Samsung Galaxy C5 starts getting Android 7.0 Nougat update

Initially, Samsung Galaxy C5 and the rest of the Galaxy C series were meant to never leave the Chinese market, but somehow, the phones slowly started appearing in other markets, including Kenya.

Unveiled in June last year, the Samsung Galaxy C5 came preinstalled with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, but according to the latest reports, the update to Android 7.0 Nougat has just started rolling out to the handset.

As you would expect, the OS is rolling out to Galaxy C5 users in China, but this doesn’t mean other regions won’t be getting the update, especially since the phone basically has one variant. The new update brings software version C500ZCU1BQJ2, which installs Nougat alongside an updated version of the monthly security patch.

Since this is a major OS upgrade, it’s not small in size. After receiving the notification to download and install it, make sure you have a suitable Wi-Fi connection to get things done. Also, make sure your Galaxy C5 has at least 50% battery juice, otherwise, keep it connected to a power source during the entire time of the upgrade.

In addition to getting the usual Android Nougat features, the update also improves the general performance and stability of the phone, which makes it a very crucial update for all users of the Galaxy C5. There’s no mention of the Galaxy C7, but it should be joining its sibling in getting the Nougat treat at some point in future.

As noted, the OS has just started rolling out in China and since it’s an OTA update, it will take time before all units get the notification. If you can’t wait, you might want to dive into your phone’s Settings>Software update and try a manual update, but this doesn’t guarantee you the new software. Nonetheless, it shouldn’t be long before everyone gets the OTA notification, which means you can just wait for a few days or perhaps a week or so.

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