- 1.Galaxy S6 Edge+ Nougat update: What’s new?
- 2.Unlocked Galaxy S6 Edge+ Nougat Update
- 3.AT&T Galaxy S6 Edge+ Nougat Update
- 4.Sprint Galaxy S6 Edge+ Nougat Update
- 5.T-Mobile Galaxy S6 Edge+ Nougat Update
- 6.Verizon Galaxy S6 Edge+ Nougat Update
- 7.US Cellular Galaxy S6 Edge+ Nougat Update
- 8.Canada Galaxy S6 Edge+ Nougat Update
Update [March 22, 2017]: Samsung has begun rolling out the Nougat update for Galaxy S6 Edge Plus in Asia. The update started rolling out in Turkey yesterday, but has reached Europe today, as a firmware for USE is already available. If you want to install the S6 Edge Plus Nougat update manually, download the Nougat firmware now.
The Nougat update brings awesome set of features, which includes split-screen for great multitasking, improved Doze mode for extra battery life, support for new Vulkan API for better graphics in gaming, revamped Settings — nothing compared to Android O settings, actually –and bundled notifications system, while allowing you to directly reply chats and messages with the Direct Reply feature.
Update [March 06, 2017]: Surprisingly enough, Samsung is yet to rollout Nougat update for any Galaxy S6 Edge+ set around the world, but then again, they were ab;e to get ti certified only by February 27 (see below), which means we’res till 1-2 weeks away from it by all means. But, it’s March, and even Motorola’s G4 (and G4 Plus) and OnePlus’s OnePlus 3 (and 3T) have had Nougat update since December.
Nevertheless, the monthly security patch OTAs are rolling out in due time, and today, one for the Verizon S6 Edge Plus is out, as software version G928VVRS3BQB1. Apart from the monthly security patch, for February 2017 probably (as March patches are yet to come live for Samsung), nothing else seems to be part of the QB1 update for Verizon S6 Edge Plus.
Update [February 27, 2017]: Samsung looks set to launch the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus Nougat update pretty soon, as we just spotted the biggest Android OEM get the Android 7.0 build for the various variants of S6 Edge+ certified at Wi-Fi Alliance. The Android 7.0 is now certified for the S6 Edge+ sets at Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and US Cellular in USA, while the Canadian variant has scored one too. We believe the Nougat rollout would begin with international variant, that comes as SM-G928F.
Update [February 07, 2017]: Sprint Galaxy S6 Edge+ (G928P) devices also receiving a minor OTA update with January security patch. The update comes with firmware build G928PVPS3BQA1. You can check for it manually via device Settings » About phone.
Update [January 31, 2017]: We could soon see Samsung update the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus users in Europe, particularly Russia, to Android 7.0 build, known as Nougat. We just spotted a Nougat-updated user manual over at Samsung Russia, which basically confirms that they have the update ready with them, and could begin the rollout shortly.
Update [December 29, 2016]: The Galaxy S6 Edge+ at Verizon is now receiving a new over-the-air update to build G928VVRS3BPL4, which installs the December security patch on the device. The PLs update is based on Android 6.0.1, as the Nougat update for Verizon Edge Plus remains pegged for February release.
Update [November 04, 2016]: Although your S6 Edge Plus won’t be receiving the Nougat update as beta version right now, but the said update is indeed available as test version in beta form via a new app launched today by Samsung in Galaxy Apps store, the Galaxy app program. Though it would not hurt trying, or at least be ready if and when Android 7.0 beta update hits S6 Edge Plus. So, you can participate in the Nougat beta program, and for that, look at our Galaxy beta program APK page, where you can follow the guide to enroll yourself and your device for the Android 7.0 beta.
We think the Android 7.0 beta would hit the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge sets first, before eventually rolling out for the S6 sets ind December end. What do you think?
Sadly enough for the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus users, the Samsung Android 7.0 Nougat update is now available as beta,
Update (September 24, 2016): AT&T has started rollout of a new update for the S6 Edge Plus that comes as software version G928AUCU3CPHA. The update installs some new features to the device, chief among them being Wi-Fi calling, which allows you to place an HD call and send SMS using Wi-Fi network. Advanced messaging is also part of the changelog, and then there are some security fixes to round up the update. The PHA update is pretty big at around 405MB considering there is no Android version upgrade involved.
(September 21, 2016): Verizon Galaxy S6 Edge+ is receiving a new update today in the form of build G928VVRS3BPI1, which brings the most up to date security patch to the device. Well, we would take that September patch level, but there is nothing else part of the changelog, so that’s all about the PI1 update, of which Verizon has kept shy of mentioning.
We know you are quite excited about the Android 7.0 Nougat update, and would want to know when it would release for your Galaxy S6 Edge+. Well, the S6 Edge+ will definitely receive it the Nougat OTA in due course, but it won’t be as quick as you would hope for.
Read on to know why. Moreover, we will also share all the updates that comes to Galaxy S6 Edge+ here, so be sure to check this page frequently to know about latest update for S6 Edge+.
