Android 6.0.1 is rolling out for AT&T's rugged Samsung Galaxy S6 Active

Android 6.0.1 is rolling out for AT&T's rugged Samsung Galaxy S6 Active
Those AT&T subscribers with the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active should be happy to hear that the rugged version of Sammy's 2015 flagship is in the process of receiving an update to Android 6.0.1. Exclusive to AT&T, the Galaxy S6 Active carries an IP67 certification which means that the device can be submerged in up to 3.2 feet of water and emerge unscathed. It also has a rugged casing which allows it to absorb drops that would put other phones out of commission.

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.

source: AndroidAuthority

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Galaxy S6 Active
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h talk time)



1. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

That took ages.

2. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

That's why you never buy exclusive carrier locked phones, no matter how good they are. S6 active was probbly the best phone of 2015, and see how the users get s**t on by Samsung.

3. aikoo

Posts: 129; Member since: Feb 27, 2016

By AT&T**

4. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

Do you think Samsung pushed the update months ago. No, the regular s6 on AT&T also got marshmallow a month or two ago. The reality is that Samsung doesn't care about a carrier exclusive which didn't even sell a tenth of the regular s6. AT&T is just pressing on the wound by delaying them further and installing bloat.

5. aikoo

Posts: 129; Member since: Feb 27, 2016

I'm trying to find you're source for when Samsung pushes out updates to carriers. And sir, the AT&T model of the S6, not Sprint, T-Mobile or Verizon... not international. You said AT&T model, check when other carriers drop their updates.

6. khurram87

Posts: 28; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

IP67? microSD? On S6 Active? Didn't expect PhoneArena to mess up the specs at least.

7. MrLove

Posts: 28; Member since: Jul 05, 2016

Android phones never getting updates in time and have so much security problem.

8. TmoRep

Posts: 107; Member since: Apr 20, 2016

"The update also allows those with the Galaxy S6 Active to use a microSD card to enhance native storage on the device." How exactly do you do this? External reader?

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