Droiders are all excited about the Android N release that the wait for the rolling out of Marshmallow to some mobile devices has been overshadowed. Smartphone and tab users are so caught up in the amazing features of Nougat that they might have even forgotten that their own unit might not even be running on Android M. But that will most likely be the firmware version you need if you want to upgrade to Nougat 7.0.
Marshmallow updates have been rolling out throughout this year, but as of this time, just a small percentage of mobile devices are running on Android M. For Samsung handhelds, Most of the Galaxy units in the S7, S6, and S5 series have already gotten the upgrade. However, for other later models, such as the J2, there has been no further announcements yet about a Marshmallow update. But earlier this year, the Samsung Galaxy J2 was included in lists of smartphones and tablets that are expected to get the upgrade. And with the South Korean tech company being known to be slow when rolling out updates, there could still be hope that it will be bumped up to Android M in the months to come.
The delays for the Marshmallow updates might be an effect of the recent Note 7 fiasco and the Nougat 7.0 launch. It could also be because Samsung was busy building a new phone to add to the J2 Series. The tech giant has just released the Galaxy J2 Prime, which is also called the Galaxy Grand Prime+ in other regions. This model comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. Its other specs include a 5-inch TFT screen, 540 x 960 qHD display, 1.4GHz MediaTEx MT6737T quadcore processor, 8GB expandable internal storage, 1.5GB RAM, 8MP rear camera and 5 MP front camera (both with LED flash). It also has LTE connectivity and the Samsung Knox. It makes for a pretty sweet mid-range phone with a great budget-friendly price, considering it runs on Marshmallow and has the additional security suite to keep your phone private, safe and secure.
With the launch of the J2 Prime, the hype for Nougat 7.0, and the focus on solving the Note 7 dilemma, do you think there is still hope for the Galaxy J2 to get a Marshmallow update?
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