Over the past month or so, we’ve seen quite a number of American carriers roll out Android 7.0 Nougat OTA updates to the 2015 Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, and Galaxy S6 Edge+.
T-Mobile did it with the Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ and Verizon did it with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Sprint and AT&T also joined the party with similar updates to the S6, S6 Edge and Note 5, S6 Edge+, respectively. Now, the latter has added more 2015 units to this list, with the standard S6 and curved S6 Edge currently receiving the update to Android 7.0 Nougat over the air. In addition to the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, AT&T is also rolling out the Nougat treat to the rugged Galaxy S6 Active – a phone that is exclusive to the carrier.
As you may have already guessed, the main change that this update brings to the three Galaxy S6 variants is the new Android 7.0 Nougat OS. There will be a bunch of new features such as enhanced Doze mode, multi-view implementation (although Samsung already offered this feature on its customized UI), new quick settings as well as general settings menu, among others. Also, the update brings stability and performance enhancements alongside the latest Android security patch.
AT&T is also making some bloatware go away with this update, with the likes of MobiTV and Address Book apps no more. Being a major OS update, it’s heavy. You’ll need free storage space of not less than 1.2GB for the S6 and 1.3GB for the S6 Edge. The S6 Active is in between these two.
All three Galaxy S6 variants will be updated to the same software version, which is G920AUCU6EQCF for the S6, G925AUCU6EQCF for the S6 Edge and G890AUCU6EQCF for the S6 Active. These updates are coming in over the air and as such, you may not be able to get it today – or even tomorrow. In short, be patient and you’ll soon receive the OTA notification. You may also check for the update manually by going to Settings>About phone>System updates.
Due to the huge size of the update, make sure your Galaxy S6 model is connected to the internet via Wi-Fi. Also keep it charging during the update, unless it already has at least 50% battery power at the start of the upgrade process.