More Canadian carriers have started sending out the Android 7.0 Nougat update to their respective Samsung Galaxy S6 units. Previously available at Videotron, Virgin Mobile, Fido Mobile, EastLink and Globalive Wind Mobile, the new build is now rolling out to owners of the Galaxy S6 at Rogers, Bell and BellMTS.
The update arrives as firmware version G920W8VLU5DQD1 and bumps the phone from Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to Android 7.0 Nougat. Users who aren’t currently seeing the update icon in the status bar, can manually check if the new build has arrived by going to the “About Device” section. It’s a big update, so it’s best to make sure a stable Wi-Fi connection is available, in order to avoid any potential charges from your carrier. While the network operators don’t seem to have released a detailed changelog about the Nougat build for their Galaxy S6 units, the new update is expected to bring along many refinements onboard including general UI changes, updated multi-window implementation, new settings menu and the popular Doze battery saving mode feature. While Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy S6 in currently being rolled out by most carriers in Canada, Telus appears to have removed the Galaxy S6 from its software update list. Several telecoms including Telus and Fido Mobile, Rogers, Videotron, Bell, Sasktel, EastLink, Koodoo Mobile and Virgin Mobile have released the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Galaxy S6 edge, as well.
Despite recently celebrating two full years of life, the Galaxy S6 continues to be a great smartphone. When released in 2015, the Galaxy S6 was hailed for finally making the transition from cheap plastic builds to the classy metal and glass design that is now associated with the Samsung S flagship line. The product offers the services of a 5.1-inch display with 2560 x 1440 resolution and Gorilla Glass 4 protection. It relies on the computing power of Samsung’s own Exynos 7420 processor in combination with 3GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB or 128GB of built-in storage. As for photography, the Galaxy S6 boasts a main 16-megapixel camera with f/1.9, optical image stabilization, autofocus and LED flash, as well as a 5-megapixel selfie shooter. Now the Android 7.0 Nougat update comes to breathe new life into this two-year old device.