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Samsung Galaxy S6 Android Update: Nougat rolling out to S6 and S6 Edge in India

Android Nougat is slowly being rolled out to most of Samsung's flagship phones (past and present). With both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge receiving the coveted Nougat update, there were signs that the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge Plus could be next in line - which proved correct. You might have to wait just a little bit longer though, as roll outs can be slow. Here's the latest news.

Current Android versions for Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge+

Device Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Android Marshmallow Android 7.0 Nougat
Samsung Galaxy S6 Yes Yes Yes
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Yes Yes Yes
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ Yes Yes Yes

Samsung Galaxy S6 Android Nougat update 

The update to Android 7.0 Nougat has already begun in India for the Galaxy S6 Edge+, and now it is coming to both the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. The roughly 1,245 MB update comes with the build numbers G920IDVU3FQD1 and G925IDVU3FQD1, respectively.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Android Marshmallow update

Following a series of rumors, roadmaps and betas, Android 6.0 Marshmallow finally rolled out to the Samsung Galaxy S6 and its siblings in eaerly 2016. Samsung made the announcement on February 15 via its Newsroom. The announcement gave no indication of how long the update would take to completely roll out, and there was no information on where in the world users could expect to see it first, so a little patience might was required,

On April 1, Verizon announced that it is officially beginning to roll out the Marshmallow update. As usual, the process happend in waves, leaving several users anxious to when and if they would actually get the update. 

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A preview of the new TouchWiz interface on Marshmallow. / © Jack

Samsung Galaxy S6 Android 5.1.1 update

Verizon Samsung Galaxy S6 update  

Verizon Wireless released an update for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, bringing the devices' software up to version VVRU3BOG5. This marks the eagerly-awaited introduction of Android 5.1.1 on the Verizon Galaxy S6 variant, as well as improvements to the predictive text for the Samsung keyboard. View the full list of changes in the Verizon release notes.

Sprint Samsung Galaxy S6 update  

Sprint rolled out Android 5.1.1 to the Samsung Galaxy S6, bringing it up to software version G920PVPU2B0F7. The update comes in at around 563 MB and brings with it some typical bug fixes.

Make sure your battery is charged to at least 50 percent before attempting to download and install the update, and check our Android 5.1 features page to see what else is included with the new software version. 

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 is due to receive Android Nougat soon. / © ANDROIDPIT

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  • Terrible update, get half a day battery on nougat vs 2 days with Marshmallow, what BS!

    • Bastian Siewers
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      4 days ago Link to comment

      Hi Richie, have you tried resetting your phone? These kinds of problems can sadly occur after an update and a reset regularly helps to solve them.

  • since updating my s6 wish i never did has ruined my phone apps force close all the time and my battery life now is rubbish i charge my phone to 100% send a message and bam its at 5% afterwards my phone was perfectly fine before the update i have even put power saving on and still makes no difference i factory reset my phone and update is still there it cant be removed

  • I updated my s6 and now it's constantly roaming in places that I had service prior to this update. Does anyone else have this issue?

  • My excellent Samsung Galaxy S7 and Tab S2 have received the 7.0 update but unfortunately my S6 is still on 6.01... I've received 2 OTA updates in the last 2 months for my S6 but unfortunately they were probably security updates as it still on 6.01. I was kinda expecting that it should have been issued by now so I'm slightly disappointed.

    On the plus side my Excellent S7 & Tab S2 have taken the Nougat update well, and it's a definite improvement.

    Peace 🖖

  • Vodafone UK et alia released nougat today for the S6 and S6 edge devices.

  • There is nothing new with the process of Samsung, always expect scenarios like this

  • I've had the update on my Z5 for over two weeks now wished I'd never updated it continuous rebooting for apps and other niggling things all for no visible or better device performance.Plus one niggle about you androidpit why after commenting and posting the app takes you back to the beggining of the comments aright if there's only two or three but if there's a lot it takes a lot of scrolling back to the beggining to see your post as now i can only see one sentence on screen very annoying?

  • A premium, flagship device like the Galaxy S phones should have faster updates.

  • Aiasha 4 months ago Link to comment

    I absolutely hate the updates.They are making the phone useless.After every possible update,my phone is suffering from the same non-stop rebooting,over heating,and continuous restarts.Its so frustrating.
    Neither does the 'wipe cache partition' help nor does 'rebooting' it.
    I need some help,I cant access my phone.
    Some suggestions please.Or atleast a new update that can fix the bug

  • Michelle 9 months ago Link to comment

    I loved the new update because it had little bits and pieces which I thought were cool but seems now I can't use my mobile data. Like apparently that just doesn't work anymore which is annoying when I need to go places and use GPS or transfer money over while i'm out. It seemed the phone wasn't 4G until the update.

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