Samsung is now selling its proprietary implementation of Android 8.0 Oreo to the unlocked version of the Galaxy A5 (2017) identified by the SM-A520F model number, with several Russian users reporting that they received the update earlier this week seen in the screenshots below. While the company's firmware upgrades are always gradual and take at least several weeks to be globally implemented, it is still unclear whether the new software is currently being introduced only in transcontinental countries or whether Samsung is already making them available in other markets , One source claimed that the update also debuted in Romania a few days ago, but did not provide any evidence for these allegations. The over-the-air package is over 1.2 GB in size and ships with the March security patch according to the same reports.
Switching to Android 8.0 Oreo marks the final major operating system of the Galaxy A5 (2017) series will exceed the official product life, with the series in question being introduced in January 2017 with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, before moving into the second half Last year on Android 7.0 Nougat-based Samsung Experience 8.0 is updated. The new software package introduces Samsung Experience 9.0, which is similar to the firmware of the latest Samsung flagship, such as the Galaxy S9 family.
Samsung has strengthened its software support practices in recent years, especially in the entry-level and mid-market segments of the market, although the company still relies on its mobile network operators to launch patches in a timely manner. Apart from these price ranges come since 2015 all Galaxy flagships with at least two important operating system upgrades and three years security patches on the market. Samsung is expected to release an Android P-beta program for the owners of the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9 Plus by the end of 2018, with Google's operating system coming on the stable channel even in the third quarter of the year.