Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 starts receiving Android 7.1.1 Nougat update

The Android 7.1.1 Nougat update on Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 will bring features- multi-window app support, power-saving ‘Doze’ feature, and background system updates

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Highlights

    • Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 starts receiving Android Nougat
    • The update is rolling out in Germany, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, and Spain
    • The upgrade brings instant apps,  multi-window app support & more

Samsung has started rolling out Android 7.1.1 Nougat update on its tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 according to SamMobile. The tablet was earlier spotted running on Android Nougat on mobile benchmark site, Geekbench. The update has been released in several markets including- Germany, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, and Spain.

While, the Galaxy Tab A 9.7 received Android 6.0 Marshmallow in the first half of 2016, SamMobile points out that the update makes the tablet the first from company’s inventory to jump from Android Marshmallow to Android 7.1.1 Nougat right away. The update will be rolled out via OTA. The update once hits the device, users will get the notification for the same. They can also check for the update manually by simply heading to Settings -> About -> System Update -> Check for Update. Download the update and install it. In order to upgrade, it is recommended that users should have enough battery and download it via Wi-Fi to avoid loosing mobile data.

samsung_galaxy-tab-a-9-7_750The Android 7.1.1 Nougat will bring several features that include-  multi-window app support, power-saving ‘Doze’ feature, and background system updates. The update will also offer instant apps, which allows users to begin using or testing an app within Google Play Store before actually downloading the app. In addition, the update will enable users to launch actions by simply long pressing the app icon, save battery, and consume less memory.

As far as specifications are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 features a 9.7-inch TFT display with  1024×768 pixels of resolution. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM. The tab offers 16GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card. The device is backed by a 6000mAh battery.

In terms of imaging, the Galaxy Tab A 9.7 sports a 5-megapixel primary camera and a 2-megapixel front facing camera. The connectivity options include WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth and microUSB port for charging.