Samsung has officially confirmed the rollout of Android 7.0 Nougat for the Samsung Galaxy A (2016) series. As of writing this, we don’t have any information as to when the Android Nougat update will hit the Galaxy A handsets. The company has to take into account a huge number of Galaxy A series before releasing the update OTA.
To begin with, Samsung will roll out Android Nougat update for a wide range of budget handsets. In the meantime, Samsung will release updates for Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A7, Galaxy A8, Galaxy A9 and Galaxy A9 Pro handsets. However, you need to wait till Q2 2017 to experience Android Nougat in all Samsung Galaxy A (2016) series handsets.
To recall, the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) and Galaxy A9 Pro were launched with Android Marshmallow. Hence, tech enthusiasts are of the opinion that Samsung might end support for these handsets with an upgrade to Android Nougat.
Android 7.0 Nougat update for Galaxy S7 expected soon
Currently, the smartphone major is working on to release Android 7 updates for the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, the Galaxy Note 5, including the Galaxy Tab S2. Samsung is also working to release the 2017 variants of the Galaxy A handsets. We expect the launch of the phone by the end of December or early January.
Samsung Galaxy A (2017) will feature Android 6.0 Marshmallow
There are reports that the 2017 editions of Samsung Galaxy A series will ship with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. However, there is a possibility that few phones will ship with Android Nougat. That being said, the entire range of Galaxy A smartphones will be updated with Android Nougat before the end of March 2017.
Regarding features, we expect Samsung to infuse Galaxy A series with all the features. However, there is no assurance regarding the availability of all the features that will be included with the Galaxy S7 handsets in the A variants. We have no option other than to wait and watch.