Nougat update for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge delayed for “quality review”


The Samsung Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge were expected to receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update in February, as per earlier reports. However, it is already March and the update hasn’t rolled out to either of the handsets as yet.

The reason for this apparent delay has been the fact that certain issues have cropped up in the update, and Samsung wants to “review its quality” before it rolls out the update. However Samsung has also said that it cannot tell when exactly it will be ready with the update. Samsung UK also announced the same on its Twitter handle last week: 

The Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge were released in 2015 and it feels like it is about time that Samsung rolls out the Nougat update for this set of smartphones. Samsung has already rolled out the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge, which has been arriving on handsets since the past couple of weeks.

The Nougat update on the Galaxy S6 is said to bring most of the features as on the Galaxy S7. However, there are going to be certain differences, for example, the Galaxy S6 will not get the new camera modes on the Galaxy S7 apart from features such as motion panorama feature, Video Enhancer, Performance mode and the Always On Display option.