Galaxy S6 Edge+ Nougat update: What’s new?
The Nougat update is a feature-rich update: both on the face of it, and inside too. The improved notifications shade, Settings app, multi-window mode and slightly changed Recents screen along with quick settings toggles make up for the on-the-face changes in 7.0. Oh BTW, tapping two times continuously on Recents will pop up the previous app directly for you. Easy!
While, on the inside, you have new data saver feature, improved Doze mode, and many more things including the vastly improved Gaming visuals thanks to Vulkan API — games will have to be updated to make use of this API by the developers.
Samsung is also looking to toss some of its own into Nougat update, as per Sammobile. Its GraceUX, which is currently exclusive to Note 7, is rumored to make it to S7 and S7 Edge. Now, it could come to Galaxy S6 Edge+ too, because Samsung has provided such updates related to its custom skin before too — dating as far back as Galaxy S.
Unlocked Galaxy S6 Edge+ Nougat Update
Expected release date: December 2016.
Android Nougat has released a bit earlier than when Marshmallow released last year, and with Google sharing the Android 7.0 code with OEMs like Samsung comparatively earlier too, we expect the Nougat update to release for eligible devices, including the Galaxy S6 Edge+, to be quicker than when Marshmallow released last year for similar device in OEM hierarchy.
As we’re expecting the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Nougat release to happen in September end or by October-mid, we’re hopeful of Samsung starting rollout of Nougat OTA for Galaxy S6 Edge+ by December-end. If not, then January 2017 looks like the deal.
Also read: Galaxy S7 Nougat release
AT&T Galaxy S6 Edge+ Nougat Update
Expected release date: March 2017.
AT&T is not only mediocre, but frustratingly poor when it comes to updates. No wonder the Galaxy S6 lineup at the carrier received 6.0.1 only after all other variants had secured one.
That’s why we are not expecting quicker release of Nougat at AT&T for the Galaxy S6 Edge+.
Also read: Galaxy Note 5 Nougat release
Sprint Galaxy S6 Edge+ Nougat Update
Expected release date: January 2017.
Being one of the quickest among all US carries, and leaving behind even the unlocked variant for its S6 Marshmallow, Sprint has the best chances to bring Nougat to US before other carriers.
Sprint used to lag behind, but in the past few years, that hasn’t been the case. Which is remarkable good. If Sprint Galaxy S6 Edge+ gets the Nougat OTA before the international counterpart, then it will be quite a feat. If that happens, look for December release, otherwise it would be January 2017.
Sprint released an update today (September 15, 2016) that brings in Google’s monthly security patches for the month of August and September, and also updates the Wi-Fi calling client on the device — you should see improvements in Wi-Fi calling because of that, whether that be clear voice or less of call drops. The update is not Nougat of course, and comes as software version G928PVPU2BPH9. Sprint says that the PH9 update has begun rolling out since Sept. 14, and would be done by Sept. 18.
Also read: HTC 10 Nougat release
T-Mobile Galaxy S6 Edge+ Nougat Update
Expected release date: March 2017.
T-Mobile should be one of the quickest to update its devices with Nougat, but given its delay in testing and pushing out the 6.0 update, we’re not that hopeful anymore.
It even lagged behind Verizon, who is traditionally known for, well, lagging behind. There are chances of Jan-February release if T-Mobile pays due attention, but if not, then March is the best bet.
T-Mobile just rolled out an 6.0.1 based update as build G928TUVS4DPH2, and it brings the September level patches to the device. That’s pretty quick and impressive of T-Mobile, something which we hope carrier be like when the time of Nougat release comes over in next few months.
Also read: CM14 release (Nougat)
Verizon Galaxy S6 Edge+ Nougat Update
Expected release date: February 2017.
Verizon should be the one scoring the Android Nougat update right after Sprint rolls it out in US, our Marshmallow based assumptions say. Not the quickest, but not the slowest either, anymore.
The Nougat update won’t be too late, thus, but won’t be quick enough to win any hearts really. If you own a Verizon Galaxy S6 Edge+, then expect the Android 7.0 update hit by February 2017.
US Cellular Galaxy S6 Edge+ Nougat Update
Expected release date: January 2017.
You can expect the US Cellular to roll out Nougat update around the same time as Sprint, which is cool. By all looks January release is what you may look forward too, but don’t be too much surprised if it comes by February.
Also read: Note 7 Nougat release
Canada Galaxy S6 Edge+ Nougat Update
Expected release date: March 2017.
We’ve seen time and again that the T-Mobile and Canadian variants of Samsung devices are exactly similar. In such cases, the update too rolls out together.
But even though that’s not the case always, we still hope for Nougat release for Canadian carriers like Wind, Telus, Bell Mobility, Videotron, Rogers, Sasktel, Eastlink, etc. Look out for March release.
That’s it from us.
What are your thoughts on the Nougat release for Galaxy S6 Edge+?