Android Marshmallow OTA update hits Samsung Galaxy A5 first-gen smartphones

The Galaxy A5 2015 is receiving the latest Marshmallow Android OS update, and this is a welcome move on the part of Samsung. Most of the Android platform based Smartphone have been a victim of fragmentation, and often these devices get skipped in any update plan.

The Galaxy A5 was launched out of the box with Android 4.4 KitKat and received the update for Android Lollipop around May 2015. The latest update, however, comes eight months late since the inception of the latest Android OS. The update is being rolled out for Europe and South Africa and comes with the build no A500FUXXU1CPG2.

It took many months for Samsung to roll out the Android Marshmallow update for its devices but it seems that the company is on a roll and launching the updates for its devices in quick succession.

The last few days has seen a deluge of Galaxy Android Marshmallow updates across the globe. A lot many devices of the South Korean electronics Giant are now running on the latest OS, but there are many devices which are still waiting to be upgraded.

Talking about the features of the firmware updates, the Android Marshmallow features Doze mode and enhanced app permissions and better notification and security features. It also includes the most recent security patches in the June builds. The latest updates are being rolled out in Russia, Serbia and Turkey for the Galaxy A5 for the 2016 version.

The Android 6.0 Marshmallow brings along with it some improvements. The best feature is the ‘Now on Tap’. This feature, when activated by long pressing the home button, will scan and display all the relevant information as a card like snippets. Another major is the Doze feature which plays a crucial role in switching off the apps when it is not on the use and contributes a great deal to saving battery life. Samsung has on its part added an improved version of its TouchWiz with better designs and also uses less RAM space.

The sad part is that the latest update is a part of the two-year upgrade cycle which Samsung has promised for its devices so in all probability will not see the upcoming Android 7.0 update for a long time.

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