If you’re in Canada and own either the Samsung Galaxy S6 or the Galaxy S6 Edge, there’s promising news today, as the Android 7.0 Nougat update for both of these smartphones is now rolling out. After early expectations that the update will be available in February, it actually started to appear in March for unlocked versions of these devices in various regions including Europe. Following this, it also started rolling out to the handsets earlier this month on US carrier Sprint.
The latest major Android update brings plenty of new features to the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge. Just some of the benefits that users will notice with Android Nougat are the revamped user interface, improved notifications, and the improved Doze mode that's now better at extending the battery life of your device. The new software package also includes speed and stability improvements, as well as numerous bug fixes. The over-the-air (OTA) Android 7.0 Nougat firmware update will now gradually roll out to the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge in Canada, so not everybody will receive it at the same time. Generally, it takes several days for a rollout to be completed, so some patience may be required on users' part. However, if you haven’t yet received notification and are eager to install Nougat on your device, you can try scanning for the update manually by opening the Settings menu of your handset, heading to the “About Phone” section, and tapping the “System Updates” option on the next screen. If the update is available in your territory, this course of action will trigger its download. Before downloading and installing the update, it’s recommended that your device is connected to a Wi-Fi network. As this is a fairly heavy update that's over 1GB in size, you should also make sure that your handset has enough storage space and battery left before you attempt to download the Nougat package.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Nougat update in Canada ships with the build number G920W8VLU5DQD1, while the build for the Galaxy S6 Edge is labeled as G925W8VLU5DQD1. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge were released in 2015, first running Android Lollipop before being upgraded to Marshmallow. Google is already in the process of developing the next major version of its mobile operating system, currently known as Android O, though neither of these two devices is expected to officially receive it.