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Galaxy J5 (2016), Galaxy Tab A 8.0 and Galaxy Tab A 9.7 spotted running Android 7.1.1 Nougat


Last updated: September 18th, 2017 at 13:08 UTC+02:00

The Galaxy J5 (2016), Galaxy Tab A 8.0 and Galaxy Tab A 9.7 have been spotted on both Geekbench and GFXBench’s online database running Android 7.1.1, which has (almost) led us to believe that Samsung is in the final stages of testing the much-anticipated Nougat update for the devices.

Truth be told, we’re feeling a little bit confused. The Galaxy J7 (2016), the Galaxy J5’s big brother, has already started receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat update, while the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 and Galaxy Tab A 9.7 were recently certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance running the firmware.

Have you noticed the discrepancy? All three units have been spotted running Android 7.1.1 Nougat, yet all signs pointed towards them receiving the slightly older Android 7.0 Nougat upgrade—so we’d recommend taking this information with a considerable hefty pinch of salt.

Regardless, seeing as the Galaxy J5 (2016), Galaxy Tab A 8.0 and Galaxy Tab A 9.7  have passed through the Wi-Fi Alliance and acquired certification to run Nougat, it’s safe to say that they’ll all receive the update in the near future. We just don’t know whether they’ll be treated to Android 7.0 or Android 7.1.1.

Thanks, Cesar H. Estrada!

Source 1 Source 2 Firmware Android 7.0 NougatAndroid 7.1.1 NougatGalaxy J5 (2016)Galaxy J7 2016Galaxy Tab A 8.0Galaxy Tab A 9.7
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