The original Galaxy J5 released in June 2015 with Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box is now getting the latest 6.0 Marshmallow update, a few months before Google will launch the new Android N OS. It’s a very nice surprise to see that even low-end Samsung devices were included in update list and we’re expecting more of them to be upgraded soon.
The one year old Galaxy J5 is getting the 6.0 Marshmallow update over the air and the first beneficiaries are Indian users, but soon, more regions will follow. The installation file weighs 874MB, which means that users will need to connect to a wireless network and download it without consuming any mobile data. It’s worth mentioning that the update carries a build number J500FXXU1BPF4 and, according to the official changelog, it comes with a new TouchWiz and users should expect “enhanced usability” and “updated visual design”.
Samsung has included a “new vibration pattern concept” and an advanced power mode in addition to the new features that Google has released alongside Android 6.0 Marshmallow, such as Doze Mode and App Standby – which are improving battery life, Google Now on Tap – it offers cards with information based on what’s on the screen, and App permissions – users will give an application access to parts of the device, such as camera or microphone.
It may take a few days for the update to reach all Galaxy J5 devices, but users can manually install it by going to Settings > About device > Software update. This phone has a screen with an average size of 5-inch with supports a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels at 294ppi, it’s powered by a Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 processor backed by 1.5GB of RAM and offers two variants of internal memories with capacities of 8GB and 16GB, which are expandable up to 256GB.
The primary camera produces good quality pictures, as it supports a resolution of 13MP and has an aperture of f/1.9, while the 5MP secondary camera can be used to take selfies. The battery is removable and has a capacity of 2600mAh. So, if you haven’t bought this phone yet, the fact that it will run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow is a good reason to spend around 150 dollars on it.
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