Android 6.0.1 is rolling out for AT&T's rugged Samsung Galaxy S6 Active
The update to the Marshmallow build of Android brings Doze to the model. This feature will shut down apps on the phone once the unit has been inactive for a spell. Even apps that run in the background will be off the grid until the phone is being used again. This will result in increased standby time and longer battery life for the unit.
Another feature that Galaxy S6 Active users will be enjoying with the update is contextual search results thanks to Google Now on Tap. This will provide search results based on content that is on the screen at the time of the search request. And with Android 6.0.1, users can choose to give apps permission to use certain features of the phone on a feature-by-feature basis.
The update also allows those with the Galaxy S6 Active to use a microSD card to enhance native storage on the device. Android 6.0.1 also enables Wi-Fi Calling on the Galaxy S6 Active. If the person using the phone is not getting a solid network connection to AT&T, a phone call can be made using an active Wi-Fi connection.
Keep in mind a few things. When you get the notification that the update has arrived, make sure that you are connected to a Wi-Fi signal before starting the updating process. Also make sure that your battery is fully charged before you start. The update is coming OTA which means that it might be several days before it hits your phone. Be patient and before you know it, your Samsung Galaxy S6 Active will be running Android 6.0.1 like a boss.