Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 gets Android 7.0 Nougat as Original Galaxy J7 Clears Wi-Fi Alliance with Nougat on board

Android 7.0 Nougat Update

In mid-May, Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 and Galaxy A7 2016 started receiving the much-awaited Android 7.0 Nougat updates.

This came after the phones had been spotted in several bodies, including the Wi-Fi Alliance and GFXBench, based on Android 7.0 Nougat. At the time, the Galaxy A3 2016 was also listed on the WFA with the new Nougat OS on board, but when the A5 and A7 started getting the treat, this entry-level model did not feature anywhere.

Well, if you own a Galaxy A3 2016, this is your time. Apparently, folks in Europe’s Germany and Hungary have already started receiving the update to Android 7.0 Nougat over the air. The update comes with software version A310FXXU3CQE6 and weighs about 1GB.

Once you install this update, your Galaxy A3 2016 will receive all the Nougat features as well as fix bugs from the previous OS. You can also expect a new security update and performance enhancements from this update, just like any other major update.

Since it’s an OTA update, it will take time before all Galaxy A3 2016 units receive the OS. However, you can do a manual check via Settings>About phone, but rather than getting into such hassles, you can simply wait for your turn. Note that this update is meant for the European variant of the phone which carries model number SM-A310F. If you are in a different region yet using the same model, you may be lucky to get this update, otherwise, you’ll have to wait for Samsung to make the same update available on your region.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Nougat

While Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 had been listed as one of the devices that will receive Android 7.0 Nougat, there’s was no word on whether the original Samsung Galaxy J7 will join the party. Released in 2015, this phone is now two years old and even though it’s still within Sammy’s software updates’ period, very few saw this one coming.

As per the Wi-Fi Alliance, the Galaxy J7 2015 will soon be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat OS. The phone has been cleared with the OS on board, something that has prompted suggestions that the stable version could be on its way sooner or later.

The said Galaxy J7 has been cleared in three variants with model numbers SM-J701M, SM-J701MT and SM-J701M/DS. We can’t assure you that this device will indeed be updated to the Nougat OS at some point, but if this WFA listing is anything to go by, the original J7 should be updated to the new OS during this second half of 2017.

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