First Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ software update rolling out now, battery usage optimization included

First Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ software update rolling out now, battery usage optimization included
Not long after releasing a software update for the Galaxy Note5, Samsung today started rolling out a similar update for another one of its high-end, extra-large handsets: the Galaxy S6 edge+ (which, as you may know, shares many of its internals with the Note5).

Te update weighs in at 138.14 MB, and, at the moment, it seems to be available only for unlocked Galaxy S6 edge+ units in India and Europe. However, carrier variants of the handset all over the world will likely get the update pretty soon, too. Just like on the Note5, the new update for the Galaxy S6 edge+ brings battery usage enhancements, call stability improvements, and better device security. As our tests have shown, the S6 edge+ offered great battery life since launch, but enhancements in this regard are always welcome.

Besides the update detailed above, Samsung is also getting ready to update the Galaxy S6 family, the Note5, Note 4, and various other devices to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Unfortunately, for now we do not have exact release dates for the Marshmallow update, but we'll let you know as soon as Samsung has anything to share on this.

via: SamMobile

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Galaxy S6 edge+
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh(20h 3G talk time)



1. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Wow! Mine gets amazing battery life already so if this makes it better in all for it.

5. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Yeahhhhhh boi

20. epdm2be

Posts: 824; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

All I hear is contradicting opinions about this. All I know is that AMOled screens are basically a billboard of miniscule light-bulbs. And obviously light-bulbs save the most energy when they are switched off AKA black. So one trick to REALLY improve battery-stamina is to get rid of those goddamn white panels!!! As an added bonus your phone gets usable in dark places too without burning your bloody eyes out!

22. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Yah, it rules all.

2. Tziggy14

Posts: 624; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

I have yet to see a single S6 edge+ used in the wild.

3. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Weird.. Im looking at one right now haha

4. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

It looks like the s6 edge, you need to get up close and hold it to tell the difference. Just like the iPhone 6 and 6S, you can't tell apart from far away.

8. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Really? I just JUMPED! mine on TMobile. Selling my Note Pro to gave some cash towards a Surface, so I went and got the Note 5. But based on my usage, I got 1.5 days on a single charge on weekdays, and 2 days on weekends as I spend even less time on the phone. I am surprised you haven't seen one. I've seen about 6 in the wild outside of the one I had. All were Gold.

18. Nopers unregistered

Suppose it depends where you live... still no note 5 in the UK so you can't even try it out in phone shops...

6. AAPL1

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

I am so glad I canceled my nxus 6p order for this whn eby had it for 599 unlocked. Hands down its a besat and the best smartphone I've ever owned. Being unlocked I already got the update today so marshmello shouldn't be to far off. I do prefer pure Android over touchwize but with meterial design and the Google now launcher I'm completely satisfied. What a sexy sexy phone. Can't even begin to describe how happy I am with it.

9. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

You should try Nova Launcher, the gestures are very intuitive

19. srgonu

Posts: 558; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

What is your model number?

7. discharge unregistered

Finally,, good for note 5 as well? I have both, but work fine as they are.. Maybe pass and see how it pans out after release first

10. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

Yes I also got the update .. it is really a beautiful phone .. lets see how much will be the improvement on battery life !!

11. Vanliewn

Posts: 65; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

How about one for the s6e?

12. fyah_king unregistered

Same here, I have edge and edge plus.

13. czytoon

Posts: 14; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Just wanted to state: I have an s6 edge plus, locked carrier in Poland and I got the updtade more or less same time as your article about note 5 update. Battery life seems better but not by much.

14. Kakarot

Posts: 57; Member since: Jul 31, 2015

Sammy seems to have forgotten s5 and note 4.

16. Shocky unregistered

Why? because new devices are being updated first? Shocking, who would have thought that would happen!!!

21. epdm2be

Posts: 824; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

It would be great of those goddamn Samsung engineers also implemented THEMES into the S5 builds! I want to get rid of that white! It hurts my eyes at nights and keeps everyone awake! I can't even use that bloody phone in the cinema anymore for gods sake!

15. Shocky unregistered

These are already in the update released for the Galaxy S6/Edge and Note 5 in select regions so this seems a bit late. It does work quite well but will take a few days before it reduces all your background activity, which is where all the battery saving is going to come from. The downside is some applications will be shutdown when you don't want them too, radio apps for example where it's impossible for the software to determine if your still listening or not. You can disable the optimization for specific apps but then run the risk of the app killing your battery again, which radio apps usually do.

23. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

it still rocks!!

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