As is the case with most Android devices, their support cycle usually lasts two years from their official release. While Samsung has stuck to the “two major software updates” mantra for its devices, it is supposedly making an exception with the Galaxy A5 Nougat update.
Being more than two years old now, the original Galaxy A5 came with Android 4.4 KitKat and received Lollipop and Marshmallow later on. While most considered the Marshmallow update released back in August to be its last one, Samsung is continuing the support.
The news of the Galaxy A5 Nougat update has not come from the Samsung camp but from an Australian network carrier. The Australian carrier Optus confirmed through its website that the Galaxy A5 will receive another major software update in January.
According to Optus, the Galaxy A5 Nougat update is already in the testing phase and can be expected by the end of January 2017. Since the update has been confirmed by one major network carrier, there is a strong chance that Samsung will be rolling out the update worldwide.
However, since the report has not been officially endorsed by Samsung yet when the Galaxy A5 devices worldwide will receive Nougat is a mystery. However, if you are among those Galaxy A5 users who thought their devices will no longer be supported, the possibility of Nougat update should be a welcomed surprise.