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It has now been officially confirmed; Android Nougat 7.0 is coming to all phones in the Galaxy A (2016)-series. This of course, includes the Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A7, Galaxy A8, Galaxy A9 and Galaxy A9 Pro. Currently, all of these are running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Keep in mind that even though the update is coming to all of them, they will not be rolled out at the same time. In fact, Samsung cannot be expected to release Android 7 for any of these phones until it has released the official final version of the Nougat based firmware for the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ and the Note 5.


If you are wondering if the original Galaxy A-series of smartphones are going to get the update to Nougat from Samsung, we are sorry to inform that the chances are not good, unless you flash a custom ROM. Head over to http://forum.youmobile.org/downloads/ to find all the latest updates for your smartphones, both old and new.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)



The January security patch has now officially started to roll out to the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+ and the Galaxy Note 5 on Verizon. One may argue that it's already February but it's better late than never. Surprisingly, it was the Galaxy S5, the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge which had received the SMR update a few days earlier than their newer counter parts. The firmware versions have been listed below respectively.


Galaxy S6 - G920VVRS4CQA3
Galaxy S6 Edge - G928VVRS3BQA1
Galaxy Edge+ - G925VVRS4CQA3
Galaxy Note 5 - N920VVRS3BQA1


Wait till you get a notification or search manually for the update from your settings menu, but it may take a few days before it reaches every device in the US, that's being carried by Verizon. The ROM files are not yet available for download, but you can always check out our firmware section for the latest updates that are available anytime you want.


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