J7 (2016) Android update

Fast forward a bit more than a year and it looks like Samsung has suddenly chose to breathe new life into the old Galaxy S5 Neo by offering users another major OS update, Android 7.0 Nougat. The device was launched exactly 2 years ago with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on board but received an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow last year. This time too, the Android 7.0 Nougat based Galaxy J7 (2015) has been spotted on the Wi-Fi Alliance website. While we expect the other version to be updated to Android 7.0 shortly, there is no official statement from the company as of this writing. The smartphone released as a spin-off variant of Galaxy S5 nearly two years ago, is receiving the update with firmware version G903WVLU1CQH4. From the listing, it is clear that Samsung is testing the Android 7.0 on the original Galaxy J7 but there is no clarity on when the update will be rolled out. The much needed night mode personalization in the Nougat update which lessens the strain on eyes while usage at night.

On the other hand, Android Nougat update for Galaxy J7 (2016) will pack Samsung custom features. This includes Always On Display feature, enhanced accessibility, lock screen personalization option, revamped calendar app, card dynamic adjustment of display size, new font option for titles, option to use owner’s image for the display, and newer clock styles.

Performance Mode has been added to the Galaxy phone that lets users optimise their smartphones to better meet their specific needs by activating one of the four available modes – Optimised mode (extends battery), Game mode (provides useful functions such as Game Launcher and Game Tools), Entertainment mode (enhances sound and image quality) and High Performance mode (enables the highest quality display settings possible).

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