Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt Starts Receiving Android 8.1 Oreo Update: Report

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Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt Starts Receiving Android 8.1 Oreo Update: Report

Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt was launched last year in July

Highlights
  • Samsung has pushed the Android 8.1 Oreo update via OTA
  • Users in Philippines, Cambodia and Thailand are receiving it
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt was launched in July last year

Google has already announced Android 9 Pie, and partnered OEMs have also announced the rollout of the latest Android version for their devices, Samsung is still struggling to roll out Android Oreo for many of its phones. Just a while ago, we reported that the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) will get Android Oreo update by December, while the Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt and the Galaxy J5 Prime will receive the update this month. Staying true to its promise, Samsung has started rolling out the Android 8.1 Oreo update to Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt users in some regions.

According to GetDroidTips, Samsung has started rolling out the Android 8.1 Oreo update to Galaxy J7 Nxt users. The rollout has reportedly begun only in a few countries like Philippines, Cambodia, and Thailand, and is said to reach other countries in a phased manner. The update is reaching users over-the-air (OTA), so be sure to check for an update manually in Settings, if you already haven't received a notification.

The update arrives with the build number J701FXXU6BRH9, and it comes inclusive of the August 2018 security patch. The new update brings along improved battery life, PiP mode, notification dots, and more. The Samsung Experience 9.0 skin on top brings the dual messenger feature as well, enabling two accounts on one messaging app.

To recall, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt smartphone was launched in July last year with a price tag of Rs. 11,490, and a 3GB RAM variant was later launched in December 2017, priced at Rs. 12,990. Samsung is infamous for taking several months in pushing Android updates, and it recently even announced delays in Android Oreo update rollout for several Galaxy smartphones and tablets till 2019.

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Tasneem Akolawala Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com. More
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