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Samsung supports a great number of phone and tablet variants around the world. This means that differences in hardware as well as carrier can lead to rollouts that are either staggered or very much delayed. In short, it’s a game of waiting and of practicing patience for owners of Samsung devices.

Back in December 2015, Samsung announced that owners of Galaxy S6 in the UK and South Korea can register to a beta program which will allow them to receive Marshmallow updates. This meant that they would be getting their Android devices updates way before everyone else. True to their word, Samsung released a beta in December and another beta – version 6.0.1 was released mid-January.



T-Mobile, a carrier in the US, just listed the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 as the recipient of the Marshmallow update. The rollout was scheduled for the first quarter of 2016. On the other hand, the Polish division of the carrier, sent out a tweet confirming that Marshmallow would be rolled out for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.

With all this talk about the newer Galaxy and Note models, how about the older versions such as the Galaxy J5 and J7? Is there a chance these would get updated?

Owners of older devices have more or less accepted the fact that they won’t be getting newer Android versions because their phone is rather old. That said, GSM Arena reported that users in India were able to receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates in June 2016. For comparison on how long it took for users to get that particular update: Google N was almost released by that time.

As for Samsung Galaxy J7, some users in India have also reported being able to receive the update. For those who might be getting the update in the near future: know that it is around 874 MB in size.

While Galaxy J5 and J7 users may rejoice for this arrival, other users in different parts of the world are already enjoying Android Nougat, the latest version.

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