Over the last couple of years, we have seen a change on how manufacturers support their older devices. Companies are now supporting more devices with the latest updates unlike a few years ago when updates were mostly rolled out to their high-end devices.
With mid and lower end devices, getting the latest Android update was a hit and miss game. You could either get it or not with no clear explanation at all. Samsung and Huawei were some of the top manufacturers notorious for this. They would just not support some of their device even the most recent ones that could technically support the new version of Android.
With things changing, we have seen both Samsung and Huawei push out the latest updates, Android 9 Pie for this case, to most of their devices. Samsung is even updating some of its 2017 smartphones with Android Pie as we have seen before and the company is adding more devices to that list.
The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) and Galaxy J5 Pro (2017) are in line to get Android Pie very soon. These two have just been certified with the Wi-Fi alliance with the newer software. Both these phones have been updated before as they received Android 8.1 Oreo in August last year. It is refreshing to see Samsung support these devices and it is especially so since this new update also brings Samsung’s new UI, One UI, to these devices. This is something I am sure those using these smartphones will appreciate.