In the case you have the Galaxy A5 from Samsung, you will be happy to learn that the first-gen model of the powerful handset is finally profiting from the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update.
Samsung has started extending the over-the-air (OTA) software update for the 2015 model of the Galaxy A5 in the chosen markets, which brings the handset from Android Lollipop to Marshmallow.
According to a report from SamMobile, the update is currently being rolled out in chosen markets.
According to that publication, “Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow is now rolling out for the Galaxy A5 (SM-A500FU) in some markets across Europe and has even been released in South Africa”.
The original number of an update is A500FUXXU1CPG2 and it brings not only new possibilities but also includes the latest security reinforcement from Google. That is a much-awaited app from users. because last year Users have been facing security problems in Samsung galaxy. Now this problem has been solved.
The beneficiary of the midrange Galaxy A5 – the 2016 model which was introduced in December 2015 together with the Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A7 – received the Android Marshmallow update earlier in June this year. The predecessor of the smartphone is following in its footsteps.
The first-gen of Samsung Galaxy A5 was presented together with Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box. Nonetheless, in May 2015 it was updated to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop. Today, when nearly eight months passed after Google released Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the Samsung smartphone has finally gotten a perception of the software.
What Does The Update Bring?
The users of the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2015) will advantage from a slew of Marshmallow possibilities such as Google Now on Tap or the Doze-Mode that enhances battery life, restored app permissions, DND mode, better-quality boot security, support for additional dialects, silent mode for profile and even more.
Moreover, the first-gen Galaxy A5 also receives the latest security patches from Google in this update, alongside with an improved TouchWiz UI.
When Will I Receive The Update?
As the Marshmallow update for the Samsung Galaxy A5 is being pushed out in stages, it may take time before it makes its way to your device. One must remember that the OTA software update is currently only being rolled out in Europe and South Africa.
When Will Other Regions Get It?
Samsung has not told when the software update will be introduced countries. Though taking into consideration the firmware has been released in the Czech Republic, Germany, the UK, Spain, Italy, and Poland, so it could soon make its way to other parts of the world where the handset is accessible.
To manually check whether your SM-A500FU Galaxy A5 model has received the OTA update, you should go to Settings > About Device > Software Updates > Check for Updates.
Certify you have a stable Wi-Fi connection, and the smartphone has enough battery before you start the download.
Please note that if the update is not pushed to your phone, it can be manually generated by heading to Settings, About Device, and then System Updates.
Note that even this procedure is not entirely perfect and it may eventually take some days or weeks before your particular unit is qualified to receive the update.