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Samsung Galaxy A8 gets Android Marshmallow

Samsung Galaxy A8 Android phablet gets Marshmallow update
Samsung Galaxy A8
This handset launched back in August 2015 with Android 5.1.1 now gets the long-awaited Marshmallow update in India.

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Samsung Galaxy A8 arrived back in August 2015, when it made its debut in China. Now, the Galaxy A8 (SM-A800F) finally gets the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update, but this seems to be happening in India for the time being. The handset still has decent specs, being powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, next to 2 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage.

According to SamMobile's source Sai Harish Pathuri, the new firmware comes in a file that has 1112.27 MB in size and delivers the usual benefits of Android Marshmallow. Their list includes Google Now on Tap, Doze mode, granular app permissions, new emojis, an updated TouchWiz UI, the Nexus Imprint API for the fingerprint reader, various minor fixes, tweaks, and the latest security updates coming from Google.

The update rolls out via OTA as it usually happens, but those in a hurry can speed up the process using Samsung's companion software for PC or by forcing a manual check via Settings > About device > Software update.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-07- 5 (Update: 2016-07- 6)
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.