Verizon rolls out nifty software update for the Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note 5

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Verizon has just started pushing out a relatively nifty software update for its carrier-branded models of the Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note 5. The upgrade brings compatibility for the Barcode Beaming Service, which improves accuracy when scanning loyalty cards in Samsung Pay. It also transports a couple of other useful features to the handsets, including OnCircle.

The full changelog can be seen below:

  • Barcode Beaming Service
    • This service beams barcode information to your handset, improving or correcting the recognition response due to varying brightness levels and screen glare.
    • Use it on digital coupons, event tickets, library cards, loyalty cards, membership cards, and more.
    • Instantly scan your on-device barcodes with ease while using supported apps such as “Samsung Pay”.
  • 3 new ways to use Contacts
    • Profile sharing: Share profiles and images.
    • Simple sharing: Share files of up to 1 GB.
    • Event sharing: Share events by inviting your contacts to join them. Your contacts will also be able to add their own images and videos.
  • OnCircle
    • OnCircle is a new addition to People Edge, providing ways for creative communication , with more than just words. Express yourself with doodles, short video clips, emoticons and even touch effects.
  • Amazon Widget
    • Get quick access to your favorite Amazon apps with just one swipe on the home screen.

As you’d expect, Verizon is distributing this release in stages. If you own Galaxy S6 edge+ or Galaxy Note 5 locked to Big Red and would like to see if the OTA is ready for your device, simply head into Settings, select About Device, tap on the heading entitled Software Update, then hit the Download Updates Manually button.


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1 year 1 month ago

Hi, please update A700YD to Marshmallow (6.0.1), all A7 updated to marshmallow exept A700 YD please update

1 year 1 month ago

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1 year 1 month ago

Verizon really do hate their customers. The s6 edge+ and Note5 are only getting Profile Sharing now? It came out of the box for me on my Note5 last year September. Why does Verizon always take away features?

1 year 1 month ago

This is really quite apparent considering they hide away the Galaxy App store and remove the dialer codes as well, preventing many, such as myself to being able to access them. I guess they’re really paranoid when it comes to their customers accessing it. Although it doesn’t explain as to why they didn’t include Samsung Pay when it first launched while everyone else went ahead with it. Verizon simply has no excuse for it.