Google announced the Android 9 Pie last month, the latest version of the green robot, and the cooperating OEMs have also announced the launch of the latest Android version for their devices.
Despite this, Samsung is still struggling to implement Android Oreo on many of its phones. Recently the news has spread that the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) will receive the Android update Oreo by December, while the Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt and the Galaxy J5 Prime will receive the update this month. Remaining true to its promise, the Seoul colossus has started distributing the Android 8.1 Oreo update to Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt users in some regions, as reported by the GetDroidTips website.
The launch started only in some countries like the Philippines, Cambodia, and Thailand, but it seems that soon the other countries will be reached by this update gradually. The update is coming via OTA, as usual: so it is good that every owner of the Galaxy J7 be sure – in case you have not received the notification – to manually check the presence of the update in Settings.
The update comes with the build number J701FXXU6BRH9 and includes the security patch for August 2018. The new update offers more battery life, Picture in Picture mode, notification points and more. The Samsung Experience 9.0 skin also offers dual messenger functionality, which lets you create two accounts on a single messaging app.
To remember, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt smartphone was launched in July last year at a price of about 138 euros, and a 3 GB RAM variant was subsequently launched in December 2017, at a price of around 156 euros. Samsung is sadly known for its “delays” in distributing Android updates, as is also happening recently for the launch of Android Oreo on different smartphones and Galaxy tablets: it will be necessary to wait for 2019.