Samsung delays the Android 7 Nougat update for Galaxy S6 and S6 edge


Not long ago, we heard that the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge could be updated to Android 7 Nougat before the end of February. As you may have noticed, we're now in March, but the update hasn't hit any of the two handsets.

According to Samsung UK, the update (for both the S6 and S6 edge) "has been delayed" because the company needs to further "review its quality." Apparently, at this moment, something's not quite right with Android Nougat on the Galaxy S6 family, so more work needs to be done. Samsung is "unable to confirm" when the update will be ready, but we hope the company manages to resolve this quickly.

Since the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are now 2 years old, Android Nougat is almost surely the last major update that they'll be getting. This should also be the case for the slightly newer Galaxy S6 edge+. Nevertheless, we assume that Samsung will continue to release security updates for the S6 family throughout 2017 ad beyond.


source: Samsung UK (Twitter) via AndroidWorld

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  • Battery 2600 mAh(26h talk time)
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18 Comments

1. kumar1234 unregistered

Wow, Amazing. Great Job Samesung.

12. tedkord

Posts: 17307; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

They completed the work of the best phone of 2016/2017 (the S7/Edge), and are moving in to older devices now.

2. sissy246

Posts: 7070; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I would rather wait then it be pushed out with problems.

3. kumar1234 unregistered

You are a sissy sammy fangirl you will be OK with it even if they send you a grenade and that grenade blow up your house. It's been almost 7 months since google release "N". Wake up idiot.

13. tedkord

Posts: 17307; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Google took a year to put out Nougat. Samsung modifies it down to the framework, and has to customize it to each model. Six months isn't bad. Heck, it takes Apple two to four years to add features to iOS after Google releases them on Android.

18. whatev

Posts: 2199; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Just in time you get the android version from three years ago, pretty even, isn't it? Just that even 5 year old iPhones get the latest update and don't become so laggy and useless

11. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 554; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

True people are getting it just be patient, if your lives depend on getting updates you need to review your lives and make changes. Just go about live your life and you will eventually get it. Simple.

4. MKeditor

Posts: 97; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

When will there be a story on this site about those who paid the highest price for unlocked S7 and S7 Edge (sm-935u) that haven't received Nougat? That's a bigger story....yet it's being ignored.

5. kumar1234 unregistered

Never.

9. notfair

Posts: 719; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

ignored one here! no nougat for my unlocked s7edge. thank you sammy.

6. Marienx

Posts: 115; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Wow.... Go ahead people... Pre-order your Galaxy 8 and expend $800+ and get the updates a Huawei Honor 8 phone get.. Heck, at this point Huawei pushes more updates than Samsung. Treating an $800+ device like a $200 phone is a shame. My Nexus 6p has been the best purchase ever, and this is why I believe Google phones are going to surpass Galaxy. Samsung will push for Tizen and collapse.

7. kumar1234 unregistered

Samsung is terrible with software. There is no point spending $800+ on a device if the company fail to send update even after 6 months. I'm so glad that google launched the Pixel lineup in the US. With pixel people can expect to return their investment with quick update and lag free experience. Pixel has a very smooth launch thanks to Note 7 hopefully Pixel 2 have even smoother launch in expanse of Samsung.

14. tedkord

Posts: 17307; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Keep trying. You're like that adorable little train that thinks it can. Except you can't. Every year you try to affect Samsung sales, and every year you fail.

8. .KRATOS.

Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Well I don't know if I'm going to get an android phone again since it'll just be supported for 2 years only for software update

15. tedkord

Posts: 17307; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Two years is the minimum.

17. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1036; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

You don't really need more than 2 years of Software updates. Security is where it matters and as long as they update security settings for 4 years, you are fine. No reason to push new software to a 3+ year old device and completely bog it down like some companies do.

10. whatev

Posts: 2199; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Tragic

16. tokuzumi

Posts: 1865; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Samsung is taking a page from LG. They aren't in any hurry to update their 2 year old flagship.

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