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Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) spotted online running on Android Nougat

The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) has reportedly been spotted running Android 7.0 Nougat.

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After Google released Android Oreo yesterday, the only question everybody now has is if their phone would receive the update anytime soon. But the reality of Android world is that, at this point, there is still a big bunch waiting for last year s Android 7.0 Nougat update. Well, if you are one of those, this may cheer you up. The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) is reportedly getting prepped to receive Android 7.0 Nougat update soon. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy M02s goes on sale in India today: Price, offers and more

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Recently, Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) was spotted running Android 7.0 Nougat in the online database of the Wi-Fi Alliance, reported Android Headlines. This generally means that the official update should start rolling out very soon. Now there is no timeline specified as to when or how soon the update will hit the devices, but the Wi-Fi Alliance is typically the last stop an upgrade has to make before it s ready for release. With the certification now ready, it s only a matter of time before the smartphone gets updated to a new version of Google s operating system. Also Read - Has Samsung quietly discontinued the Galaxy S20 series in India?

With Android Nougat rolled out, the smartphone will receive update in form of multi-window support, improved reading on the smartphone with the ability to resize text and screen size. Besides, the notifications panel will also be updated, giving users the option to respond to messages directly via the notifications bar. Android Nougat also has shortcuts like double tapping recent apps button can help you toggle between multiple apps. ALSO READ: Android Nougat now runs on 13.5% devices globally, after 2% increase

The update also brings changes to the way data is consumed. When on a Wi-Fi network, the data-saver mode can be switched on, and will restrict background data usage. The update also brings with it a Doze mode, which helps save data by halting the auto-sync when apps are not in use. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 users start receiving Android 7.0 Nougat update

The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) was released in May last year. The highlight of the smartphone was its metal frame design, front-facing cameras with LED flash, 4G LTE connectivity with support for VoLTE. At the time of launch, the smartphone was released running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow wrapped under Samsung s customized TouchWiz UI.

Last year s Galaxy J5 featured a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED HD display, with a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz at its heart. It equips 2GB of RAM, and 16GB onboard storage, which is expandable using a microSD card. For photography it sports a 13-megapixel rear camera, and a 5-megapixel front camera. Fueling the device is a 3,100mAh battery. ALSO READ: Moto X Style users in India start receiving Android Nougat update: Report

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  • Published Date: August 23, 2017 10:58 AM IST


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