Android 8.0 Oreo update coming to Galaxy A3 (2017), Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017); which means that those of you still using Android Nougat should start preparing for the upgrade.
It took a while, but Samsung’s Android Oreo update is finally starting to make significant progress. The update has been rolled out to Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 models worldwide, and the software is starting to reach mid-range devices like the Galaxy A series.
As expected, Samsung’s Galaxy A Oreo release is starting off slowly. The update is available for certain devices in certain regions, but we expect updates to ramp up as we head into May.
The Galaxy A Android Oreo update is a big one. The update is between 1-1.5GB and offers a nice set of features, enhancements, patches and fixes. Most Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 users should download it right after the download prompt appears.
This is an exciting upgrade, but there’s always the possibility that your device’s performance will drop after switching from Nougat to Oreo. Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 users are reporting a number of Oreo issues and we expect some of the same issues to plague the Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7.
There’s no way to predict exactly what you’ll encounter in Oreo, so we always recommend doing some prep work before upgrading to a new operating system.
In this guide, we’re going to talk about some things we think Galaxy A users should do before installing Android Oreo. For some of you, these steps will take a few minutes. For others, they will take much longer.