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"bypassing the...J5 and J7 of 2017 for obvious reasons"


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#1 bcmo

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 02:10 PM

Hi,

Does anyone know what this sentence in the third paragraph is referring to?

At first we knew that in addition to the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Plus, and bypassing the Samsung Galaxy J5 and J7 of 2017 for obvious reasons, the rest of models will be updated with Android 7.0.

What are the obvious reasons?

Also, how does one know if a J5 device is from 2017 or 2016?

Thank you.


Edited by bcmo, 02 April 2017 - 02:11 PM.


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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 06:27 PM

Your link is faulty, it just links back to your post not the article I presume you meant to link to.

 

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 08:17 PM

Oops. Here's the article:

http://hitechgazette.com/2017/02/22/all-samsung-galaxy-j5-and-j7-will-receive-android-7-0-nougat/



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 01:42 PM

"For obvious reasons" to me means they are not 'flagship' units. They don't have the most powerful hardware specs. If upgrades are made to older less optimal hardware later in the lifecycle. That would diminish the desirability of flagship hardware in the future. Keep the upgrades exclusive and boost sales of high end devices.

As for how to find what model J5: "Go to Settings > About Phone, and scroll down until you see ‘model name’. The original Galaxy J5 will be called just that, while the 2016 model will be called ‘Galaxy J5 (2016)’."

Find out what model J5 is from: http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/blog/2016/05/which-galaxy-j5-do-i-have/

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#5 bcmo

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 05:33 PM

"For obvious reasons" to me means they are not 'flagship' units. They don't have the most powerful hardware specs. If upgrades are made to older less optimal hardware later in the lifecycle. That would diminish the desirability of flagship hardware in the future. Keep the upgrades exclusive and boost sales of high end devices.

I don't understand. Please explain. Thanks.



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Posted 06 April 2017 - 04:51 AM

They, Samsung, will not put Android 7 Nougat on the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016), because they, Samsung, want only the Galaxy S series smartphones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S8, to have it. They, Samsung, do this, because they want people to spend more money and buy their, Samsung's, most expensive smartphones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S8, not the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016).

If the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) had Android 7 Nougat, it would sell more units and Samsung would make less money. They, Samsung, make more money from selling Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S8, because they, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S8, make more money for Samsung.

Get it now?
I swear, this cannot be explained any more juvenile! :lmao:

Edited by Just_One_Question, 06 April 2017 - 04:53 AM.


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Posted 06 April 2017 - 08:08 AM

Except that in the article it says 2016 J7 and J5 phones will get the update, just 2017 ones won't, so your explanation doesn't match.


Edited by bcmo, 06 April 2017 - 08:09 AM.


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Posted 06 April 2017 - 08:21 AM

Well, then the article is wrong. There is no way in hell that the Samsung Galaxy J7 & J5 from 2016 get Android 7 Nougat, but the Samsung Galaxy J7 & J5 from 2017 don't get Android 7 Nougat.

Edited by Just_One_Question, 06 April 2017 - 08:21 AM.


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Posted 07 April 2017 - 02:33 PM

...There is no way in hell that the Samsung Galaxy J7 & J5 from 2016 get Android 7 Nougat, but the Samsung Galaxy J7 & J5 from 2017 don't get Android 7 Nougat.

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 03:20 PM

I... I don't understand what else you want from me? :lmao:

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 05:54 PM

The quoted text doesn't make sense.



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Posted 07 April 2017 - 06:40 PM

Why wouldn't it make sense?

I am basically asking why would Samsung update their Galaxy J5 & J7 2016 smartphones to Android 7 Nougat, but not update their Galaxy J5 & J7 2017 smartphones?
The 2017 Samsung Galaxy J5 and the 2017 Samsung Galaxy J7 are newer, therefore they get the update to Android 7 Nougat first.

You said the article states:

Except that in the article it says 2016 J7 and J5 phones will get the update, just 2017 ones won't, so your explanation doesn't match.

This makes no sense. Why would the older 2016 models get the Android 7 Nougat update, but the newer 2017 ones not?

Edited by Just_One_Question, 07 April 2017 - 06:41 PM.


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Posted 09 April 2017 - 12:00 PM

This makes no sense. Why would the older 2016 models get the Android 7 Nougat update, but the newer 2017 ones not?

That's what the article says. If I knew the answer to your question, I wouldn't have started this thread in the first place.



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Posted 09 April 2017 - 04:03 PM

Goddamnit, this is the most confusing frickin' topic I've been on!
For what it's worth, I'd like you to find the answer to your Samsung issue. Maybe try posting the question on the Android topic. :)

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 08:50 PM

Goddamnit, this is the most confusing frickin' topic I've been on!
For what it's worth, I'd like you to find the answer to your Samsung issue. Maybe try posting the question on the Android topic. :)

No need to get frustrated.

In the future you might want to consider responding to a question only if you have information or some insight about it. :)






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