Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Android Nougat Firmware Development Begins

Android 7.1.1 Nougat

Samsung has already begun rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, however, there is still no room for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.

Current owners of Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge can access a beta version of Android Nougat via the company’s newly-launched beta program. This means that the 2016 flagships will be receiving the stable versions before the end of this year, at least for the unlocked variants.

Many of those still using the 2015 Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge have remained in dilemma, wondering why their devices have not been considered for the Galaxy Beta Program. Well, it seems Samsung is working as fast as it can to add the Galaxy S6 handsets to this new Android Nougat update.

According to the latest reports, Samsung has already begun works on Android Nougat firmware for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. The initial build number of the Nougat firmware for the two phones is XXS5DPK7, but this will not be the final build number, as you should know by now. The number will change depending on where you are using your S6 device from.

Even though Samsung has begun the development of this firmware, it could take even months before everything is ready. This means that we are talking about early 2017, but for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, anything is possible, including an early December rollout.

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy S6

Some users of the newer models who have already updated to the beta version of Android Nougat are enjoying new UX tweaks as well as performance improvements. Whether or not the new interface will make it to Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge is still unknown. But it would be a welcome addition to have things like advanced power saving modes based on screen resolutions where users can choose from QHD, FHD and HD screen resolutions as well as the Always On Display feature on the 2015 handsets, just to name but a few.

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