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.

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

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