Since Android Oreo came with a number of features that people have instantly fallen in love with it is expected that Samsung is going to slowly work to adapt their operating system to other phones that they have come up with and this time it looks like Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) is going to be on the receiving end of this update.
The Oreo update
The specific model that the company is targeting is the SM-A520F. Users from Russia have already reported that they have received the update this week. Since introducing such an update to a phone that is sold worldwide to a large number of users, it is expected that within a couple of weeks everyone that owns an A5 will receive the update notification for the Android 8.0 Oreo version.
Samsung Galaxy A5’s past
When the phone got introduced on the market back in January 2017, it came with the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and it, later on, got the upgrade to the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. We think that the update to the Android 8.0 Oreo is going to be the last one in this series, with possible securities updates to follow in the next couple of months, as we have grown accustomed to.
Samsung has promised that phones that have been released from 2015 and up will receive two operating system upgrades and three years of security updates. And when it comes to the A5, it looks like they stayed true to their promise, with the first update being Android Nougat and the latest being Android Oreo. Now if they will also stick to their security patch update period then we can safely say that users of Samsung Galaxy A5 will be safe and sound from security threats up until 2020, after that it is their responsibility to protect their phones or upgrade to another one, if they so desire.
Nicole Hicks a graduate of UFT. She’s based in Toronto but travels much of the year. Nicole has written for NPR, Motherboard, MSN Money, and the Huffington Post. Nicole is a financial reporter, focusing on technology, national security, and policing.