While high-end Samsung smartphones receive software updates on a regular basis, the company is not that consistent when it comes to mid-range devices.
However, it seems like Samsung is trying its best to change that. We say this as the Galaxy J7 (2016) running on Android 7.0 Nougat has just received its Wi-Fi certification from Wi-Fi Alliance. The handset is seen carrying the model number Samsung SM-J710F. So although no official confirmation has been made, the smartphone should be updated to Android Nougat soon.
The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) came with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow at the time of the launch. Now that we know that it would get an Android Nougat update, the question is when exactly it will happen.
Once the Android 7.0 Nougat update hits the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) users should experience some new features. So the overall user experience will be improved to a great extent. For example, the updated Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) will have support for split screen multitasking or multi-window mode. For those who are not aware, this split screen view will allow for more than one apps to be arranged in the said mode.
Other than that, the addition of the Quick Reply feature will let users reply from the notification bar itself without opening any app. Under the hood, Google also incorporated new and improved features that would result in a better device performance and battery life.
Major updates to the Android operating system usually are more than 1GB in size. Hence, you should make sure that your device has sufficient storage space. Once the Android Nougat update arrives, the smartphone should also be fully charged to last the entire update process.
Also, it is better to use a Wi-Fi connection rather than the mobile data connection for installing the Nougat update.