Verizon rolls out updates for the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ and Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Verizon rolls out updates for the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ and Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Verizon customers sporting the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ and the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 are receiving updates today from the carrier. The Galaxy S6 edge+ is receiving software version MMB29K.G928VVRU2BPC2, which brings the Marshmallow build of Android to the phone. Among the new features that come with Android 6.0 is Doze. This puts your inactive handset into a deep sleep state and stops apps from working in the background. The bottom line is improved battery life for the phone.

The Galaxy S6 edge+ will also receive Google Now On Tap with the update. This contextual tool will give users search results based on what is on the screen at the time. And users will be able to approve or deny permissions for apps on a feature-by-feature basis. Along with this update comes Wi-Fi calling. This allows phone owners to make a call using a Wi-Fi connection if Big Red's cellular network is not available. To enable Wi-Fi calling, the user must turn on Advanced Calling after installing the update, by going to Settings > Advanced Calling > Activate Advanced Calling. This allows the phone to run both HD Voice and Wi-Fi calling.

The update for the Galaxy S6 edge+ brings Wi-Fi calling to the device

The update for the Galaxy S6 edge+ brings Wi-Fi calling to the device

Live broadcast over YouTube is improved with the update, letting users send live video to anyone around the world as long as their phone number is known. Access the feature by going to Camera > Mode> Live broadcast. Lastly, the update includes the ability to add "rich content" to the edge of the handset including news, sports scores and stocks.

The update to the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 brings software version MMB29K.N920VVRU2BPC2. This update corrects a few issues that users have experienced with the phablet such as the inability to connect to the internet, frequent data disconnections, and problems loading websites and files.

When the update arrives to either phone, make sure that you are connected to a Wi-Fi signal before beginning the updating process. Also, have the battery charged to at least 50%. Both updates are being sent out OTA which means that it might take a few days before the update hits your handset.

source: Verizon (1), (2) via AndroidCentral

Related phones

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)
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)

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10 Comments

1. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1345; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Hey AT&T wake up!!!! start sending the updates.

2. jm405

Posts: 81; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

Wait! I received this update about a week or two ago. Battery life took a hit. I ended factory reset which helped a little but it's still not the way it was before in regards to battery life.

3. skymitch89

Posts: 1451; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

You're about a week late, PhoneArena. I got this update at least a week ago. In fact, my device says "Last system update: Apr 14, 2016 at 5:57am"

4. iWinAndroBerry unregistered

Yes, but they also published an article a week ago saying it was being pushed out. I'm not sure why they posted this one. Different author I guess.

5. Landon

Posts: 1242; Member since: May 07, 2015

I got this on April 12th. Good job, PA. After the update, I've been getting improved battery life so thumbs up for me.

6. fyah_king unregistered

I got this over a month ago for my note 5.

7. Unordinary unregistered

Too bad we all can't get these at the same time.

8. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Got it April 11th.

9. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Still haven't receieved it in Singapore... SMH especially when all the carriers here have bloatware that is not as bad and does not need to approve updates AFAIK.

10. ava51

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

my friend had S6 for 8 months now,and upgraded two days ago.

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