Samsung has rolled out Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS to the 2016 versions of Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7. These two phones have been on the market for quite some time, but they were based on the previous Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.
Rumors have been rife that the South Korean giant will be coming in with Android Marshmallow update for Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A7 (2016), however, there was no exact confirmation from the company. But as it seems, there are firmware versions of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow ready to be downloaded to these two mid-rangers.
As usual, the Marshmallow update brings features such as Doze, Now on Tap, new apps permissions system as well as App Standby, among many other system improvements and bug fixes. According to the sources, the update was made available as from June 14. However, keep in mind that not all units of Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A7 (2016) will be receiving Android Marshmallow at once.
In fact, the Samsung updates are available in select regions. Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) users in Uzbekistan can now enjoy using the new Marshmallow OS on their devices as the update was made available starting June 14. While the update is meant for the A5 (2016) variant with model number SM-A510F, which is the European version of the phone, there are no reports as far as variants with model numbers SM-A510M, SM-A510FD, SM-A5100 as well as Taiwan’s SM-A510Y are concerned.
Latest reports indicate that Galaxy A5 (2016) owners in Turkey and Serbia can also download the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update on their phones.
The story is the same for Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016), only that the update is available in Russia and not Uzbekistan. Those using Galaxy A7 (2016) with model number SM-A700FD can be sure to download the Marshmallow update right away.
While it is unknown when these updates will reach 2016’s Galaxy A5 and A7 devices in other regions, we can guarantee that the update is seeding to more and more regions as the clock ticks. Hopefully, it will reach your phone sooner than later. If waiting is not part of you, there is room to manually check for the update via your phone’s About phone settings. If it is ready for downloading, you will be alerted, if not, you may have no option but to keep checking regularly or comfortable sit and wait for the update to show up in your region.