Galaxy S6 Nougat Update: 5 Reasons to Get Excited & 2 Not To

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Nougat update is getting closer and owners of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge should be excited about the upcoming release.

Samsung’s Android 7.0 Nougat update is rolling out to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge but it’s expected to hit a slew of other devices in the first half of 2017.

Among them, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, two popular devices that currently run the company’s Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system.

The Android Nougat update will also land for the massive Galaxy S6 Edge+. It should also be released for the Galaxy S6 Active, Samsung’s rugged model.

The Galaxy S6 Nougat update is getting closer.
The Galaxy S6 Nougat update is shaping up to be an exciting release.

As we push deeper into the year we’re starting to learn more about the Samsung Galaxy S6’s Nougat update and its release. We know that it’s in testing and we know that it could be released to the public any day now.

With a Galaxy S6 Android 7.0 Nougat release getting closer, we want to take you through the Galaxy S6’s Nougat update and share some of the most exciting details with you.

We also want to share a couple of things that might disappoint some of you holding onto one of Samsung’s devices from 2015.

Galaxy S6 Nougat Release Date Might Be Close

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Galaxy S6 Nougat Release Date Might Be Close

One of the most exciting things about the Samsung Galaxy S6 Android Nougat update is that its release is getting close. In fact, a release could land sometime in March.

A roadmap released by Samsung Turkey suggested the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge Nougat release would begin in late February. The roadmap also suggested the company would try and release the Galaxy S6 Edge+ Nougat update in March.

The timing was off for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge (Samsung UK recently confirmed a delay) but the fact that the company wanted to push these Nougat updates out in February suggests its trying to get these updates out sooner rather than later.

We know Samsung's been making progress with its Galaxy S6 Nougat testing. The updates have shown up in GFX benchmarks and the update's also received its Wi-Fi certification from the Wi-Fi Alliance, a necessary step ahead of the public release. 

Samsung's promised the Galaxy S6 Nougat update in the first half of 2017 but all signs point to a release long before the conclusion of Q2 in June. 

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20 Comments

  1. Paul

    03/09/2017 at 12:15 am

    S6 Edge in Vodafone Ireland got update this morning. Downloading now :)

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  2. Pedro Ferreira

    03/12/2017 at 3:03 pm

    I updated my Android version and it’s still using marshmellow version.

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    • Martin

      04/07/2017 at 12:27 am

      Having the same issue. I tried to restart my phone and it didn’t help. Come on Samsung you can do better than this

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  3. sunny

    03/17/2017 at 2:46 am

    still waiting for nougat update in india didnt recieved any info about the 7.1 update can u guys help me in getting dat

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  4. Trond Meier

    03/30/2017 at 7:25 am

    No nougat for s6 edge in Norway yet

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  5. Asif

    03/30/2017 at 9:17 am

    This is our mistake that we bought S6 an expensive mobile quite 2 years back and still the GALQAXYYYYYYY is thinking update 7 for it. It is a strange policy, and readily make me move to Windows Phones as they have a very good policy in respect of update as you can see that a very cheap windows phone i. e. Lumia 430 can be updated to Windows Phone. I recommend everyone should try moving to Windows Phone as they have already developed very good applications and also most of them are Freeeeeee.

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    • Yearite

      03/30/2017 at 4:24 pm

      I think your name has my response written all over it!

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  6. Sein

    04/01/2017 at 3:18 am

    If that so , Samsung will not let the S6 move forward , I guess I’m gonna have to move on to Apple again or another brand . It was enough S6 has no sd card slot .

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  7. Kirk

    04/17/2017 at 3:35 am

    Hi dose any one know when the s6 UK update will roll out its a bit of pisstake waiting for it whilst every one else gets it

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  8. Un samsuniano cabreado

    04/23/2017 at 5:12 am

    pues estamos a finales de abril en España y nada de nada. Samsung cada vez peor.

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  9. Carlos

    05/02/2017 at 9:14 am

    Pues en España todavía no se perfila la actualización para el S6 Edge Plus a día de hoy 2 de mayo seguimos sin actualizar los modelos libres de Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge plus la pregunta es algún día actualizaremos.

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  10. Laurie Blackden

    05/08/2017 at 1:32 pm

    I kept putting it off with my Samsung Galaxy S6. Finally let it happen yesterday. All I can say is I am absolutely HATING it. Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING looks different and I’ve been trying to figure it out for hours. Very very disappointed. I wish there was a way to switch back. I cannot find many of my old features. Biggest peeve is that I no longer have the “ultra power saver” feature which I relied on quite a bit as my charging port is testy so I use a wireless charger. Since I am on the road a lot it is difficult to use that charger in my car. Even my icons look strange and I cannot find any option to revert back or change the layout. Big thumbs down!!!

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    • Stu

      05/10/2017 at 9:41 am

      Could not agree more. This reminds me of the GUI “update” from Windows 7 to 8.1

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    • Stu

      05/10/2017 at 9:45 am

      When you swipe the main screen down, the icons (Bluetooth, wireless, etc) are terrible. The subtle difference between “off” and “on” (or whatever) is very difficult to discern. The don’t change except to go from gray to a very slightly different shade of blue.

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    • Ocas

      05/10/2017 at 11:21 pm

      Icons have borders by default now. You can switch back to how they looked before in screen settings.

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    • P Cross

      05/13/2017 at 6:04 am

      Agree. I don’t like the look of some of the app icons – I would also like to switch back. The other major complaint is the new look In the notifications drop down – they’re too small and hard to read/recognize without my glasses.

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  11. Susan

    05/12/2017 at 6:39 pm

    I have received the update and it has been a nightmare ever since. My battery is draining at a crazy rate, won’t stay on with a full charge for more than 6 hours, with no use. I’ve never downloaded or run a bunch of apps so I know its not that. Ever since the upgrade when the phone locks I get adds for apps now right above where you have to swipe to unlock and its making me nuts. Everytime I send a text now it says sending but sometimes it never delivers the text, I never have had that before, so I have to keep double checking if people got them. The interfaces and the way things work have changed too in many places and IMHO not for the better. When I go to recent calls and I click on the person’s name it has a pop-up below that gives you the option to call, message or details, I keep accidentally calling everyone when I don’t mean too. While checking settings/system updates it says I’m current, I get a banner across my phone that constantly says android is upgrading with a thermometer but it has never made it past a little more than the half way mark. I have not had time to do it yet but will try to visit the Samsung folks in Best Buy tomorrow and pray they can make it stop….From all things I’m seeing Samsung did not get the kinks worked out yet…

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  12. michael

    05/13/2017 at 2:48 pm

    When is the s6 nouget update coming to ghana africa

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  13. Kirk hills

    05/16/2017 at 6:06 am

    Any news on the galaxy s6 nougat update uk any information about it would be greatly appreciated

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  14. Tony

    05/25/2017 at 12:44 pm

    Be careful what you wish for… I would rather have a bar of Nougat than this new version of Android! Phone hangs when accessing apps. Battery usage is crazy – I have to keep a powerbank handy otherwise phone runs out of power before I get home from work – charging up 2 to 3 times a day now.

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