Samsung will soon seed the Galaxy J7(2016) with an update to Android 8.0 Oreo, more than two years after the mid-range phone was launched. This is the second major OS update for the J7(2016) which was released during March 2016.
The news comes as part of a revised Android roadmap from Samsung which has modified the update schedule and has made it clear that the Galaxy J7 (2016) will be ported to Android Oreo by December 2018. The J7 (2016) will thus be the first smartphone under the J-series to be seeded with two major Android OS updates since its release two years ago, reports Guncelmiyiz.
When the J7(2016) was launched, the device came running with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and was later updated to Android 7.0 Nougat last year. Along with the J7, another device from 2016 will receive an update to the same Android Oreo firmware and that’s the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) which also launched running Android Marshmallow.
While the Galaxy J7 Nxt and J7 Core currently get an update to Android Oreo, some reports suggest that the A8(2016), J7 Pro, J5(2017), J3(2017), J7 prime and Tab 2 Active will be rolled out with similar updates before the end of this year.
To recall, the Galaxy J7(2016) originally came with a 5.5-inch (1080 x 1920 pixels) full-HD AMOLED display and was powered by a 1.6 GHz octa-core processor with 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage which can be further expanded to 128GB via a microSD card slot. The device currently runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and packs in a 3,300mAh battery.