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(Update: Galaxy A5 too) Galaxy A7 (2017) receiving Nougat update

Following the Galaxy A7 (2017), its smaller sibling the Galaxy A5 (2017) has also started receiving the much-anticipated Nougat update.

Published onAugust 10, 2017

Update (8/10): It was only a day ago that the Galaxy A7 (2017) started getting the Android Nougat update, and now it’s time for its smaller sibling to get some Nougat love. According to SamMobile, Samsung has started rolling out the Nougat update for Russian Galaxy A5 models, bringing a very similar set of features like new UX, improved Notifications, revamped Multi-Window feature among others. As the online publication notes, the Dual Messenger feature is not mentioned in the changelog. It’s unclear when the update will hit other markets, but to see if it’s available for your device, simply go into Software update in Settings. Again, the Nougat update will weigh over 1 GB so make sure you have a stable Wi-Fi connection.

Original (8/9): Samsung’s higher mid-ranger Galaxy A7 (2017) is kind of an odd one. Despite being launched in January of this year, it still came with Android 6.0 Marshmallow for some reason. However, it has now started receiving the much-anticipated Nougat update, according to a report from Thailand via SamMobile.

The update weighs a hefty 1394.40 MB, so make sure you’re connected to stable Wi-Fi and you have enough battery left to download and apply it. The new OS version will add a number of improvements, the most obvious one being the Samsung Experience UI which debuted with the Samsung Galaxy S8 duo. Users will also receive the Dual Messenger function, which will allow two separate accounts to be set up for certain social apps, Samsung Pass, and improved always-on display functionality.

We’re not sure which markets the update is going live in as of yet. However, users around the globe should get it soon and you can always check manually for new updates by going to Settings -> About device.

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