Samsung has really stepped up its game with respect to software updates. Not so long ago, the OEM started pushing Android 7.0 Nougat to all Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge handsets and as it appears, the Galaxy S6 is the next patient to get this treat.
Just yesterday, the Wi-Fi Alliance listed all variants of Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge with Android 7.0 Nougat on board, an indicator that the phone will soon be updated to this OS. In another separate event, the larger Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ also appeared on benchmarking website GFXBench and like the smaller S6 Edge, this phablet was also confirmed to be running the latest Android 7.0 Nougat.
Now, in another set of tests, the Wi-Fi Alliance has once again listed the standard Samsung Galaxy S6 with Android 7.0 Nougat on board. Like the Galaxy S6 Edge, this model has also been confirmed for all variants, be it unlocked or carrier-branded. Like the other leaked details of the S6 Edge and S6 Edge+, this development also means that this 2015 handset will soon be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat.
If all goes well, Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, and S6 Edge+ users should start seeing this new update somewhere towards the end of Q1 or in early Q2. When compared to last year’s Marshmallow rollout, this is a huge improvement from the side of the South Korean company.
Another phone that should also be part of this update but has yet to appear anywhere is the Galaxy Note 5. If Samsung was to follow the order in which these devices were released, the Note 5 should be leading the Galaxy S6 series, but it this is not the case, at least according to the latest developments. But since none of these reports are directly from Samsung, we should expect anything, including the update to Android 7.0 Nougat rolling out to the Galaxy Note 5 ahead of the Galaxy S6 series.
We’ll keep following the situation and bring you the latest updates. Stay tuned!