AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is Getting December’s Android Security Patch

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active

The rugged and AT&T-exclusive Samsung Galaxy S6 Active has an update currently rolling out over the air, but it does not include the latest Android 7.0 Nougat OS.

Many are looking forward to meeting the new Android 7.0 Nougat on their Galaxy S6 Active phones, but this will not be happening anytime soon. With Samsung only having begun rolling out the OS to its flagship Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge last week, it might take some time before the OS to the 2015 handsets, leave alone carrier-branded models like the one in question.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is the tough and rugged variant of the standard Galaxy S6 and it is exclusive to AT&T. The phone, like the rest of 2015 handsets, comes preinstalled with Android Lollipop. However, Android Marshmallow was rolled out to the device sometime last year and now it awaits the next upgrade to Android 7.0 Nougat. But before this update comes, Samsung wants this device to be ready for it and as such, the tech giant is rolling out a new Android Security Patch for the month of December, bringing the phone’s security patch level to Dec. 1.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active

Although this update is the latest version for Samsung Galaxy S6 Active users, it is not the latest in town. We already have a new Android Security Patch for the month of January rolling out to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge alongside Android Nougat, but as noted, this OS is not yet ready for the rugged S6.

Being a monthly security update, Samsung Galaxy S6 Active users have little to worry about when it comes to storage space – it weighs a mere 14.1MB. According to AT&T, the update has a bunch of security fixes and performance improvements and it carries software version number G890AUCS5CPK4, up from G890AUCU5CPK3.

Since it is an OTA update, it will not hit all Samsung Galaxy S6 Active phones at once. Instead, it will be rolling out gradually. For those who can’t wait, hit Settings>About device>Download updates manually.

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