Samsung Galaxy S6: Goodbye Android – It’s Been Fun

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Pretty soon, the Samsung Galaxy S6 (and S6 Edge) would be pushed up to Android 7.0 Nougat. Whether or not subsequent versions of the update arrive, nobody really knows – after all, the Nexus 6 seemed destined for version 7.1.2 until Google finally decided otherwise.

More importantly, users can be sure to forget about Android 8.0 making its way into the device, at least officially. That’s because the Galaxy S6 uses up its quota of two major software updates with Nougat, so folks would have to start scouring the web for unofficial ROM releases.

So for those of you who don’t have the patience, you can skip straight to version 7.1.1 via Lineage OS for the SM-G920F and SM-G925F (S6 Edge) models.

And for instructions on how to flash the custom ROM into your device, there are many tutorials online you can check out. Here’s one example:

Seeing that all of that’s a given, the question right now is when Android 7.0 Nougat would make its official landing on the Galaxy S6 and its curvy variant, now that the update has been delayed to next month for many Galaxy S7 (and S7 Edge) users.

Being officially cut off from Android shouldn’t come as a surprise for Galaxy Note 5 owners as well. Even though it launched much later than the Galaxy S6, it also started out with Android Lollipop, so Nougat would be its final destination.

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