It’s been a while since the first Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime units received the OTA update to Android 7.0 Nougat OS. This happened about three months ago and it was also limited to the Indian market.
The good side of the story is that those who use the Galaxy J7 Prime in other markets will soon be jumping on the Nougat bandwagon. According to a listing on the Wi-Fi Alliance, the remaining J7 Prime variants will soon be joining the Indian variant in getting Nougat. In case you didn’t know, those in India have model number SM-G610F/DD, but the list of recently certified variants of the J7 Prime includes SM-G610Y, SM-G610Y/DS, SM-G610F, SM-G610F/DS, SM-G610M, SM-G610M/DS and SM-G610F/DD.
Notice that model number SM-G610F/DD is the same as the one sold in India, but it’s possible this is targeting those in Pakistan, where the same variant was also sold. Even though this appearance on Wi-Fi Alliance doesn’t give us a specific date, history tells us that the OTA update of Nougat may take only a few weeks before rolling out to Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime users.
Some users of the Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime have also received the update to Android 7.0 Nougat. The update was released in UAE but so far, other markets are yet to receive the same treat. There aren’t so many variants of the Galaxy J5 Prime as with the case of the J7 Prime, which should make work a little easier for the company when rolling out the OS to the handset. While we don’t know when, the fact that the J7 Prime is now getting ready for a wider rollout should suggest that it won’t be long before the J5 Prim joins the party.