About a month ago, the Galaxy A3 got updated to Lollipop, being the first member for the Galaxy A tribe to receive the new firmware update. Now we hear that the South Korean company is pushing the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to the owners of the Samsung Galaxy A7.
According to the guys at Sammobile, for the time being the Samsung Galaxy A7 Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update is only available for download for the owners based in Russia. The update has build number A700FDXXU1BOE6 and it could take a while before it goes live in other regions, too.
Android 5.0 is the biggest update Google's mobile operating system has received to date, so expect it to arrive with a lot of changes and improvements. The Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Samsung Galaxy A7 will bring support for lock-screen notifications, Android Runtime for in-app performance boosts, dynamic status bar, native support for battery saver mode, redesigned notifications panel and Quick Settings, Screen Pinning, Smart Lock, and search functionality within the Settings app. The update also tweaks the TouchWiz UI with floating elements, more vivid colors, 3D effects and shadows, and fluid transitions, making it follow the Material Design guidelines. Also, many of the Samsung native apps got a Material look.
Just like any other software update, the Samsung Galaxy A7 Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update is being rolled out in phases. Normally, when your smartphone becomes eligible to receive the new firmware, a system update message should appear in the notifications bar. Tap on it, choose 'Download now', wait until the download is completed, then select 'Install now'. Your smartphone should reboot and install the new firmware. You can also check for the update manually under Settings > About device > Software updates > Check for software updates or via KIES.
Since the new firmware brings major improvements, expect the update file to have a size of around 1 GB. We are recommending you to download the update while connected to a WiFi network.