After rolling out Android Nougat to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge earlier this month, Canadian carrier Telus has announced that the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus smartphones on its network will receive the much-awaited Android Nougat update on April 10. The incoming software will also apparently bring along a number of bug-fixes and security patches, but it is the latest flavor of Android that most users will be waiting for with a great deal of interest. Unlocked versions of the Galaxy S6 devices have already started receiving Android Nougat in many regions around the world. In fact, it was just earlier today that the South Korean company started rolling out the update to the unlocked Galaxy S6 Edge Plus in India.
Samsung started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to last year’s Galaxy S7 devices earlier this month before updating its Galaxy S6 line that was launched back in 2015. Unlocked models of the Galaxy Note 5 have also started receiving Android Nougat this week, with users in India reporting about the rollout of the all-new software yesterday. As for the Galaxy S6 line, the devices have been receiving Android Nougat in batches over the past few days, with reports from Turkey last week suggesting that Galaxy S6 Edge Plus units in the country have started receiving the update. And earlier this month, it was apparently the turn of Vodafone to roll out Android 7.0 to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge in a number of countries in Europe, including the United Kingdom, Italy, Netherlands, Ireland and Romania.
As for the impending rollout of Android Nougat to the Galaxy S6 lineup by Telus, the carrier is yet to release an official changelog detailing any of the new features. However, Nougat is expected to bring along a bunch of thoughtful, if incremental, updates and refinements that are expected to improve upon the overall Android experience on the devices. Some of Android Nougat’s most noteworthy improvements over Marshmallow include bundled notifications, a new multitasking shortcut to switch between two recently-used apps, an all-new split-screen mode and the ability to drag-and-drop text between two windows when in multi-window mode. There’s also a new installer animation, a ‘Data Saver’ option and a new and improved 'Doze' mode that’s expected to enhance battery life of smartphones and tablets even further.