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Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge reportedly start receiving Android 7.0 Nougat update

The new update brings subtle design and performance improvements.

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Are you one of the Galaxy S6 series owners and have been waiting for Google s newest sweet treat Android 7.0 Nougat, then you are in for luck. The older Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are the latest smartphones to receive the most recent iteration of Android. This comes as a surprise as Samsung had announced that the update was delayed indefinitely till the company was reviewing quality. Nonetheless, as users in Europe have started seeing the Nougat update on their smartphones, it won t be too long before the rollout reaches Indian users. Also Read - Phones launching in India next week: Google Pixel 6, Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, OnePlus 9RT and more

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The latest update for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge weighs around 1.35GB, however, it might change a bit owing to location and model. A report on Android Police notes that global roll out to Galaxy S6 series should follow in the coming weeks. Now the next lookout will be for the release on Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ models. Also Read - Best laptops under Rs 35,000 in October 2021: Asus VivoBook 15, Avita PURA, more

Interestingly, with the Android 7.0 Nougat, Samsung has also introduced some interface changes which include new quick panel and notifications, multi-window support, performance mode, and Samsung Pass. The update also brings Samsung Cloud on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. The feature allows users to sync their app data to cloud storage. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ to come with facial recognition: Report

While users will get a notification if there is any update, you can also manually check for the availability by heading over to Settings -> About Phone -> Software Update. If you have received the update, you can follow our guide to update to the latest version of the software. Android 7.0 Nougat brings subtle interface tweaks and enhancements including split-screen multi-tasking, customizable quick settings and new Google keyboard. Following the update, battery and memory are also optimised for better performance.

While the newest Android also fixes bugs and brings performance improvements, one of the highlights is that it makes the device running the Nougat version compatible with Google s Daydream VR. The mode allows for an immersive virtual reality experience that can be experienced using a compatible headset. Other features of the Android 7.0 Nougat version include inline reply feature, revamped notifications bar, multi-app usage, data saving mode, new emojis, and quicker navigation among others. ALSO READ: Samsung Pay could soon come to budget and mid-range Samsung smartphones: Report

In January, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge received the Android Nougat update. Other non-Samsung devices which have received the update include the Moto G4 lineup, Moto X Style, Asus Zenfone 3 ZE520KL, Asus Zenfone 3 ZE552KL, Sony Xperia X, Xperia XA, Xperia XA Ultra, HTC 10, and more.

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  • Published Date: March 10, 2017 5:15 PM IST


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