Android updates are a rarity for most smartphone users barring the high-end smartphone owners. Even those get lost sometimes in the vast crowd of mobiles launching every year. Obviously, one doesn’t expect a 5-year support cycle, but not getting the latest OS on a year or two old model pisses a lot of users.
The same fate seems to be holding true for Samsung Galaxy J5 and J7 owners until Samsung thinks otherwise. Users of the said devices have opened a petition to Samsung for seeding Android Nougat 7.0 to their devices. It will be interesting to see if this petition leaves any impact on the Korean manufacturer or not.
Let’s find out the odds with the information at hand. Samsung Galaxy J5 released in 2015 houses Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset which is pretty new, so one positive point in the kitty. The next piece of news isn’t thrilling, there have been reports that Qualcomm won’t update the graphics driver of the 410 along with many others. If that happens to be the case, there is very little chance of seeing a Nougat build on these devices.
And as far as Galaxy J7 is concerned, it houses either a Snapdragon 615 or an Exynos 7580 chipset. Both being relatively older than J5 processor makes the situation bad if not worse.
The latest Android Nougat 7.0 OS has some exciting new features so it will be interesting to see which devices get the taste of it in future