iOS 9, Android M & Beyond
We've been using the Galaxy S6 Edge since its release in April. And while the device experienced some growing pains in the immediate aftermath of its arrival, Samsung and its carrier partners have patched up many of these issues.
Thanks to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and smaller bug fixes, the Galaxy S6 Edge is more stable than it once was, and that's one very good reason to consider it as your next smartphone. It's also expected to get another big time boost in the months ahead.
Google's Android M update is set to arrive before the end of September and it's focused on delivering performance improvements to Android phones. The Galaxy S6 Edge will almost certainly get Android M and there's a good chance it'll be better for it.
You can go hands-on with both of those updates right now if you want. And if you know someone with iOS 9 beta, you can make an early comparison to the iPhone 6s' software. The iPhone 6s will, without a doubt, run iOS 9 out of the box.
Looking ahead, it's important to know that if and when you buy one of these phones, you'll be making a sound investment.
The Galaxy S6 Edge is still very new and Samsung typically offers at least two years of software support. So, if you buy it this fall, you'll be able to hold onto it for a long time. Same goes for the iPhone 6s, though, Apple's support is typically better than
This year, Apple is bringing iOS 9 to the iPhone 4s. This will be the iPhone 4s' fourth iOS update. This means that the iPhone 6s could potentially be updated for four years. That's unheard of in the world of Android, at least at this point.
That's an important thing to keep in mind if you plan to hold onto your next phone for more than a couple years.