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Galaxy A7 (2017) Android Pie beta test ongoing, but don’t get too excited

Samsung has an Android Pie beta program running for the Galaxy A7 (2017), but don’t get too excited unless you bought the device in South Korea. The Galaxy A7 (2017) launched worldwide with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow except for Samsung home’s country, where it ran Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. And since Samsung provides two major OS upgrades to all of its devices, the A7 (2017) was always destined to end its life on Android Pie in South Korea.

The Galaxy A7 (2017) was among the first non-flagship Galaxy phones to support Bixby, although it only had Bixby Home and Bixby Reminder support as it didn’t have a dedicated physical button for Bixby Voice. And it’s unclear if Bixby Voice will come to the device with Android Pie, which allows one to use the power button to fire up Bixby Voice. The various discussion threads on Samsung’s community forums doesn’t mention anything about the feature, and the A7 (2017) probably won’t get it considering the phone is two years old at this point.

Some features included in the beta are floating mode for the Samsung Keyboard, support for RCS messaging, new Always On Display clock styles, and an updated Gallery app with recycle bin functionality. There’s apparently a software-based Live Focus mode for the rear camera as well; the A7 (2017) had earlier received software-based Live Focus for the front camera with a previous update. It remains to be seen when the stable Android Pie update for the device will be released, although one thing’s for certain: Whenever it does come out, the update will be limited to the South Korean market.

Thanks for the tip, Aliyetim!

  • Model: SM-A720S
  • Dimensions: 156.8 x 77.6 x 7.9mm
  • Display: 5,7" (143.9 mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 7880 Octa
  • Camera: 16 MP, CMOS F1.9

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berkayelmali
berkayelmali

Where is the S7/S7 Edge samsung? S7 edge same with note fe

Fahizshaikh
Fahizshaikh

Will a5 2017 be getting pie

kfzhu1229
kfzhu1229

doesnt the south Korean version getting pie mean that all other versions of A7 with exynos 7880 can get that software as well with an easy mod either to the rom or perhaps even to the pit of the device?

locarno
locarno

Navigation gestures for phone with traditional nav buttons ?

tuhinvfx
tuhinvfx

i hope they update to a5 2017 also

nenovs
nenovs

It’s a pity that phones like the Galaxy J5 2017 and J7 2017 will get Android Pie but the A 2017 series won’t.

Andrei603
Andrei603

It’s a pity for midrange and low end to get updates and not an older flagship

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Samsung keeps the Android P scheduled updated! Lol and the J3 (2017) is getting the update in the UK so it wouldn’t surprise me if the A7 did.

PJaya
PJaya

But early this year have J2 core and J4 core,
Now is missing from list