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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Android update: latest news

After a rather long wait, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge finally received the Android Marshmallow update in March 2016. With both the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge receiving the Android Nougat update recently, hopes are high that Samsung's 2015 flagship will follow suit. The latest news is that Samsung has started to rollout a Nougat update to Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge devices in Europe, India and Sri Lanka. 

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Android Nougat update 

AT&T has recently announced that the Galaxy S6 Edge will be receiving an update to Android 7.0 Nougat. The rollout has already begun and is being distributed via OTA, so it may take a couple of days to reach your device. The update weighs in at around 1.3 GB so you will need to ensure you have enough free space to download and install Nougat on your S6 Edge. The latest update includes Samsung Cloud and Samsung Pass, including a number of other fixes and enhancements. AT&T has also confirmed that the update will include the security patch for April as well. 

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For Europe-based Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge devices, the wait for Android Nougat finally appears to be over. Samsung began rolling out its Nougat update on March 29, arriving with the build number G928FXXU3CQC2. It also brought along with it the long awaited Android security patch for March as well as a few bug fixes. The OTA update may take a few days to reach you, but there's always the option of installing the update manually via the Settings.

If you were hoping to receive a timely Android Nougat update for your Galaxy S6, your hopes have just been crushed.

In a tweet to a user on Twitter, Samsung UK confirmed that the Android Nougat update for both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge has been delayed for a quality review. While we can only support Samsung in this step to ensure that future Android roll-outs are bug free and work seamlessly with their devices, it is slightly frustrating that users are still waiting for the Nougat update eight months after its general release.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Android Update

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Android 5.1.1 Android 6.0.1 Android 7.0
Verizon Yes Yes Yes, delayed
T-Mobile Yes Yes Yes, delayed
AT&T Yes Yes Yes, delayed
Sprint Yes Yes Yes, delayed

Galaxy S6 Edge Android Marshmallow update

Verizon took to the airwaves on April 1 with news that was definitely not an April Fools joke. The carrier announced that it is beginning to roll out its Marshmallow update. The update will wash over the US in waves, so keep checking your device by going to Settings > About device > Software update.

For full details, visit our Android Marshmallow update overview.

Android 5.1.1: RAW support and lower ISO values

As expected, the international Android 5.1.1 update delivered support for RAW images and lower ISO values. Samsung didn't make the changes public, though, perhaps because they are not available via the stock camera or gallery app. If you want to shoot in RAW format and view images later, you'll need a third-party solution such as Camera FV-5 and Adobe Lightroom.

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Galaxy S6 Edge Android Lollipop update

Sprint Galaxy S6 Edge Android update

Sprint has rolled out Android 5.1.1 to the Samsung Galaxy S6, bringing it up to build G925PVPU2B0F7. The update arrives at around 563 MB and brings with it some typical bug fixes and improvements.

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

T-Mobile Galaxy S6 Edge Android update

T-Mobile customers started to receive Android 5.1.1 in June 2015. The key feature to be added was Guest Mode, which lets you set up your phone so other people can use it without stumbling upon things you don't want them to. Read more about the improvements included in the T-Mobile update at the link.

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Verizon Galaxy S6 Edge Android update

Verizon updated the Galaxy S6 Edge to Android 5.1.1 in August and followed that up with a fix for the Stagefright vulnerability in October and support for Wi-Fi calling in December.

AT&T Galaxy S6 Edge Android update

On September 25, AT&T released an OTA update, upgrading the S6 Edge to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. The update also included a bundle of new additions, such as Android Pay, and offered up some improvements to audio and performance. The software version is LMY47X.G925AUCU3BO12.

Have you received the Android 5.1.1 update for the Galaxy S6 Edge? Are you looking forward to Marshmallow? Let us know in the comments.

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  • I'm in the United Arab Emirates with Nougat

    Battery life seems to have improved quite a lot... I would say about 20%

    The entire theme has changed to the one in s7/edge

    Performance wise, the keyboard has become a bit sluggish but other than that, everything is fine.

    Features, they have added the Blue light filter with auto scheduling.

    I hope they fix the keyboard issue then it's all good for me.

  • H. Chuck Apr 15, 2016 Link to comment

    Well, this is classic. Downloaded G928VVRU2BPC2 for my edge+ last night and lost the voice to text feature. The mic button has been replaced with a settings button... WTH?! Called Verizon today and they said they've been inundated with complaints. Tried a workaround, to no avail. Thanks, Google!

  • zunair Apr 15, 2016 Link to comment

    i updated Android 6.0 .Does anyone have a problem with the network? I keep losing signal, change to new simcard already but still losing signal especially when i turn on flight mode then turn it off i will losing the network

  • zunair Apr 15, 2016 Link to comment

    I updated Android 6.0 now gettting porblem .Does anyone have a problem with the network? I keep losing signal, change to new simcard already but still losing signal especially when i turn on flight mode then turn it off i will losing the network

  • HOOOOOOO

  • rick Feb 20, 2016 Link to comment

    i have the S5, , im getting the S7 as soon as i can, im still waiting for this stupid update, ill be having a new phone before i get this update. im thinking of rooting the S5, and keeping it as a spare phone. who knows , a rooted S5, might be as good as the S7.

  • It has been two months since the last update from Verizon for the S6 Edge. When is Marshmallow going to be released?

  • Why did I just get this notification now? it's 2/09/2016. Hmm....curious.

  • Im getting a good battery life from my s6 edge + but im expecting to be much better from marshmallow whit doze

  • I have samsung galaxy s6 edge through AT&T and when I go to options >about device> check for software update it says there are no new updates. I currently have 5.1.1

  • I have a Verizon S6 Edge and under About there is no option to upgrade. When I go to the system update option it tells me there is no upgrade available. Leave it to Verizon for being so slow with upgrades

  • I have an AT&T Galaxy S6 Edge. About an hour ago, my phone alerted me that it was downloading software for a new update (without prompting.) I let it do that uninterrupted and a while later, a box popped up to restart the device. I hit "restart" and walked away. When I came back to my phone and unlocked the screen, it said the software update was interrupted and was unsuccessful. There was no issues with my WiFi and it was on the charger. I have no clue what happened and if this was the update my phone was trying to receive? When I go to manually do a software update, it just says "no firmware" and won't go any further. I've read a few blogs and haven't found a fix... Anyone?

    • First check in your settings whether you have the option to download software updates as 'manual' or 'automatic'. If it's set as manual, the firmware update you mention was probably not a firmware update at all but some sort of malware or adware that tried to install itself on your phone. Successfully probably, since the notification about the interrupted download could have been fake. In that case you should hard reset your phone and format the memory card, if you have concerns about financial security.
      In the case you have set the option as automatic, the whole thing still seems suspicious because after failing to download the update automatically, you should have got an option to restart or resume.

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    Definitely happy with mines. much better resources being consumed which means better standby and overall battery life than on 5.0.2 or on my Note 4 or NoteEdge with 5.0.1

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