As you probably have heard, Android Marshmallow has crossed the 10 percent threshold of installed devices, but almost every day, a new smartphone is announced to get the latest firmware. Now, Samsung is releasing this update for two of its mid-range smartphones: the Galaxy A7 phablet that came in 2015 and the mid-tier Galaxy A5 2016.
Besides the new features (Doze mode, app permissions, Google Now on Tap), Marshmallow comes also with the June Android Security Update and while in Russia are upgraded both devices, in Serbia and Turkey, the new firmware is available only for the Galaxy A5 2016. In short time, more countries will report the arrival of the update for the two aforementioned devices.
Now, let’s talk a little bit about the devices that will be upgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
The Galaxy A7 2015 came preinstalled with Android 4.4.4 KitKat, but it was upgraded to 5.0.2 Lollipop. Its back was made of plastic and the frame was metallic, and under the hood, it had either a Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 chip with a quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU and quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU backed by 2GB of RAM or an Exynos 5430 chip with a quad-core 1.8 Cortex-A15 GHz CPU and quad-core 1.3 Cortex-A7 GHz CPU backed by 2GB of RAM as well. Its internal memory was expandable from 16GB to 64GB and the battery was non-removable and with a capacity of 2600mAh. As for the display, its diagonal measured 5.5-inch and supported a Full HD resolution. The cameras have decent resolutions of 13MP and 5MP.
As for the Galaxy A5 2016, it has a glass and metal design, a smaller 5.2-inch Full HD screen and it’s available in two variants of internal configurations, as well: Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 chipset with a quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 and quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU backed by 2GB of RAM or Exynos 7580 chip with an octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU and 2GB of RAM. The storage has the same capacity of 16GB, but it supports expansion up to 256GB and the cameras are identical to those of the Galaxy A7. The battery is bigger, as its capacity is 2900mAh.
Take your mobile photography game to the next level with this affordable clip-on lens kit from Xenvo. Comes with a macro lens and a super wide angle lens that easily clip onto your phone for professional-grade photos on the go.
Every techie needs a pair of sick headphones. Neurogadget recommends these Audio Technica Professional Studio Monitor Headphones for both their quality and their cool-factor.