Manu Sharma, Director, Mobiles Business, Samsung India Electronics launchhing Galaxy A7 (2016) and Galaxy A5 (2016)
Manu Sharma, Director, Mobiles Business, Samsung India Electronics launchhing Galaxy A7 (2016) and Galaxy A5 (2016)Samsung Mobile India Press Kit

Samsung is reportedly set to seed the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to its devices from the A series, starting with the Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A7 (2016). The South Korean electronics giant has so far rolled out the firmware only to its flagship devices.

Wi-Fi Alliance has certified the Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A7 (2016) running Android 6.0 Marshmallow, giving a clear hint that the firmware will be rolled out to the devices, according to a report by SamMobile. However, it is not known when the firmware will be actually released to the handsets. 

Several Samsung devices like the Galaxy S5, Galaxy S5 Sport, Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note Edge and Galaxy Note 4 have received the Android Marshmallow update. Other popular devices from the A series like the Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy A8, and Galaxy A7 are also expected to get the firmware update.

It may be mentioned that the Galaxy A5 (2016) runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, sports a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1,080x1,920 pixels (424 ppi pixel density) and powered by a Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615/Exynos 7580 Octa processor.

The Galaxy A7 (2016) that was released in December 2016, also runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, sports a 5.5iinch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen 1,080x1,920 pixels (401 ppi pixel density) and powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615/Exynos 7580 Octa processor.

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