Owners of the originally released 2014 version of Samsung’s Galaxy A5 smartphone might remember hearing about Australian mobile carrier Optus and how it got their hopes up. Earlier, Optus announced that users of the aforementioned device would be treated with Google’s Android Nougat operating system update. The safest way to make sure of this claim would be to wait until the supposed rollout date would come and see for ourselves, right? Well, that time is now, as Optus announced that users would be getting the update by the end of January. We are now in February and wondering whatever happened to the Nougat update that was promised.
Fresh news on the matter
The Australian carrier has returned with an update about the Nougat situations. According to them, users can expect Nougat to rollout this month. There is no specific date set, meaning that it could be any time between now and the last day of February. Even so, it’s worth taking into consideration that this device has come out almost two years ago, and yet owners will still be the recipients of the latest Android version. This will mark quite the leap made by the device, as it originally debuted featuring then-current Android 4.4.4 KitKat, and received Android Marshmallow along the way.
Preparing for worldwide rollout
Optus will be delivering the update to its carrier users, but this could mean that devices all over the world will start to receive the update. That would be great news for all A5 owners and not just the Australian ones that are on Optus.
The Galaxy A5 was released two years ago, meaning that its hardware specifications aren’t exactly top of the market now. The update to Android Nougat will most definitely give it a new coat of paint and improve it in many departments. However, the handset features only 2GB of RAM and a quad core processor which are fueled by a 2300 mAh battery. Nougat is great but it can’t perform miracles. Once the update finally hits, we’ll be able to properly analyze the firmware’s impact. However it is advised that users do not set very high expectations.