Google’s Latest Marshmallow OS is now installed on over 10 percent of all active Android devices and more and more smartphones are waiting to be upgraded in the next weeks. Now, Samsung is rolling out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow to its Galaxy J7 2015 and it has updated the manual of the Galaxy A4 2016, and soon, the phone will run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
Russian owners of the original Galaxy J5 can install Android 6.0 Marshmallow which is now available via OTA and weighs in at 1.04GB. Soon, the update will be available in other parts of the world as well, but it’s not sure when that will happen and it’s worth manually checking for the update by going to your phone’s Settings – About Phone – Software Update. Before downloading the update, it’s indicated to connect to a wireless network and to make sure that the battery is at least 80 percent charged.
The Galaxy A3 2016, on the other hand, is expected to receive the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update which brings more changes, such as upgraded Doze mode, redesigned app drawer, upgraded Smart Lock and new emoji. The update will roll out soon, as Samsung has updated the user manual of the Galaxy A3 2016 on the support page.
The Galaxy J7 was released in June 2015 with Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box. It has a plastic back and a metal frame, a Super AMOLED screen with a diagonal of 5.5-inch, which supports a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels at 267 ppi, it’s available in two variants of configurations: Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 chipset with a quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU, an Adreno 405 GPU and 1.5GB of RAM, or an Exynos 7580 chipset with an octa-core 1.5 GHz CPU, a Mali-T720MP2 GPU and 1.5GB of RAM. The internal memory has a capacity of 16GB, but it’s expandable up to 256GB, the rear camera has a resolution of 13MP and usual features, while the front camera is 5MP, with LED flash. Both cameras produce good quality pictures, but not the best. As for the battery, it’s removable and has a capacity of 3000mAh.
The Galaxy A3 2016 has a smaller screen of 4.7-inch with the same resolution, but which gives a higher pixel density of 312ppi. Its back is made of glass and the frame is also metallic, but its internal specs are much weaker, as the chipset is either a Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 with a quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU, an Adreno 306 GPU and 1.5GB of RAM, or an Exynos 7578 with a quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU, a Mali-T720MP2 GPU and 1.5GB of RAM. The internal memory is identical, and so are the two cameras. The battery, on the other hand, is not removable and with a much smaller capacity of 2300mAh.