Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) Android 7.1.1 Nougat update, For the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) today, the update to Android 7.1.1 Nougat has started. First, It is available in Poland. And as for the India rollout, we must have a moment of patience.
For the Galaxy J7 (2016), the Nougat update arrived in the India before. And now it also starts for his smaller brother, the Galaxy J5 (2016). This device even gets Android version 7.1.1, instead of 7.0.
- Also Read: Samsung could implement a portrait mode like the Google Pixel 2 in the camera of the Galaxy S8
A Galaxy phone with a natural looking Super AMOLED screen, a metal frame and a removable battery. Until years back, this was a description of topsmartphones like the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Alpha. In less than two years, there was a lot of hope, and now the highly affordable Galaxy J5 (2016) meets this description. And on at least one level, this new phone even drives its expensive predecessors far beyond.
Another component where Samsung has little innovation in the Galaxy J5 (2016) is the camera. The device has exactly the same – 13 and 5 megapixel camera sensors as its predecessor. The flash on the front of the device also remained, and so we conclude about the camera quality of the new J5 the same as its predecessor: with enough light you can basically make nice pictures. In less light, quality decreases rapidly, despite the unpleasant f / 1.9 aperture.
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) Android 7.1.1 Nougat update
The Galaxy J5 (2016) Nougat will get the update to Android we already knew for some time. A while ago it turned out that the device will get an update to Android 7.1.1. And now it’s so far. At least, for use with an Indian device. This requires an update to firmware version J510FNXXU2BQJ8. And indeed, it does not contain a new security patch ( August was already ), but Android 7.1.1.
Just like the Nougat update for the J7 (2016), the jump is the Galaxy J5 (2016). The device gets a properly updated interface, including the Samsung Experience 8.5 (!). This is the same version that can be found on the Galaxy Note 8, and not on the Galaxy S8. Funny enough, It also has newer software than the Galaxy J5 (2017), although you need to find the differences in practice with a magnifying glass.
The home screen gets a makeover, including all standard applications. You can choose to completely leave the Apps key. You can finally switch between the home screen and the apps screen by swiping up and down. You can even delete the complete Apps screen, leaving all applications right on your home screen.
A whole new feature is the integration of Samsung Cloud, and of course Device Manager – a greatly improved version of the old Smart Manager application. The camera app now comes with a handy new gadget. This allows you to zoom in and out by swiping the shutter button up and down.
As mentioned, the Nougat update for the Galaxy J5 (2016) is currently available in Poland, or at least on Polish devices. Do you get the update already offered? Then you have a device from that region. So everyone with the other region device must wait a while until the update is also officially available here.
When this happens, it is not known yet. Samsung knowing, the rollout in Poland is also a kind of “test update”. Based on collected data, bug fixes or other enhancements to the software may be added. If it turns out that everything works flawlessly, the update will also be rolled out in other countries.