The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge were the greatest smartphone of year 2015, both by design and performance. If you own one of these, know that you’ve beast of a phone in your hand. However, getting the latest and greatest Android update till date — Android Nougat 7.0 — might be delayed a bit on S6 and S6 Edge.
The reason we say Galaxy S6 Android Nougat update will be delayed because Samsung now has new boys to pamper in 2016, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. And these new boys will be getting the Android Nougat update before any other Samsung device does, even before the Galaxy S6.
Anyway, before jumping to any conclusions of our own for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Nougat update, let’s first discuss the official Android Nougat release date itself.
Google hasn’t provided (well it never does) any specific date for the Android Nougat update release. The search engine giant has only announced the Nougat update to arrive in the fall of 2016, which translates to either September or November. So let’s take that as our base, to further calculate Galaxy and S6 Edge Nougat update release date.
Galaxy S6 Nougat Update: Release date (expected)
We expect the Galaxy S6 Nougat update to arrive within 3-5 months of the official release by Google. And god forbid if you’re on AT&T or Verizon, it might even take upto 6-7 months for the official Android Nougat update to arrive for Galaxy S6.
That said, there’s another interesting point-of-view that many users in the Android community share. Since Android N developer previews have been available for more than 4 months now, there’s great chance that Android manufacturers might have internally developed Nougat update for most of their devices (at-least the popular ones) and release them publicly, or as beta, as soon as Google announces Android Nougat officially.
If that point-of-view holds true, we might get Android Nougat 7.0 update on our Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge within a month or two of the official release.
Galaxy S6 G920 Nougat update expected release date: Either December 2016 or late January or February 2017.
Galaxy S6 Edge Nougat Update: Release date (expected)
The Galaxy S6 Edge Nougat update will arrive alongside the non-edged S6 devices. You might want the S6 Edge to receive the Nougat update before its non-edged variant does, because S6 Edge is a lot more popular and cooler device, but that’s not how things role at Samsung. Matterfact, you might even get the Nougat update on S6 Edge after the non-edged S6 does.
Galaxy S6 Edge G925 Nougat update expected release date: Either January or early February 2017.
That’s our point-of-view on the Galaxy S6 and S6 Nougat update release date. If you think we’re mistaken, and that you’ve much better brains to calculate Android Nougat release date for Samsung devices, do let us know in the comments section below. We would love to be enlightened!