Toward the end of April, T-Mobile confirmed that it would roll out the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+, which made its way to owners in early May. The U.S. network operator is set to push out the same software update for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge.
A T-Mobile representative confirmed the upcoming update for the two handsets through a tweet. The long-awaited Android Nougat update for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge is expected to roll out soon.
When Will Galaxy S6 And Galaxy S6 edge Get The Software Update?
T-Mobile’s Product Manager Des Smith revealed the news of the software update’s arrival through Twitter. He shared that the update should make its way to Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge users by “this week.”
The update is not visible on T-Mobile’s support page yet, but some users of the two devices claimed that they started receiving the update. However, software updates rarely reach all users at once and the roll out is usually in phases. Therefore, the Android 7.0 Nougat update could take some time to reach all T-Mobile subscribers who own the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge.
As was the case with the Galaxy S6 edge+, the update would most likely contain the Android 7.0 version and not the latest Android 7.1.
What Does Android Nougat Bring?
Following the update’s installation, users of the T-Mobile locked Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge will be able to use a variety of features, which were not present in the previous Android version, namely Android Marshmallow. Android Nougat brings multi-language support to devices, through which users can select any one of their preferred local languages.
The Android 7.0 update will also bring 1,500 new emojis, out of which 72 are dedicated to gender equality. The new OS also brings with it multi-window support. With this feature, people can open more than one app or program simultaneously. This eliminates the need to switch from one app to another to use them. Instead, people can work on both the apps without having to shut one down.
A “Doze” feature also comes with the Android 7.0 Nougat update. This feature not only preserves the device’s battery while it is stationary, but, also helps stretch the battery life even when in motion. Other customizable options are also present in Android Nougat, along with a nifty trick which lets a user reply to a message directly from the notification itself, without opening the app.