The Android 6.0 update has already been released for the Samsung Galaxy A5, and the rollout has reached several countries and regions in the past months.
The rollout first began with the 2016 version of the smartphone, which was released on December 2015 and had Android 5.1.1 (aka Lollipop) built inside it. The Galaxy A5 2016 started to receive Android Marshmallow on the latter part of June, and the rollout began in Russia with the build number A510FXXU2BPF9. The update soon became available in Turkey and Serbia as well as to other countries where the Galaxy A5 2016 was available.
The 2015 version of the smartphone, which released on December 2014 and had Android OS 4.4.4 (aka KitKat) out of the box, received Android 6.0.1 next. The Marshmallow update for the Samsung Galaxy A5 2015 was rolled out on the last week of July and targeted the SM-A500FU model, which was available in Europe. It’s expected that the update will be available to other models of the Galaxy A5 2015 and will be rolled out to other regions in the coming weeks.
If you own a Samsung Galaxy A5 2015 or 2016, you can check the availability of the Marshmallow update by going to your phone’s Settings, choosing “About Phone”, and tapping on “Software Version”. Make sure you have more than 50 percent of battery life and that you have a strong and stable internet connection before downloading the update.
Now that the Samsung Galaxy A5 has received the Android 6.0 update, the next question is: will it get the upcoming Android Nougat? Well, it depends on the model. Tech experts say that the 2015 version of the A5 doesn’t have the hardware to support Nougat, so it’s out of the equation. However, the Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 is eligible for Android Nougat, so it’s a great phone to buy if you want a device that’s Nougat-ready.