Samsung Galaxy A (2016)
This is an official confirmation by Samsung that we know through SamMobile, which informs us that the mobile phones of the Samsung Galaxy A (2016) family, those launched as belonging to this year’s generation, will also receive an update to Android 7.0 Nougat. So far, the only mobiles that we do know would receive the latest update were flagships, such as the Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6, as well as the tablet Galaxy Tab S2. However, now there will also be new mobiles in this list, which will be those belonging to the series Samsung Galaxy AMobile phones that in some cases are high-end, and in other cases they are rather mid-range, which is undoubtedly good news.
In total, there would be about six smartphones that we know that will now also receive the update to the new version of the operating system: Samsung Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A7, Galaxy A8, Galaxy A9 and Galaxy A9 Pro.
We cannot forget either the existence of some mobiles that already belong to the Galaxy A series of 2017. These smartphones will also arrive with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but it is assumed that these smartphones will logically update to Android 7.0 Nougat in the future, and probably before these.
When will the update arrive?
The update to the new version of the operating system for these six smartphones does not yet have a release date, but only the confirmation that this update will arrive. We also do not know if it will resemble the firmware of the flagships, although it is expected that it has almost all the functions of these, and that the only shortcomings have to do with the characteristics that are not present in these mobiles because they are more basic.
Taking into account the dates on which the update for Galaxy S7 and company would arrive, it seems logical to think that the update for the Samsung Galaxy A (2016) would not arrive until the second quarter of the year. In addition, it will probably be the last official update they receive, taking into account the range to which these phones belong, and the time it will take to update. In any case, it is good news for users who have one of these smartphones.