Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) is first in its family to get Oreo

Peter, 03 September 2018

It’s no secret that Samsung’s mid-range devices don’t get a ton of love when it comes to after-sales support. The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) may break that mold by becoming the first of the J-series to get not one but two major OS updates after its release.

The phone originally launched with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, was later updated to 7.0 Nougat and should get 8.0 Oreo in December. This is months earlier than early information suggested.

The Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) (also originally with Marshmallow) is also set to receive Oreo in December (but the 7.0” model will die on 5.1 Lollipop). The Galaxy A8 is another 2016 device that launched with Marshmallow and is getting Oreo.

Here’s the revised update schedule – there’s some overlap with the info from the Samsung Members app, but the launches are generally earlier. Note that the devices in bold launched with Marshmallow originally (the others are Nougat devices).

September October November December
Galaxy J5 Prime Galaxy A8 (2016) Galaxy J7 Prime Galaxy Tab A (2016)
Galaxy J7 Nxt Galaxy J7 Pro Galaxy Tab 2 Active Galaxy J7 (2016)
Galaxy J5 (2017)
Galaxy J3 (2017)

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Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 25 Oct 2020
  • U3M

J7+ is dead.

  • Anonymous
  • 25 Oct 2020
  • U3M

But note that the stupid snapdragon variant will die on 6.0.1.

I am using j7 2016 from the year it's launched and still very much happy with it. I gave my phone to dad and planned to buy new. But i changed my mind and taken J6 2018 (Rs.10500) for my dad on may and taken back j7 2016 with me. Now happy to here ...

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