It was a shocking revelation when Optus, Australia’s second-largest network carrier reported Android 7.0 Nougat for the first generation Samsung Galaxy A5. While it has been a month since this news surfaced, Samsung is yet to confirm the unconventional update for the device officially.

Moving forward with their statement, Optus had earlier hoped to bring the update by the end of January. While missing their original target date, the network carrier has now reported that the new firmware build is undergoing tests before distribution by the end of February.

The Galaxy A5 has already popped up on the GeekBench website, tested with Android 7.0 Nougat running on it. With the older flagship devices like the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge still awaiting their turn at Nougat, there can be no promise made on the exact release date of Galaxy A5 Nougat update.

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In the meantime, Samsung has released an update for Galaxy A5 in Europe, but it isn’t the awaited Nougat update. Running the build number A500FUXXS1CPK6, the OTA update does not even bring the January security patch to the device, but the November update instead.

To find out if your device has received Samsung firmware updates, you can manually check through Settings->About phone->Software update->Check for updates. You can also keep an eye out at the Updato Samsung firmware platform and have a look at thousands of Samsung firmware updates.

Source: SamMobile
Images: SamsungRumors

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