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Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) gets Android Nougat

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) Android phablet gets Nougat update
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
This 5.7-inch premium mid-range handset launched in early 2017 but only had Android Marshmallow on board back then. Now, the Nougat update is finally available for it. The new firmware brings Samsung Pass, Dual Messenger, and improved always-on capabilities.

Although Samsung should have released the Galaxy A7 (2017) with Android Nougat on board, they chose not to do so for unknown reasons. Fortunately, this is a premium mid-range device and so it should receive at least two major Android updates.

According to various user reports coming from Thailand, the new software for the Galaxy A7 (2017) handsets in the country has version number A720FXXU2BQGB/A720FOLB2BQG9/A720FXXU2BQG7 and brings Android Nougat, next to a few new features and improvements that come directly from Samsung. 

The size of this update is 1394.4 MB and, in addition to the usual Nougat changes, its users should get the new Samsung Experience UI, a new Dual Messenger function, the Samsung Pass feature, enhanced setting menu and AOD feature, as well as various fixes, tweaks, and the latest security updates.

The Network mode settings will be reset automatically after applying the update. Also, as usual, various apps that have not been optimized for Nougat might face problems until they are upgraded via Galaxy Apps or Google Play (or removed if no Nougat-compatible version can be found).

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-08-10 (Update: 2017-08-10)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.