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T-Mobile Is Pushing Samsung Pay Updates To Supported Phones

September 25, 2015 - Written By Justin Diaz

With Android Pay and Apple Pay now live on both their respective platforms, the only one left behind is Samsung. While the launch of Samsung Pay is just around the corner as it launches Sep. 28th, consumers with compatible devices will still have to wait a little bit before they’re able to use it at the many stores which are bound to support the mobile payment system, which is any store that carries a magstripe kiosk for credit cards and debit card payments, which essentially makes it nearly anywhere. Even though Samsung Pay hasn’t yet launched, Samsung began updating the Samsung Pay application just yesterday with a couple of improvements to the app, and now today it seems T-Mobile is pushing software updates to all four supported devices relating to Samsung Pay.

These updates should be hitting the Galaxy Note 5, the Galaxy S6 Edge +, the Galaxy S6 Edge, and the Galaxy S6 as those are the only four phones that work with Samsung Pay at the moment. Since this is an update relating mostly to Samsung Pay it shouldn’t be a very large file size, and in fact that’s exactly the case as the update isn’t weighing in over 63MB for any of the four phones, although it isn’t the same size for all four either as the update only comes in at near 31MB for both the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and the Galaxy Note 5.

According to the details and changelog notes from T-Mobile, the update contains mostly tweaks to Samsung Pay, including enhancements and/or new feature improvements to the performance and stability of the app/device, as well as bug fixes. There’s also additions of the RCS messaging and T-Mobile Video Calling functions for the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge which is likely why the update files for those two phones are larger. T-Mobile states the update will take about 10 minutes for it to complete, but chances are with how small the software file is may not be quite that long until it’s finished. The update notes also state that a requirement of 50 percent battery life is in place, so presumably users won’t be able to pull down the update if their battery power is below that mark.