Last week a Samsung representative in India revealed that the highly anticipated Android 7.0 Nougat update will be launched on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge in the country in a week’s time. Right on schedule, reports from India now confirm that both the Samsung Galaxy S6 and its sibling, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, are making the jump to Android 7.0 Nougat OS thanks to an OTA (over-the-air) update, promising battery life and performance improvements, along with the addition of new features and a reworked user interface.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge have already received the Android 7.0 Nougat update in several regions including Europe, and now the duo is apparently enjoying the same treatment in India, according to a recent report passed along by Fonearena. The software package for the Samsung Galaxy S6 carries build number “G920IDVU3FQD1” and weighs 1.23GB, while the update for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is identified as build number “G925IDVU3FQD1” and has a size of 1.24 GB. Feature-wise, the update brings a new Doze mode for improved battery management, better overall performance, a new 'performance mode' allowing users to increase the display’s brightness by 10%, and various changes to the user interface, including a reworked notification shade with Quick Settings toggles. The update also includes a new blue light filter which helps reducing eyestrain when reading or watching content on the display at night or in the dark. Productivity-oriented users can look forward to the addition of Multi-Window mode, which allows two applications to run simultaneously in a split-screen environment. Lastly, Android 7.0 Nougat for the Samsung Galaxy S6 devices includes the Android OS security patch for March, and is pre-loaded with Samsung’s Game Launcher application, offering new tools for mobile gaming enthusiasts including a screenshot and record feature.
As per the usual case, the update is distributed on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge in India over-the-air (OTA), meaning that some units will receive the update notification earlier than others. The process is gradual and the update’s reaches should continue to expand in the coming days. Eligible Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge owners can also attempt to trigger the update manually from within the phone’s settings menu under the “About device” section.