Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are finally receiving the latest Android 7.0 Nougat OTA update as at the time of this writing.
After numerous appearances on the Wi-Fi Alliance, the South Korean company has finally completed the testing phase of the OS on the two devices and thus commencing the official OTA update. So far, the update has been spotted on Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge units in Europe, an indicator that the OS could be up and running in other markets in the course of this week or next week.
A previous report had indicated that Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will start receiving the update to Android 7.0 Nougat at some point in early March. Well, it is just week two of the months and so far, we have seen evidence that the OS in indeed rolling out to the phones.
Where Samsung Galaxy S6 users can expect to receive an update with build number G920FXXU5EQBG, those using the Galaxy S6 Edge can look out for an update with firmware version G925FXXU5EQBG. The update weighs about 1.4GB, which is expected since it carries a new OS that brings lots of new features and performance improvements as well.
Since the phones had already received the February Android security patch, we expect at least this version to be retained or up the security level to March 2017. Since the file size is huge (1.4GB), you might want to connect your Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge to the internet via Wi-Fi, otherwise, you’ll be left for dead when you try checking back the data balance from your cellular package.
Another thing to ensure before proceeding with downloading the update is battery power. Keep it at 50% and above all throughout the update process. Alternatively, have the phone connected to a power source during the update process. Since the Nougat treat is coming as an OTA, not all Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge users will receive the OTA notification at once. Instead, some will be ahead of others, just like it is already happening.
If you haven’t seen the notification yet, be patient – it’ll be there sooner than later. Alternatively, you can check for it manually by going Settings>About device>System updates.