Samsung released the new Galaxy A (2017) series earlier this year, months after Google released Android 7.0 Nougat. However, since the company wanted the Galaxy S8 to be its first smartphone to come with Nougat out of the box, it launched the Galaxy A (2017) handsets with Marshmallow. The company has now started rolling out the Galaxy A7 (2017) Nougat update, finally.
It was reported last month that the Galaxy A7 (2017) running Android 7.0 Nougat had received its Wi-Fi certification. This is normally a good indication that an impending update is about to be rolled out in the near future.
Samsung has now started rolling out the much-awaited Nougat update for the Galaxy A7 (2017). The update has only been released in Thailand so far but it’s only a matter of time now before it’s released in other markets across the globe.
Since this is a major Android platform update, the file weighs in at 1.4GB, but that’s not surprising at all. It brings all of the features that are part and parcel of Nougat, including a revamped user interface.
Customers in markets where carrier-locked variants of this smartphone are sold will have to wait for a bit longer since carriers tend to hold up firmware releases due to their own checks and tweaks.