Optus to release Android 7.0 Nougat update to Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge next month

Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

If it wasn’t Samsung, I’d be surprised by the fact that some Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge users have yet to see the update to Android 7.0 Nougat.

But still, blaming this delay solely on Samsung would be unfair, especially since the tech giant started rolling out the Nougat OTA to the two Galaxy S6 phones back in March this year.

As it is usual with carriers, Australia’s Optus has ensured that Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge users on the network will start receiving the update to Android 7.0 Nougat at a time when Google will be busy rolling out the new Android 8.0 O to its devices. The search engine giant is expected to release the update starting next week, but the S6 family will not be part of the OS’ recipients.

Released in 2015, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have already received two major OS upgrades, with the upcoming Android 7.0 Nougat update – at least for Optus users – being the last major OS upgrade the two will be receiving from their master. Perhaps it’s the fact that the two won’t be receiving any other update that Optus had elected to take its precious time before making the OS available. Nonetheless, it’s always better to be late than never to see the OS.

Optus has confirmed this report via its official update page, stating that both Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will start getting the OTA updates to Android 7.0 Nougat starting early next month, but there was no mention of specific dates. In addition to carrying Nougat, the update will also bring Wi-Fi Calling alongside the latest Android security patches for the pair.

Earlier this month, the same update page revealed that Optus had withdrawn the update to Android 7.0 Nougat for the two phones. However, following the latest update, it appears that what caused the carrier to pull back the update has been resolved.


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