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

Google has announced its new operating system Android N and it is expected to be launched later this summer, but Samsung is yet to roll out last year's firmware Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update to some of its popular devices. Handsets that still await the firmware update are the Galaxy A5 (2016), Galaxy A7 (2016), Galaxy A8 (2016), Galaxy J3 (2016), Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy Tab S2, Galaxy J5 (2016), and Galaxy J7 (2016), among others.

The South Korean technology giant has rolled out the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update to all its flagship devices, but the Galaxy A9 is the only handset from a non-flagship series that has received it, and that too only in China. The Galaxy J5 (2016) and Galaxy J7 (2016) versions for the US and a few regions in South Korea run Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but the devices released in other markets still run running Android 5.1 Lollipop.

Samsung is yet to announce the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update schedule, but the 2016 version of the Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 should get it soon. One Samsung device that is expected to receive the firmware soon is the Galaxy A8 as it has been reportedly granted Wi-Fi Certification.

Interestingly, a report by SamMobile has claimed that the Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A7 (2016) will be among the first handsets to receive the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update, though it didn't reveal the exact date. There are also reports that the Galaxy Alpha might get the firmware in June, but it is not confirmed yet.

Other Samsung devices that are expected to receive the firmware include the Galaxy J3 (2016) and Galaxy Tab S2.

Samsung has rolled out the firmware update to all its eligible flagship devices like the Galaxy S5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, and Galaxy Note 4, among others. The OS update brings features like Doze, Now on Tap, Runtime Permissions and Google Now on Tap.