Samsung is arguably the busiest smartphone seller as far as rolling out Android updates is concerned. Probably this is because it also has the largest number of devices in the market.
After the likes of Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, as well as Galaxy Note 5, just to name but a few, the South Korean tech giant has now turned its attention to the mid-range Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 version. This handset is currently receiving the latest Android security patch from Google. However, the update is currently rolling out in India alone.
The Galaxy J7 2016 comes preinstalled with the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. As such, this update has nothing to do with this current Android OS. Even though Samsung has not gone into details of what exactly the July Android update brings to the Galaxy J7 2016 handset, the size of the update, which is 254.24MB, should imply that there are quite some significant changes or improvements that it comes with.
It carries build number J710FXXU1APG5, but surprisingly, it brings the security patch level’s date to July 1 and not July 5, which is a second update that was rolled out by Google following the initial July 1 update. While this is happening to the Galaxy J7 2016, there is nothing yet for the smaller Galaxy J5 2016, which has not even received the May Android Security patch yet, leave alone last month’s update. But this should be happening really soon, especially after this long neglect.
If you use Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 from India, you should have already received the OTA notification for this update. If this hasn’t happened yet, as usual, there is a shortcut. Head to the phone’s Settings>About device and while in there hit the Download updates manually option and if it’s ready, the process will kick off immediately.