Optus updated their software update page today to reveal some interesting news. It says there that they have received the Android Nougat update for the Galaxy A5 (2016 edition by all counts, even though they didn’t specify it) for testing.
Optus hopes to finish the testing the Android 7.0 update for Galaxy A5 by end of January 2017, which is when they plan to release it to their A5 users in Australia.
While we’re still waiting for Samsung to release the stable Nougat update for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, which should be out anytime now as December was the target date. It’s pretty late already for Samsung as LG, Sony, Motorola and HTC, all of them have pushed the stable 7.0 update for their flagship devices for long now.
If Optus and Samsung are able to update a mid-to-high device in Galaxy A5 2016 to Nougat in January, it would be pretty cool.
Can we hope for the Galaxy S6 Nougat release to arrive at the same time, after all, it should have trumped Galaxy A5 in this regard. We do have good indications in that regard, though, as the S6 Android 7.0 build has entered testing already.
Today, it was confirmed that, despite the rumors of Android 7.1.1 release for the Galaxy S7 under stable version, Australia is set to receive the Android 7.0 update, per Vodafone.