The Galaxy A9 Pro falls into the phablet category with its giant 6-inch screen. But then again, you would have guessed it already with the Pro moniker. In terms of performance this device is monstrous, but still it has its distance from being dubbed as a flagship model.
Launched with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on board, the A9 Pro users are yet to see a big upgrade arrive as an OTA on their device. We’re still waiting from Samsung to see any update on the A9 Nougat build — you know, there has been good indication that for the 2016 edition of Galaxy A3, A5 and A7, the Samsung Nougat update has finished testing internally at Samsung.
Galaxy A9 Pro Nougat update: Expected release date
The smartphone was released in May of 2016 and came with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box. It’s very well capable of running Nougat, and is in contention to receive the Nougat update too, so that only question that remains is: when will Samsung release the update?
We think it will definitely get Nougat, albeit a bit later than usual. For what it’s worth, Samsung has been pretty active with A9 Pro updates, having released the security patches regularly.
Even though Samsung’s Nougat update roadmap doesn’t specifically mentions Galaxy A9 Pro, we think it would receive the Android 7.0 update about the same time as other 2016 A-series sets like A3, A5 and A7 — all of which are slated for release in May 2017.
We may even get to see Android O release on the Galaxy A9 Pro, btw, but about 14 months from today.
Expected Release Date: May 2017.
Galaxy A9 Pro: Current updates
|27 Mar 2017||A910FUBU1AQC2||Android 6.0.1||April 2017 security patch.|
|16 Mar 2017||A910FXXU1AQC2||Android 6.0.1||March 2017 security patch.|
|02 Feb 2017||A910FUBU1AQB1||Android 6.0.1||February 2017 security patch.|
|30 Dec 2016||A910FXXU1APL4||Android 6.0.1||January 2017 security patch.|
|02 Dec 2016||A910FXXU1APL1||Android 6.0.1||December 2016 security patch.|
|01 Nov 2016||A910FUBU1APK1||Android 6.0.1||November 2016 security patch.|
|20 Oct 2016||A910FXXU1APJ4||Android 6.0.1||October 2016 security patch.|
|06 Sep 2016||A910FXXU1API1||Android 6.0.1||September 2016 security patch.|
|11 Aug 2016||A910FXXU1APH6||Android 6.0.1||August 2016 security patch.|
|01 Jul 2016||A910FXXU1APFE||Android 6.0.1||June 2016 security patch.|
The most recent update is the April security patch rolling out as build A910FUBU1AQC2, while earlier, its March security patch was rolled out in timely fashion too.
In the meantime the device has been receiving monthly security updates. The latest such update installs the April security patch and goes by firmware version A910FUBU1AQC2. In addition to that, this update also keeps device performance at its best with bug fixes and other system enhancements.
Earlier, its March security patch was rolled out in timely fashion too.
Related: Galaxy A9 Pro firmware
Galaxy A9 Pro update: what to expect?
Notifications are now bundled, feature a Direct Reply feature (awesomeness!), and order of quick settings toggles can be edited too, while you also have Doze on-the-go to get you better battery life on 7.0.Well, you get tons of features from the Android 7.0 build. There is an all-new Settings app to start with, as the whole notifications shade sees a big update in UI and features too.
The split-screen mode helps you with multi-tasking, while there are tons of under-the-hood improvements at system level that result in smooth experience overall.
So, on Nougat you can expect coolest features available on Android to hit your device. but do not expect many changes UI-wise. As Samsung will install its own custom skin on the Nougat based build for the A9 Pro, how your device interface looks now won’t see a lot of change.
How to download and install Galaxy A9 Pro firmware
Well, we have provided the download link of the firmware along with their build no. (software version, that is) in the firmware column in the update table above.
Take care to download the firmware by matching the model no. of your Galaxy A9 Pro. Here are some examples of device model no. and firmware build.
- A910F – A910FUBU1AQC2
When in doubt, sure ask us about the firmware version you are looking to install, using the comments section below. We’ll reply asap.
To install, find the guide on how to install Samsung firmware here. That’s all you need.
What are your thoughts on the updates for the Galaxy A9 Pro?