Samsung is getting ready to update the Galaxy A7 2017 and its smaller sibling Galaxy A5 2017 to the new Android 7.0 Nougat OS.
The pair has been cleared by the Wi-Fi Alliance with the new OS on board, a confirmation that the rollout phase will begin very soon. Given that the WFA has confirmed a series of Galaxy A7 2017 and A5 2017 variants, it appears that the rollout will take place in multiple markets simultaneously, which is a good thing for users of the phones.
Both Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 and A5 2017 were unveiled earlier this year. At the time of their release, a number of OEMs had already released devices powered by Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, but Sammy chose to go with the older Android Marshmallow and instead saving the Nougat debut on its devices for the high-end Galaxy S8.
This decision angered some fans of the Galaxy A lineup, especially after the company had done some good work with the design and features of the phones. In fact, many saw the OS aspect as the only letdown, but this will soon be no more once the pair gets the update to Android 7.0 Nougat.
While the WFA listing confirms the Galaxy A7 2017 and A5 2017 will soon be updated to Nougat, there’s no word on when the entry-level Galaxy A3 2017 will join them. However, the phone is also expected to receive the Nougat treat at some point this year, it’s only a matter of time before it’s also confirmed for the update.