Samsung recently pushed Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to the Galaxy A9 (2016) phablet, signaling the fact that the same update might also be making its way to the likes of Galaxy A5 (2016), Galaxy A7 (2016) as well as Galaxy A8 (2016), the latter of which should be happening sooner than the other two.
As the company prepares to receive the upcoming Android N from Google, it has been in a race to prep its compatible devices as well as bring others up to speed by updating them with Android Marshmallow. It has already happened with the flagship models from last year, among them the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5. The same update has also been pushed to Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S5, which are both from 2014.
While it seems certain that the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 will not be getting a new software update from the Korean OEM, the company has now shifted its attention to the mid-range offerings capable of handling the new OS. As pointed out earlier, Samsung Galaxy A9 has already begun receiving the Marshmallow update. While it expected that the likes of Samsung Galaxy A5, Galaxy A7 as well as Galaxy A8 will be among the recipients of this OS, the tech giant hasn’t come out clear with the exact release dates for this update with respect to this A series’ devices.
Samsung unveiled the Galaxy J5 (2016) and its counterpart Galaxy J7 (2016) in the U.S. with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on board. However, other regions had to be contended with Android 5.1 Lollipop. This has led to speculations that the rest of this year’s Galaxy J5 and J7 will also be updated with the latest Android OS.
Other than the Galaxy A5, Galaxy A7, and Galaxy A8, Samsung is also expected to avail the Marshmallow update to the likes of Galaxy J3 (2016), Galaxy Tab S2 as well as the Galaxy Alpha, among other mid-range devices. Samsung Galaxy A8 received Wi-Fi certification somewhere last month, a procedure that is usually taken before a device is updated with a new firmware.
With Android Marshmallow on board the Galaxy A5 (2016), Galaxy A7 (2016) and Galaxy A8 (2016), users will be able to enjoy features such as Doze, Google Now on Tap, App Standby, new apps permissions system and a wide range of system improvements.
Keep following us and we’ll keep you updated on when Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow will be available for Samsung Galaxy A series.