Samsung has rolled out the Android Marshmallow update for the Samsung Galaxy A8 smartphone in India. The update is available over the air and it brings Marshmallow to the device.
Users must have 2GB of free space to download and install the update as the update has a size of 1.1 GB. Since the update is being rolled out over-the-air, it may take some time before it comes to your device. One can also manually check for the update by going to Settings ->About Phone -> Software Update.
The update brings 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. It also brings Nexus Imprint API for the fingerprint sensor and some other features as well.
Samsung had earlier rolled out the Android Marshmallow update for Galaxy J5 (2015).
Samsung Galaxy A8 is powered by an Exynos 5 Octa Core (1.8GHz Quad Core + 1.3GHz Quad Core) processor and 2GB RAM. The smartphone runs on the latest Android v5.1 (Lollipop) operating system. It has internal memory of 32GB which can be further expanded to 128 GB via micro SD card. On the display front, it has a 5.7 inch Super AMOLED screen with 1920×1080 resolution. It weighs 151 grams.
Galaxy A8 is loaded with 16 megapixel auto focus rear camera with optical image stabilisation, f/1.9 aperture, a wide-angle lens (120 degrees) and LED flash. It also has a 5-megapixel front camera which can be used to take wide selfies. It even has a fingerprint scanner which doubles up as a home button and can be used to lock/unlock the device.
The Dual SIM Samsung Galaxy A8 is equipped with LTE Cat 6 (4G) and a has a 3050 mAh Li-ion, non-removable battery. Other connectivity options in A8 are GPS, GLONASS WiFi 802.11, a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 and WiFi Direct.