P, and Nexus 5X, among other Nexus devices.
As usual, the new Android Marshmallow update will bring a number of features to the Galaxy A8 Duos. These include Now on Tap, enhanced control over apps permissions, Doze mode, as well as a number of fixes to bugs from the previous OS.
Weighing at a significant 890MB, the update should already be rolling out to unlocked variants of the Galaxy A8 Duos. If this is not the case, you can check out for the update’s availability manually. This involves heading to the phone’s Settings>About device>Software update.
Since the size of the update is quite huge, it is recommended that you connect the Galaxy A8 Duos to the internet via a Wi-Fi source, unless you have an unlimited data plan on your phone. In addition, the duration of the process and the demand for resources also means that you ensure the phone is at least 50% charged. If not, connect it to a power source while proceeding with the download and installation process.
Released in 2015, the Galaxy A8 Duos has a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED 1080p screen that is shielded by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 4. It launched with Android Lollipop out of the box and has an Exynos 5430 variant as well as a Snapdragon 615 variant. The two variants share the same 2GB RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. The camera specs include a 16MP rear sensor with f/1.9 aperture and LED flash while the front has a 5MP sensor with the same aperture. The phone has a fingerprint scanner, 4G LTE support, but no room for NFC connectivity.
There is a 3050mAh battery unit to keep the phone alive.