Samsung developers are not having it easy these days as the company has kept them on toes with rolling out monthly updates to all eligible devices.
Week in week out, Samsung devices keep on receiving new software updates and this time it’s the turn for the 2015 Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+. The tech giant has ensured that all of its flagship devices from 2014 to 2016 are currently installed with the latest version of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The story has been the same for a number of mid-rangers in the Galaxy A and Galaxy J categories. In addition to this, a number of Galaxy devices have already been patched with the latest Android security update dated September 1st.
In the up-and-running OTA update for Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+, you get all the latest security patches from both Google and Samsung. However, the update is reportedly rolling out for the international variant alone, or rather, unlocked models. This means that for those using the variants locked to carriers, this September Android Security Patch will take a little longer before it finally hits these devices.
With October already here, respective carriers should be working to push out the update sooner than later so as not to be caught up with the October Android Security Patch. There shouldn’t be anything different between this Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ monthly update and that which was pushed to the smaller Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge about a week from now. You need to have at least 160MB of free disk space on your phone in order to install this update.
As expected, there is nothing major that this update brings to the Galaxy S6 Edge+. You only get a few performance and security improvements. Keep in mind that this is an OTA update and as such, it will not hit all unlocked units of the S6 Edge+ at the same time. If you can’t wait, there is room to check for the availability of the update manually via the Settings>About phone>Software update>Check for updates options.
Have you received the September Android Security Patch on your Galaxy S6 Edge+? Let us know in the comments.