Samsung is already working on the Galaxy Note 6's firmware

Samsung is already working on the Galaxy Note 6's firmware
As you most probably know, there is at least one more exciting device to expect from Samsung this year. We are talking, of course, about the large-screened Galaxy Note 6, the newest entry in powerusers' phablet line. The Note 6 is, as always, expected to tote hardware slightly more powerful than the “mainstream” Galaxy S7, to have the water- and dust-protection of its smaller siblings, to arrive in an Edge variant again, and last, but most definitely not least, to get an European version (something that doesn't exist for the Note 5 for reasons unknown).

We've heard rumors from a few sources that Samsung will be aiming for a mid-August launch of the Galaxy Note 6 (and alleged Note 6 edge). The speculated reason is that Sammy doesn't want the upcoming Apple iPhone 7 to be stealing the Note 6's spotlight. Having the S Pen-toting phablet be announced about a month before the iPhone will help its garner its own hype and momentum.

According to leaksters who spoke to SamMobile — a website that is usually pretty spot-on with its Samsung rumors — the company has now started developing the software for the Note 6. The firmware number is currently N930FXXU0APE1, but that will most definitely change as more builds are developed prior to launch. Traditionally, each Note's software thus far has been a copy of the TouchWiz running on the same generation Galaxy S smartphone, with the addition of features that make use of the S Pen and larger screen. For the Note 6, we've heard that Sammy intends to borrow from BlackBerry and add an all-in-one communication interface, a-la BlackBerry Hub. Whether there are any other surprises remains to be seen.

The fact that the firmware is in full development means that Sammy has finalized its hardware decisions and is probably getting ready to start production on the new Note 6 units. This could also mean that we are days away from seeing the first photo leaks of off-the-conveyor units. Fingers crossed for a Note 6 edge!

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source: SamMobile

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33 Comments

1. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 939; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Hope we get the updates faster. Still not got Marshmallow on my Note 4

7. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Same my note 5 does't have Marshmallow yet, but at&t's fault.

28. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

If you are using a carrier sold device, then its your carriers fault. If you want faster unpdates, get the International version. Get so sick and tired of you guy repeating the same BS. if updates matter to you, buy a Nexus or non-carriers version of the phone. It's that simple. If you are too poor to buy such and you are forced to buiy caiiers options, then you have to deal with the associated red tape. Who cars how fast the updates come? Don't you have a life? Does your phone magically stop working when a new update becomes available? Doesn't you phone with updates still over more usability than the past 5 iPhone's combined? Then WTF are you actually complaining about. Updates ate just numbers. Your device isnt goign to get every feature that a phone with the new firmware will get. So if updates are so important to you, just buy a new phone every model and you guarantee to have the latest update ASAP. Again you also have Nexus and International phone model available. You have 12 months to save $800 to buy a unlocked non-carrier subsidized model.

29. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Who cars how fast the updates come? Don't you have a life? Does your phone magically stop working when a new update becomes available? Doesn't you phone with updates still over more usability than the past 5 iPhone's combined? Next time you rant, make sure you proofread first. Comes off better. Plus, the Nexus is really just good for people who want timely updates, a pure Android experience & a decent camera. Carrier branded devices are still more beneficial for the most part.

33. Krjal

Posts: 431; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Unlocked, unbranded S6 Edge and I'm still waiting. Wtf has Samsung done now? "You have the latest firmware installed." my arse.

2. twens

Posts: 1180; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

My return to Samsung. My friend has the note 5 and that phone is a beast. I mean the pen and what it is capable off on that phone is beastly. Can't wait to upgrade

3. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

If Sd card makes a return on note 6, it might most likely become my first Samsung phone. Or else i will get the S7 Edge.

4. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

Already? It's only a couple of months until the release.

14. MrHate

Posts: 318; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

Dude it's Android what do you expect.

15. tedkord

Posts: 17410; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It's Android and the Note 6, so I expect it to be the best large screened phone on the planet, replacing the current title holder, the Note 5.

30. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Good. It will be. It will be.

5. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1831; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

This will be the epitome of all phones this year! Everything else will equal to backup phone worthy status. Even my S7 Edge... And it's near perfect... To me!!

6. Khmer-Geek unregistered

In cambodia we love iphone 6 and 6s samsung phones are cheap and no one buy

10. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

Sorry, but no one believes a word you say.

18. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Haha, what a joke

27. nivek4011

Posts: 49; Member since: Jul 31, 2014

BWAHAHA!!! riiiiiiight.

31. Sovat_fc

Posts: 224; Member since: Aug 30, 2014

This happens when you give internet connection to a stupid kid.

8. TechKids

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

For the fuq'a sake, please don't get Cambodia involved in your dumb comment. People have their own choice. And Samsung phones are not cheap s7 edge costs 750$, dude.

24. zinger69

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Apparently this person is speaking for all of Cambodia?

9. torr310

Posts: 1670; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Samsung screwed up big time last year by introducing both S6 and Note 5.

11. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

What are you talking about? They were both the best selling Android phones last year even if it didn't meet Samsung's expectations, no one was even close.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31286; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Not according to sales figures.

23. MrHate

Posts: 318; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

Yes look at the sales figures from Europe. I bet it's less than 1 because Sammy was too stupid to release the Note 5 in Europe. Nice sales.

16. tedkord

Posts: 17410; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

If the Note 5 is a screw up, I hope they screw up twice as bad with the Note 6.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31286; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It was a screw up....it screwed up the competition.

21. tedkord

Posts: 17410; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I see what you did there.

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 31286; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

;)...

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31286; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Maherk! I'm über interested in this phone LMAO!

22. JayBEE

Posts: 181; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

Here's to hoping they also bring back the Infrared transmitter.

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 31286; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

One thing Samsung did screw up, and I hope they unscrew, is the IR Blaster. Out of the 3 things they removed ( IR, removable battery, and SD), the IR blaster is the one I want back.Give it back Samster.

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