Samsung Makes Amends For Galaxy S6 Disaster

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Those well-acquainted with Samsung flagship phones would know how frustrating it was waiting for each new Android version update. Unlike other OEMs, Samsung typically releases the latest software update for its current flagship close to the launch of the next one.

In the case of the Samsung Galaxy S6/Edge, the Korean tech giant took until Q2 this year before releasing Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to its top-range devices, a couple of months after the Galaxy S7/Edge made its way out.

That, along with the inherent issues faced by Galaxy S6, led many to quickly abandon the device. They had to accept their losses as they jumped aboard the Galaxy S7 train.

Those without much patience made the switch to the Galaxy Note 5 that was launched at the twilight of 2015, and that’s not a bad decision as well. However, those who continued to brave the Galaxy S6 storm – perhaps due to financial or time constraints – aren’t that much worse off.

Their patience would be rewarded in the form of an early Android 7.1.1 Nougat release at the dawn of 2017, something they or no one could reasonably expect several months back. Based on Samsung’s track record, the update should arrive for the Galaxy S6 probably at the end of next year.

But the company has proven that that would not be the case. So far this year, it has been diligent in ensuring that the former flagship gets the monthly security patches from Google within the same month, with two or three occasions of encountering slight delays that stretch only as far as a few weeks.

Whether or not the official Nougat update for the Galaxy S6 would come with the new Samsung Experience UI and features from the deceased Galaxy Note 7 is still a mystery, but even if they don’t there are ways for users to acquire them manually.

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