Apparently, software updates will become more frequent. Samsung was one of the first companies to release patches for the Stagefright vulnerability and promised monthly updates for their flagship devices in order to keep them secure from future threats. The Galaxy Note 5 got its first update last week and now it is turn for the other smartphone that was announced at that same event, the Galaxy S6 Edge+. It would have been logical to expect such update as both devices share a lot of their internal specs and they are running pretty much the same software, but the Galaxy Note 5 includes some additional features to be used with the S-Pen. The Galaxy S6 Edge+ on the other side, also integrates some unique features that make the curved display a little more useful.
The update brings improvements such as call stability, battery usage optimization and improvements in security. There’s also a warning about not being able to downgrade to an older software version once the update has been installed due to security reasons. The update weights 138.14 MB and it contains additional bug fixes and stability improvements which may improve the overall performance. The changelog of the update resembles the one from the Note 5, so maybe Samsung will work on updating these two devices in a similar time-frame.
The Galaxy S6 Edge+ includes a 3,000 mAh and its performance seems to be good enough, something that can be said for the regular Galaxy S6 Edge, but it’s good to know that Samsung is still working on making its non-removable battery a little better. Sam Mobile reports that the update has been available in Europe for a couple of days and it is now available in India, so it might not take too long before it reaches additional regions. Let’s remember that unlocked devices usually get updated first and even then, updates get rolled up in stages, so it might take a while before all devices see the update arrive. Samsung is said to be working on updating these two devices and some others to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but there’s still no official word on when to expect that update.