There are reports according to which Samsung will roll out Nougat to its mid-range line at the beginning of next year and the Galaxy A (2016) is one of the devices that were confirmed to get the update.
These days, Samsung is busy tying to figure out what happened to the Note 7 battery and to understand why it exploded, but it seems that the main cause was its capacity, as it was too big for the phone to handle it.
Anyway, in parallel, the South Korean company is working on new products and it updates software and firmware. The Android 7.0 Nougat has firstly hit the Galaxy S7/S7 Edge, then the Galaxy Beta Program was extended for the Galaxy S6/S6 Edge and now the Galaxy Note 5 is part of it, as well.
The mid-range smartphones that will run on Nougat soon include Galaxy A9 Pro, Galaxy A9, Galaxy A8, Galaxy A7, Galaxy A5, and Galaxy A3, while their 2017 versions will come installed with the Nougat version or they will receive a major update in short time. Samsung needs time to work on different Nougat versions for each smartphone, and some features may not be supported on a particular model. The users interface may be different on some devices, while some items will be missing. It’s not clear when the Galaxy A (2016) series will get the Android 7.0 Nougat, but most likely, users should receive the OTA at the beginning of 2017.
On the other hand, the Galaxy A5 (2016) has just received another security update, after last month, the company has fixed a critical security flaw without giving details about it.
However, the previous update came with the monthly Android security patch, but it seems that the latest update doesn’t include the security fixes for the month of December. The firmware weighs in at over 128MB and carrying the version number XXU3BPK7, currently being rolled out in Europe and Africa.
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