Galaxy S6 Edge Nougat update: Verizon rolls out G925VVRS4CPI2 build! (6.0.1)

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Update [September 29, 2016]: Sprint has confirmed too that they are rolling out the September patch as an update. The new update is already out as an OTA, and comes as version G925PVPS4CPI3. With the Nougat update not in sight for Galaxy S6 yet, we expect Sprint to keep rolling out similar updates like this for the next 3-4 months, packing in monthly security patches. There is nothing else on the changelog, so that’s that about the PI3 update.


[September 22, 2016]: A new build known by codename G925VVRS4CPI2 is heading towards S6 Edge users at Verizon, which installs the latest monthly security patch form Google, of September 2016. Verizon doesn’t mention anything else in the changelog, so we will take it as that’s all that is part of the update.

[September 20, 2016]: AT&T has begun the roll out fo a new build for its Galaxy S6 Edge users, one that is known by software version G925AUCU4DPH5, and brings the Wi-Fi calling feature to the device. The PH5 update is over 450 MB in size, and also brings system enhancements and August level security patch.

The Galaxy S6 Edge is one of the top devices of last year, that essentially was the major step towards making Samsung the unthinkable: the king of mobile phone design that it currently is, with the Galaxy Note 7, the latest iteration of the Galaxy devices furnishing curved display. Its Nougat update will be anticipated very wildly too, naturally, so let’s talk about it in some details below.

The release of Android Nougat update Galaxy S6 Edge would vary depending on the region or carrier you use the device on. There isn’t a sure-fire date when it would release on all S6 Edge variants, but one thing is sure, it would coincide with Nougat release for Galaxy S6, as both of them essentially run same software, except for addition of Edge related features on S6 Edge.

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Why the above chart? Let’s see to this first.

Well, simply put, today, Galaxy S6 is no longer latest Samsung flagship, which is Galaxy S7. So, S6 is last year’s flagship waiting for the latest update in Android 7.0, similar to what Galaxy S5 was in 2015, when waiting for Marshmallow. Tracking the release date of Galaxy S5 Marshmallow, we think, thus, will give us a fair idea of carrier performance (delay is yellow colored text) and expected Nougat release (green text). What do you think?

Galaxy S6 Edge Nougat update: What’s new?

Rumors are floating around that Samsung would bring the GraceUX from Note 7 to Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, and even if that is something yet to happen, we could see Samsung bestowing the new UI of its to Galaxy S6 Edge as well. The info comes from Sammobile.

But that’s just one part of the whole excitement package Nougat is. What you get from Samsung in GraceUX is just a custom skin, the inside comes from Google in the form of Android 7.0 and its new set of features and revised UI.

The Doze mode is improved in 7.0, while the recents screen is a lot more spacious. The Settings apps show too-good meaningful into right at the outset of every option, so that you don’t have to tap into its options to get obvious info. The notifications shade is totally revamped, allowing you to directly reply to message — the Allo app even puts the automated reply choices (text and Emojis) right there, you just have to tap inside the notifications shade to reply, no need to open the app.

Double tapping on recents button gets you to previous app, which is a serious performance boost for multi-tasking. This is a feature that is impossible to live without now that we’ve used it. Quick settings toggles are given a new look too, and you unlock more with System UI Tuner.

Unlocked Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925F/FD/i)

Expected Nougat update release date: January 2017.

The expected release date as per the chart above is March 2017, but because the Nougat’s code has been available with Android OEM partners for long, we think the whole update process will be a bit shorter than Marshmallow.

But still, we don’t think the S6 Edge Nougat update would arrive anytime this year, but January 2017 release looks very likely. The devices that are sure to receive the 7.0 update before the S6 and S6 Edge are Galaxy S7 and Note 7. So, when the update begins and reaches end stage for these two devices would play a role for S6 Edge Nougat update release too.

AT&T Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925A)

Expected Nougat update release date: May 2017.

With Nougat update, Google has tried once again to reduce the time taken for updates by OEMs and carrier, and this has shared the 7.0’s code long before it released it for Nexus devices. Hence’s the release for Nougat update shouldn’t as much time as Marshmallow took.

So, even though the above chart shows expected date to 13 July 2017, we think the update would be early by good 1-2 months, hence the May 2017 release of Nougat for AT&T Galaxy S6 edge.

Sprint Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925P)

Expected Nougat update release date: February 2016.

If Sprint is able to beat the global variant — usually the latter gets the major Android OS update below US carriers — then not only would that be incredible, but the release for the carrier could happen in December 2016 itself.

But if not, then too January 2017 release looks likely because Nougat update would take less time rolling out than Marshmallow.

A new update is rolling out starting form today for Galaxy S6 Edge users at Sprint, coming in hot as build G925PVPU3CPG3, based on 6.0.1 — no Nougat yet. It brings latest Google security patches for the Android devices, which is all about its changelog.

T-Mobile Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925T)

Expected Nougat update release date: February 2017.

T-Mobile has been pretty quick with updates, but not as quick as Sprint when we saw Marshmallow roll out for Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and S5 users around the world.

So, adding a month to Sprint’s release makes good sense, and the chart’s date can be beaten easily too, as we think Nougat would took around a month less time to release than Marshmallow did.

Verizon Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925V)

Expected Nougat update release date: February 2017.

Lately, Verizon is not lagging far behind T-Mobile when pushing out new Android OS updates. Once again, release of Nougat for carrier’s S7, Note 7, etc. will give us even more idea of when we could expect the Nougat to release for Verizon S6 Edge.

Update: Verizon is rolling out a new update today — September 02 — improves Advanced calling for its Edge Plus users, apart from installing the Barcode Beaming service — you don’t need a Barcode scanner app now — and new ways to let you share images and profile pics. The update comes as build G928VVRU2BPG5, and removes Amazon Music app.

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US Cellular Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925R4)

Expected Nougat update release date: February 2017.

The US Cellular S6 sets could receive the Nougat update well before Verizon and T-Mobile, but even then January release looks unlikely. It could be January-end, or February-beginning, yes!

Canadian Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925W8)

Expected Nougat update release date: February 2017.

We have seen many a times Canadian sets receive the update around same time as their T-Mobile variants, mostly because they both sport same hardware and software. Hence, Feb rollout seems like the right guess.

Until we hear a confirmation from Samsung, this is all we could tell you about the Nougat release date for Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.

Do let us know your thoughts on this using the comments section below.

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