Verizon starts seeding Android 7.0 Nougat for Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

Verizon starts seeding Android 7.0 Nougat for Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge
Verizon is the next carrier in the United States to provide the long-awaited Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge owners. Although the Big Red has yet to make it official, some users have already captured the update on their phones.

Until Verizon won't release the proper documentation for this update, we can't confirm what security patch the update contains. The good news is the Android 7.0 Nougat update does include “security updates,” it's just we don't know yet if it's the March or April patch.

According to the official changelog, the update also contains a new battery management, among other improvements. The size of the Nougat update for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge hasn't been revealed yet, but it's likely to weigh in at more than 1GB.

Since the rollout hasn't been mentioned on Verizon's support page, it's likely that the carrier has just started seeding the update to the two smartphones, so it might take a couple of days until Android 7.0 Nougat will propagate to more devices.

On a side note, the other S6 series phone, the Galaxy S6 edge+ has already received the Android 7.0 Nougat update about two weeks ago.

source: Arian via Droid-life

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Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
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  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S6 edge
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
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  • Battery 2600 mAh(26h talk time)

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6 Comments

1. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 960; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Better late than not at all.

2. kiko007

Posts: 7491; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Meanwhile, the S7s unlocked variants STILL haven't gotten nougat.

4. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Uhm, then what's this ( https://goo.gl/95fwdN )?

5. kiko007

Posts: 7491; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Should've said "the American S7 variants". Or is it the "US Snapdragon variants".

3. mannyfs

Posts: 69; Member since: Feb 11, 2011

serious question here guys, why do carriers have to be the one seeding the update to the phones. shouldn't it be samsung? and why is it not possible to update all phones like apple does, usually when theres an update it goes back up to 5 generations or something. why can't samsung and other companies do something like this?

6. HKies

Posts: 24; Member since: Apr 12, 2017

wow wow wow

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