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The second generation Galaxy J7 was seen on GFXBench and was reported to be installed with Android 5.1.1. Lollipop. Everybody was sure it would have the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update within a number of months.

The Galaxy J7 has a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1920×1080. It’s installed with a chipset that supports three gigabytes of RAM and comes with a 16GB internal memory capacity.

People who purchased the Lollipop-running phablet had the option to manually update to the Android 6.0 Marshmallow.  They needed to first install the CyanogenMod CM13, an unofficial release for the custom series of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and could only be installed on certain Galaxy J7 models:

  • SM-J700F
  • SM-J700H
  • SM-J700M

To learn what device model users have, they need to do the following: Settings, About Phone and Model Number.



The Samsung Galaxy J7 isn’t a new model; it’s just an older model with new upgrades to it. It also has the Android Marshmallow installed onto it already, which means it doesn’t need the CynaogenMod CM13 installed.

The latest model isn’t all that different from the old one – it’s got the 5.5-inch 720p Super AMOLED touchscreen, a 13MP backend camera, 16GB expandable storage and 5MP selfie camera.

With the release of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow out, it’s not clear when the Galaxy J7 2016 model will receive it. So far, just the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge has been confirmed to get it.

When Samsung said it would release its 2016 models for Galaxy J5 and J7, it never noted when the Marshmallow update would be used even though it could be seen in the company’s Galaxy S6, S5 and S6 Edge line.

Rumors have circulated that the 2016 models of Galaxy J7 in China had come installed with the Android Marshmallow. And, other rumors are flying around that a number of models have gotten the update including but not limited to:

  • Galaxy Note Edge
  • Galaxy Note 4
  • Galaxy Note 5
  • Galaxy S5 Neo
  • Galaxy S5

Samsung offered the public information on what they could expect from the Android M (Marshmallow update) like:

  • Tracking memory to find out what app is using the most memory
  • Ability to change app permissions
  • Enable spontaneous backup of app user information to Google Drive
  • Automatic power saving aspect which decreases the background processors

Samsung Galaxy J7 users are no doubt looking forward to the update with features like these. However, it appears it’s not on the near horizon.

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