Android 7.1 Nougat update rolling out to the Galaxy J5 (2016) in India

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The Galaxy J7 (2016) was updated to Android 7.0 Nougat in India almost two months ago, and we had assumed at the time that the update would also be offered to the Galaxy J5 (2016). It looks like that wasn’t the case, as Samsung is only now rolling out Nougat to the device in the country. It seems that to make up for the delay, the Korean giant has released Android 7.1 Nougat, along with Samsung Experience 8.5 UX (which debuted on the Note 8), for the J5.

Nougat arrives on the Galaxy J5 (2016)… for real this time

This is a surprising development – Samsung doesn’t usually release different versions of the OS for devices in the same lineup, especially those that go on sale alongside each other. It’s certainly a good thing for Galaxy J5 (2016) owners, although our reader who sent in the tip says that the phone app is continuously crashing after the update. We’re guessing that’s going to be an exception rather than the norm, though, or Samsung may just have to pull the update and make J5 (2016) owners wait even longer for a version of the operating system that’s more than a year old at this point.

Android 7.1 Nougat update rolling out to the Galaxy J5 (2016) in India

What about Galaxy J7 (2016) users? Hopefully, they will also be treated to Android 7.1 and Samsung Experience 8.5. The J5 (2016) and J7 (2016) aren’t expected to be upgraded to Oreo, which would mean leaving the J7 (2016) on software older than the J5 would be unfair and result in quite a few unsatisfied consumers. Well, unless Samsung is changing policies and will start providing more than one major software update to budget devices.

If you own a Galaxy J5 (2016), you can check if the update is available by going to the Settings » About phone menu and hitting Download updates manually. Received the update on your phone already? Let us know by leaving a comment, and check out these screenshots to see how Nougat will look on the device (the overall interface should be similar, even if the screenshots are from Android 7.0 Nougat and the Samsung Experience 8.1 UX).

Thanks, Chirag!

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punitverma2010
3 days 5 hours ago
punitverma2010

Is Bixby supported after update on j5 16? If yes tell me how to install it

shaka2013
5 days 23 hours ago
shaka2013

please j510mn latinoamerica please update

umairraziq8609
6 days 9 hours ago
umairraziq8609

I have not recive nougat update samsung j5 2016 j510GN model pleace tell me what happend we not recive pleace tell me my costmer are very angry pleace tell me pleace pleace

syamsuddin08
6 days 12 hours ago
syamsuddin08

when samsung galaxy C7 update android nougat

VIRGIN KLM
6 days 13 hours ago
VIRGIN KLM

Wow, this company updates their 2016 midrangers to the latest version of Android with the latest version of Samsung Experience and the S7/S7E is stuck to 7.0 and the old UX. When they got asked why they haven’t done that before the J series got the updates they used the excuse on this very site that “it’s because the S7/S7E is a 2016 device”. Now that we’ve proven that they are liars, what excuse or coverup they will come up with? Ughhh.

Lazox1
6 days 16 hours ago
Lazox1

J5 prime when is it coming to europe anyone knows i am from montenegro and it didnt come yet. 16gb version g570f

7 days 1 hour ago
Dennis Yesaya

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hieuguang
7 days 8 hours ago
hieuguang

What about A (2016), S6 series or Note5??? @@
They are still using Grace UX. We very want Samsung will update Samsung Experience UX!!! I feel a little disappointed. 🙁 Not fair.

wpbogdan
6 days 19 hours ago
wpbogdan

EOL

7 days 11 hours ago
James Wii U 3DS

The 7.1.1/8.5 update for the J3 2016 in Canada was delayed BTW. Was supposed to roll on Oct 31, but it’s bugged so it was delayed.
You know, when cheap devices like the J3 and the Tab A 2015 gets the latest OS when others like the S6 and the Tab S2, much more premium devices but with similar support windows, it kinds of make it frustrating to pay the price premium if those that don’t are treated better.

ansu16
7 days 15 hours ago
ansu16

How about a5 2017?

chivalrous2014
7 days 16 hours ago
chivalrous2014

The galaxy j5 2016 SM-J510f it have upgrade to 7.1.1 and when we have it answer me please 🙏

8 days 1 hour ago
Dennis Yesaya

When j5 2015 get nougat update??

bgmx
7 days 17 hours ago
bgmx

It will not get it.

razibspp
8 days 2 hours ago
razibspp

My device is J5 2016. model number J510F
But my device did not get update.
when I get nougat update?

Celso09
7 days 16 hours ago
Celso09

Depending on the country, it can get even in November.
Or only in December.

punitverma2010
8 days 7 hours ago
punitverma2010

What about j5 2015??

Celso09
7 days 16 hours ago
Celso09

He probably will remain in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and TouchWiz 6.0.

sikandar 1
8 days 11 hours ago
sikandar 1

Will on7 pro 2016 get nougat update?

Celso09
7 days 16 hours ago
Celso09

He probably will not receive this update.

8 days 15 hours ago
Incon Nu

Will J7 2015 ever get this update?

Celso09
8 days 13 hours ago
Celso09

It appears that he will not receive this update.

8 days 15 hours ago
Jose Antonio Hetrosa

Dude, when our nougat update for j7 2016 saudi variant.

bgmx
8 days 16 hours ago
bgmx

J5 2016 Nougat firmware is already out there for some time. I have the Poland XEO firmware which runs with no issues.

Also, the Nougat firmware has aptX support now. I’ve already sent you an email about this which you’ve just ignored.

BT music now sounds awesome on aptX compatible devices!

ofoghsystem
8 days 19 hours ago
ofoghsystem

When is update 7.1.1 for j7 2016 ??

Celso09
7 days 16 hours ago
Celso09

It probably will remain with Android 7.0 and Samsung Experience 8.1.

Hcmnoy
8 days 20 hours ago
Hcmnoy

A5 2016 7.0 Grace ux and j5 2016 7.1.1 experience 8.5 wow Samsung wow. When you not upgrade the old versions than make the Standart zu Form Google…

Celso09
8 days 13 hours ago
Celso09

It was the same with the Galaxy A 2015 family.
They even received the Android Marshmallow and had the icons updated (or not so much, as they were still from TouchWiz 5.1, Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge + on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop), but TouchWiz was still 3.5 (not to 6.0, as it should be).

silvije76
8 days 21 hours ago
silvije76

Samsung j5 2016 got nougat 7.1.1 ui 8.5 and i have more expensive and stronger phone J710 at 7.0 UI 8.1. I will never buy a smsung phone anymore. This is the last !!

LTAA
8 days 19 hours ago
LTAA

wow, u mad for not having a small update that doesnt improve much. well played

locarno
8 days 23 hours ago
locarno

Probably update in Poland XEO is suspended. And now the latest version on server is 6.0.1. Check firmware in Sammfirm. INS = 7.1.1, XEO = 6.0.1. Maybe they found bug.

Celso09
8 days 13 hours ago
Celso09

Maybe it’s not like that.
It is difficult for several countries to receive a major update at the same time.
India, as a market of extreme importance, ends up having this priority treatment, but be sure to arrive in a few days there in Poland.
At least it will not take as long as it will take to get on the Brazilian model, which may only receive next month.

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