At last, Verizon users of Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge can now update their devices to the latest Android 7.0 Nougat OS via OTA updates.
This comes at a time when the update has just started rolling out on the same handsets, but on U.S. Cellular. So far, the only 2015 Sammy devices that Verizon has updated to the latest Android 7.0 Nougat OS are the phablets Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+, but the compact Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have now joined the party.
The Big Red has confirmed the updates via the official website, announcing that Samsung Galaxy S6 users will be receiving software version NRD90M.G920VVRS4DQD1 whereas those on the curved Galaxy S6 Edge will be updated to version NRD90M.G925VVRS4DQD1.
At this point in time, the exact file sizes of the updates remain unclear, but since these are major software updates, expect them to be big, probably more than 1GB. With this in mind, it is important that you connect your Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge to the internet via a Wi-Fi hotspot, otherwise, you’ll be left wondering where your data bundles disappeared to. If you are using an unlimited package, the better.
Before proceeding with the update, do ensure that your Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge has enough battery juice (at least 50%) or simply connect it to a power source while carrying out the update.
In addition to carrying the update to Android 7.0 Nougat, the new firmware also comes in with performance enhancements, bug fixes and a bunch of other unconfirmed additions. The update is rolling out over the air and as such, it will take some time before reaching out to all Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge users. To skip the line, you may check for the updates’ availability via the Settings app. If you don’t see anything, patience will do you more good than harm.
Have you received the update to Android 7.0 Nougat on your Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge? Let us know how the going is in your comments below.