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Galaxy Tab A 9.7 Nougat update arrives with version 7.1.1

It’s not surprising that the Galaxy Tab A 9.7 Nougat update has been released. What’s surprising is that Samsung has bumped it straight up to Android version 7.1.1. The update has now started rolling out in several markets. It will soon be available in additional markets across the globe as well.

It hasn’t been long since it was reported that the 2015 Galaxy Tab A models will receive the Nougat update. That’s why it’s not surprising to see that the Galaxy Tab A 9.7 Nougat update is rolling out. However, it’s surprising to see that the version number is Android 7.1.1.

This makes the Galaxy Tab A 9.7 Samsung’s first device to jump from Android 6.0.1 straight to Android 7.1.1. All of the other devices that are on Nougat now were first upgraded to version 7.0. The only other device that’s running on Android 7.1.1 right now is the Galaxy Note 8 and it just came out like two weeks ago.

It’s likely that the devices that are currently on Android 7.0 will not be upgraded to Android 7.1.1. Devices like the Galaxy S8 will simply make the jump to Android 8.0 Oreo in a couple of months. Samsung is already developing Oreo for the Galaxy S8.

Don’t worry if your device is on Android 7.0. There’s isn’t much difference and Samsung already baked in most of the changes of version 7.1.1 into its version 7.0 release.

The Galaxy Tab A 9.7 Nougat update is already out in several countries across Europe, such as Spain, Italy, Hungary, Ireland and Germany. The update is available for download from our firmware section.

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AbbyMarie
AbbyMarie

Has anyone with a SM-T555 international device received the nougat update? I haven’t and it’s been months now since the rollout began.

rapeepatt
rapeepatt

Where is j5 prime ? bad schedule of samsung

Celso09
Celso09

October 6

darkestangel94
darkestangel94

Does anyone know if Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 SM-P550 is going to get nougat too?

cesa4r
cesa4r

Yes but you need stay , i stay for my galaxy tab a 9.7 SM-T550

darkestangel94
darkestangel94

What do you mean with that? Did you mean we will be receiving the update in the next weeks? thank you in advance!

pug957
pug957

So some 2015 Tab A’ s are getting upgraded to 7.1.1 and some 2016 Tab A’s are still running 5.1.1.
The logic of Samsung’s upgrade path is truly baffling and makes no sense.

sanayp
sanayp

Why is T555 getting it first. I thought wifi only t550 gets its quicker and first.

Bart3n
Bart3n

Why not? T555 has Wi-Fi and 4g

cesa4r
cesa4r

Yeah, i dont know 🙁

Andrei603
Andrei603

Because it has better specs? I don’t know ?

Andrei603
Andrei603

BEST DAY EVER!

cesa4r
cesa4r

When android nougat for te galaxy tab a 9.7 wifi T550?

fsalamic
fsalamic

ask Samsung