A month ago, Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 appeared on Geekbench with Android 7.1.1 Nougat running the show.
Even though this was seen as an indicator that Samsung was indeed testing the Nougat OS on the phone, it appears that the A3 2016 will be updated to the original version of Nougat, just like other Sammy devices.
According to a listing on Wi-Fi Alliance, Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 has been cleared with Android 7.0 Nougat, which all but confirms the device is almost ready to be updated to the new OS. Similar to other Samsung devices, the OS will come out over the air, but for now, we can’t give you the exact date when this will start happening.
Other than last year’s Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, Android 7.0 Nougat has also been made available for the likes of Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge+ in some markets. If anything, Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 might just be the first midrange device from Sammy to receive the Nougat treat.
There is quite a significant number of Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 variants that have been confirmed with Android 7.0 Nougat on board. These include model numbers SM-A310F, SM-A310F/DS, SM-A310X, SM-A310Y, SM-A310M, SM-A310M/DS, and SM-A310N0. We’ll update you when the update starts rolling out. Stay tuned!
Update: Close to two months ago, we promised that we’ll update you when Android 7.0 Nougat starts hitting Samsung Galaxy A3 2016. Well, we just kept this promise. As at the time of this writing, Samsung has just started dishing out the Nougat treat to the Galaxy A3 2016.
The update comes with software version A310FXXU3CQE6 and installs the latest OS on the phone. This update has only been confirmed for the German market, but since the model number in question – SM-A310F – is universal throughout Europe, it’s possible that other European markets will join the party in the coming days. Again, we’ll update you when this happens not just in Europe, but also in other global markets. Keep following.