Galaxy S6 Nougat update manual is out, here are the differences with Android 7 on the S7


Samsung recently issued a roadmap for updating its most popular phones to Android 7.0 Nougat, and not only are the 2015 Galaxy S6/S6 edge among them, but the update is also prepped for release right after, or concurrently with, the S7 one. That being said, there ought to be some differences with the Nougat update on the S6 and S7, right? After all, these are phones powered by different chipsets and with different specs.

Actually, a posted Galaxy S6 edge Nougat update manual indicates nothing of the sorts, save for the stock wallpapers, of course. Most of what's in there coincides verbatim with what is in the S7 Nougat update manual, so that's reassuring for the S6/edge owners. They will be getting the new simplified home screen and settings menu iconography, the redesigned status bar with stackable notifications, the new Pop-up View mode, and the overhauled, gesture-based camera interface, and that's most of what matters.

There are a few notable exceptions, though, in two categories - features that weren't present on the Marshmallow build of the S6 anyway, compared to the S7, and a few that are new for the Nougat-laden S7, but won't be on the S6 edge with Android 7.0. Check some of those out to gauge what you will be (or won't be) missing on the S6/S6 edge with Nougat, compared to the S7/S7 edge with the chewy dessert.

Download the Galaxy S6 edge Nougat manual (PDF)


Related phones

Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S7
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(28h 3G talk time)

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12 Comments

1. edinn10

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 03, 2017

So, It means that they are going to post firmware for s6 edge this week?

3. WladoWalko

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 03, 2017

i think not, because this manual is online from 26 january, but would be great if they give us update this/next week

2. WladoWalko

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 03, 2017

if you look on page 149 in s6e nougat manual there is description of performance mode, so they place wrong picture of device maintenance app or they make fault and define this feauture on page 149, so i hope they just used bad picture and performance mode will be in s6 nougat update :)

4. telefini

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 03, 2017

How did you downloaded it? Link in post dont work for me.

5. WladoWalko

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 03, 2017

just go on samsung page and look for galaxy s6 edge and there in downloads you will find it or use

6. telefini

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 03, 2017

Same story. Can you post it here

7. WladoWalko

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 03, 2017

no cos i am not able to post links here, i am new here, try type in google ,,samsung galaxy s6 nougat manual"

8. dmakun

Posts: 382; Member since: Jun 06, 2011

This is where Samsung fails to compete with Apple. Support for a device just a year apart shouldn't have key differences like this. They should put more thought into how they deliver features year by year to avoid the challenge where hardware is future proof enough to incorporate new features. I still prefer Samsung to Apple though if you compare features of even their older devices to Apple's "new" shiny hardware.

9. IT-Engineer

Posts: 532; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

I do agree with you to some point. But remember that Apple removes feature for older devices and most of the times break the device in a way that makes it slow laggy and unusable, and this is not cool.

10. dmakun

Posts: 382; Member since: Jun 06, 2011

Valid point. Apple does this at times to the fourth/fifth generation devices though. Just noticed Phonearena's/user ratings for the S6 vs S7 and its just hilarious how they come up with their ratings!! Its ludicrous!! The S6 is 9.3 while the S7 is 9!! Really?!! Lol, its a sham phonearena!! Any ''fool'' can see that the S7 is better in every category, battery life, faster chip, water resistance, and even look and feel. Good thing I've really never rated phonearena's product reviews. Its tinged with horrible blatant bias.

11. csacseg

Posts: 25; Member since: May 21, 2014

What about s6 edge +?

12. Keziah

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 04, 2017

Am using samsung s6 edge verizon with the model number sm-g925vvru4bok7 and running on lollipop. I have tried to update it but it always says my software is up to date. Can you please help or send me an OTA

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