Samsung has rolled out the Android Marshmallow update for its Samsung Galaxy A5 (SM-A500FU) first generation smartphone. The update, with software version A500FUXXU1CPG2, has only been released in Europe and South Africa.
Since the update is being rolled out over-the-air, it may take some time before it to the device. One can also manually check for the update by going to Settings ->About Phone -> Software Update.
The update brings new Doze battery saving feature to hibernate the background apps when the smartphone is in standby mode and ‘Now on Tap’ for Google Now showing contextual information by long pressing on the home button and app permissions to control the information you share with apps. Apart from the Marshmallow features, Galaxy A5 also get enhanced TouchWiz UI features and the Google’s latest security updates.
The Galaxy A5 was launched in India in January 2015 with Android 4.4 KitKat operating system and got the Android Lollipop update around May 2015.
Samsung Galaxy A5 sports a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) Super-Amoled display and runs on Android Marshmallow operating system now. It has a 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB built-in storage which is expandable via a micro SD card to up to 64 GB and a 2300 mAh battery. Galaxy A5 has a 13-megapixel rear camera that comes along with a flash light and 5-megapixel front camera.