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Having seeded Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update to all its flagship devices that were released in the last two years, Samsung appears to be planning to reach out to all eligible lower-end devices. The Galaxy A8 device is expected to receive the firmware very soon, perhaps in a week or two.

The Samsung Galaxy A8 has been granted Wi-Fi Certification and approval for running the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, according to SamMobile. A device that has received Wi-Fi Certification and approval for a firmware upgrade usually gets it within a few days. Once upgraded to the latest version of the operating system, the Galaxy A8 owners will be able to enjoy features like Doze, Now on Tap, Runtime Permissions and Google Now on Tap. 

The South Korean technology giant is expected to roll out the new firmware to some of its devices, like the Galaxy A5 (2016), Galaxy A7 (2016), Galaxy J3 (2016), Galaxy J5, Galaxy J7 and others, in the next few weeks. The Galaxy J5 (2016) and Galaxy J5 (2016) versions for the U.S. and a few regions in South Korea already run Android 6.0 Marshmallow, hinting that the firmware will come to the devices in other regions soon.

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 already received the firmware update. Handsets like Galaxy Tab S2, Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy A8, and Galaxy A7 are also said to be in the line-up to get the firmware update.