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Samsung starts Nougat firmware development for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge

The official Android 7.0 Nougat beta program for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge is underway, and we are all hoping that Samsung will bring out the final update as quickly as it can. Many have wondered about how Samsung plans to proceed with the Nougat update for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, the two devices that brought about the company’s new direction in smartphones. Well, there is a possibility that the S6 lineup’s Nougat update might not be too far behind the S7’s, as Samsung has now started development of Nougat firmware for the S6 devices.

The initial Nougat firmware for the S6 lineup carries build number XXS5DPK7. Naturally, the build number will change on the final firmware that will roll out to S6 and S6 edge owners around the world. Also note that it can be a few months before work on the firmware development finishes, as there are a lot of things that need to be taken care of before an update can be rolled out to the masses. The S6 and S6 edge are unlikely to get the update before 2017; in fact, Samsung probably isn’t going to bring Android 7.0 to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge before next year, either.

Nougat will bring a lot of changes and new features to Samsung’s devices, although it’s unclear if the company’s new UX will make its way to its 2015 flagships (it really should given the consistency Samsung has brought to its software across different devices since last year). Do check out our What’s New with Nougat series to see all the changes Nougat brings to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge.

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LADDUBUTT
LADDUBUTT

i want update s6 edge+

iniyavan1874
iniyavan1874

Will s6 edge gets grace ui like nougat….or stay with marshmallow like ui on nougat

diepsoncm
diepsoncm

Note 5 920C?

aref lotfi
aref lotfi

Yeah Samsung! you can get to your real position, if you consent to provide your users, I hope all the improvement that you give to S7 have come to S6 too,like always on display and…

galaxysss
galaxysss

note 5 plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
🙁

nor30
nor30

y note 4 tentra actualizacion?

gonzalotrianon
gonzalotrianon

No

rickdx07
rickdx07

When it’s going to roll out…

rimuraisulislam
rimuraisulislam

Hi samsung firmware update center please my galaxy note 5 N920C full android 6.0.1 update ok

rimuraisulislam
rimuraisulislam

Hi samsung firmware update center please my galaxy note 5 (N920C )made in vietnam by samsung use problem with android 6.0.1 missing sum apps please cried full and fanily update android 6.0.1 or 7.0.1 all Google Apps and security ok and information my firmware ok

sakshamgami
sakshamgami

if the s6 edge doesnt get nougat im gonna flip . it should get updates for the next 2 years too !

aabiskar
aabiskar

I hope they include AOD feature on this update

ALI8160
ALI8160

Yeah! IM WAITING

NotReallySamsungFan
NotReallySamsungFan

Starts? Surely they started a long time ago considering they have a beta worthy ROM already.

Andrei603
Andrei603

Let’s hope Samsung will bring the new UI to S6 series

iamnigeloke
iamnigeloke

I won’t mind if Samsung releases Nougat as the final firmware for the S6, because by that time many people were already gonna switch from the S6 to S8 (I may be one of the few anyways), but at most security patches are important.

MStuart
MStuart

So what were they waiting for?

bosson med
bosson med

coool thnks

bosson med
bosson med

coool

misdanemon
misdanemon

Samsung need to get this right, what about the Note 5? or do they already gave up on the note line … if so, I guess it’s time to look somewhere else …

Goushique
Goushique

OMG!!! NEVER EXPECTED TO GET THAT!!!!!!!!

ANDROIDrouen
ANDROIDrouen

Please Samsung add private folder !

antonmassoud
antonmassoud

The S6/S6e is likely to get 7.1 and not 7.0

thegeneral2010
thegeneral2010

Wat about note 4 that was left with its old touchwiz UX just to increase note 5 sales due to high similarities between the 2 phones samsung can never be forgiven for that.

matturl
matturl

I hope there is a public beta just like S7 & S7 Edge

redzuanaqw
redzuanaqw

What about S6 Edge+?