Some people who own the Samsung Galaxy S6 don’t really care one way or another about having the latest and most up to date version of Android on their handsets. For other people they don’t even know what version of the operating system is actually on their handset.
On the other side of the fence is the group of people who speak up about their Samsung Galaxy S6 and the version of Android that is on it. Some people have waited a long time for an update to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and many other devices, including the LG G4 and LG G4 are enjoying Google Now On Tap and Doze.
Samsung is now offering the Good Lock app instead of working with Google on bringing back the Google Play Edition. This brings with it a stock version of Android to the Samsung Galaxy S6/Edge. There are some users that are frustrated and it is strange that Samsung doesn’t offer people a pure Android handset as there does seem to be demand for one.
Of course you do hear news stories about Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and the fact that it did take forever to reach the S6. However it does seem that those who complain don’t happen to represent enough of the user base for Samsung to offer up a pure Android option and make a profit.
The Google Play Edition was around two years ago but then it met its demise because people were not buying it. Of course going to pure Android means that you do have to forgo support and this didn’t turn out well for such as Sony.