Some versions of the Galaxy Note 5, S6 edge+ are currently receiving performance-improving updates

Some versions of the Galaxy Note 5, S6 edge+ are currently receiving performance-improving updates

Good news, everyone! It seems that certain variants of both the Note 5 and the S6 edge+ are receiving software updates as we speak. We are talking about two versions of the Galaxy Note 5, the SM-N920C and the SM-N920G, as well as two variations of the Galaxy S6 edge+ — the SM-G928C and the SM-G928G ones.

The software update for the SM-N920C variation of the Note 5 comes with general device performance and security improvements. That's as far as the cryptic changelog goes - there's no elaboration on what the improvements are exactly, but rest assured that we'll get back to you if something noteworthy pops up. 

In the meantime, the SM-N920G flavor of the S Pen-wielding champ scores battery usage optimizations and call quality improvements. The phone has also been enhanced with the general Android security patch for November, and it's worth mentioning that once the new update gets flashed users won't be able to downgrade due to important changes to the security policy. It seems that the changelog for the two variants of the Galaxy S6 edge+ is the same as the one of the SM-N920G variant of the Note 5.
 
We currently have no idea if other Note 5 or S6 edge+ variants are getting updated right now, but be sure that we'll inform you we stumble upon something. In the meantime, we are sure that the majority of Note 5 users are patiently waiting for Samsung to unleash Android 6.0 Marshmallow for the phablet, and if some recent speculations are to be believed, this will happen sometime this month. Those sporting an S6 edge+ will probably have to wait until January 2016.

In case you don't receive a notification for an available update on your device, you can check manually by heading to "Settings", scrolling all the way down to "About device", going inside the "Software update" menu, and tapping on "Update now". 


source: SamMobile

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Galaxy Note 5
  • 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(22h 3G talk time)
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)

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28 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30885; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Keep me posted.

2. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

The pivotal update needed is the aggresive RAM management fix!

6. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I have none of the ram management issues or if I do then it's not something I've noticed. The old saying a mountain out of a molehill comes to mind

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30885; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nor do I bro. I just have a great working N5. +1

11. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Alright, Jedii. Hope you're enjoying that powerful gadget! +1

16. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

I dont. I mean it is way better than my S6 but there is still a problem.

17. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Just chill man! The problem is that Android is a Virtual Machine; Android does not have a direct access to the device's hardware, like the RAM. Heck, Google is working with Samsung to make TouchWiz part of Android itself, rather than just a layer that runs atop Android. Once it's done, TouchWiz will become absolutely lag-free.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30885; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Not on mine, just performs like it should.

27. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Got my update on Monday for my edge plus in india. Nothings changed. Not even a marginal improvement in performance.

3. BobbyBusterII

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 01, 2015

So, they are bug fixes and NOT improvements.

4. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

A bug fix = performance improvement! Go tell your fruit company to fix the he** out of buggy iOS 9.1 I won't dare update my bro's 4S to it, so as to spare it from running like garbage, hence forcing him to uprage to another iToy. *sigh*

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well Samsung needs to do a lot of bug fixing for TouchWiz. Of course, I could force myself to upgrade to the newest Samsung phone since they are delaying Marshmallow to a perfectly capable Note 4. Don't be a hypocrite.

21. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

(banned) apparently PA had a bug fix AND an improvement.

26. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

more like bug squashing. a bug like him can't be fixed.

5. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Upgrade* WTF

7. wando77

Posts: 1167; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

My s6 edge plus constantly freezes when you unlock it. I factory reset it, then swapped it for a new one and even tried not installing any new apps and it still hangs for up to 20 seconds when you unlock it. I've tried not using the fingerprint to unlock and also disabled the double click home button for the camera and nothing. Anybody else have this problem? (Mine is the G928F)

8. pooma

Posts: 85; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

coz this is samsung..

9. wando77

Posts: 1167; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Just found a whole thread about it on xda. Seems there is a problem with the s6 edge plus and note 5

12. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I've not ever had this issue with mine.. I'll have to check my model number tonight when I get home.

14. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

As it's been proven, Sammy still got alot of work to do with that RAM issue.

20. TyrionLannister unregistered

That is fixed now with the latest update. It's way better now.

19. maherk

Posts: 6747; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I do get that, but every 3-4 days. The phone freezes for a second or two with a black screen when your trying to unlock the phone using the fingerprint scanner. It is not that big of a deal, but I hope that this problem jas been reported to Samsung and that this update will fix it. Other than that, no issues what so ever.

13. Cicero

Posts: 1108; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

S4 international I9505 and Black Edition variants also get updated with some goddess like Smart Manager and App Optimization under Battery. I think latest securities patches and further optimization are in. Android stays at 5.0.1 but enhancements are still coming for an almost 3 yrs. device. Good!

15. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Yeah! Sammy remains Android's top dog, no matter what.

22. cleatglitch

Posts: 159; Member since: May 25, 2013

got the update last week

24. DnB925Art

Posts: 1167; Member since: May 23, 2013

I got an update on my T-Mo Note 5 last month which included some battery optimizations. It really improved standy/idle battery usage. As a test, I haven't used my Note 5 (it's not my daily driver, my Note 4 is my daily) a lot and I'm already 3 days 19 hours with 18% battery left. I want to try to make it to 4+ days. Like I said I haven't used it a lot, maybe less than 1 Hour SOT but that is very impressive idle battery use.

25. Quduz

Posts: 84; Member since: Aug 18, 2015

yeah the problem exist only on carrier model ,doesn't exist on international version.

28. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

You're right!

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