While Google’s Android operating system is by far one of the best operating systems around, it still gets a bit tricky when it comes to firmware updates. For Google phone users like the Pixel and Nexus, updates come rather easily. However, for third party device makers like Samsung, it could take months before a proper update comes out of the oven.
The same story goes for the 2016 Samsung Galaxy A3, A5, and A7. For months, users have waited for the Android Nougat release for their phones. While it was announced earlier that it will be released this month, it looks like there is going to be a bit more delay in the update.
According to Android Soul, Samsung just updated the release date for the Android Nougat support for its line of mid-range Galaxy phones. Instead of the Apr. 24 release, the tentative update has now been moved to May 22. To make matters worse, since this is just the tentative date, it could still slip by a few days. In fact, reports suggest that the over-the-air push notification can happen between the 22nd and 28th of May.
While this may sound upsetting to those who have been waiting for a long time, the only consolation that can be taken from this is the fact that the Nougat version of Android is now being tested on all three Galaxy models. Therefore, as soon as the test is done, all three phones, Galaxy A3, A5, and A7 2016, will get the update at the same time.
As with any firmware updates, users are advised to perform a data backup prior to the actual upgrade. This is so you do not risk losing your personal data in case something goes wrong. Also, users should make sure they fully charge their devices before upgrading to lessen any chance of device bricking. Finally, a good Wi-Fi connection is also necessary so users do not incur additional data charges during the upgrade.