November has already begun but it is only just now that the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and S6 Edge Plus are starting to receive the October security update. Those who are looking forward to this specific update for the 2015 flagship models can wait for the Over-the-Air or OTA release of the firmware.
However, since OTA rollouts are usually being pushed out in stages, it may take a while for certain Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and S6 Edge Plus units to receive it. The firmware update was first seen in Europe but an owner of an S6 Edge Plus unit locked to Rogers in Canada commented in a GSM Arena’s report sharing that he already got the security patch.
Moreover, a report from Dutch website Galaxy Club noted that the October security patch has been released for the unbranded Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and the Plus variant, as well as for the T-Mobile version of these two smartphone models. The firmware brings the Android security level updated to October 1.
Also, after installing the update to an S6 Edge Plus, the software info on the phone should note XXU3BPJ3 as its new firmware version. The smaller Galaxy S6 Edge, on the other hand, should receive a firmware update with build number XXU4DPJH, according to a separate post on GSM Arena.
Meanwhile, the T-Mobile Galaxy S6 Edge and its larger model are also getting the security update through a software with version number XXU4DPJD. Aside from a few security enhancements from Google for its Android operating system, the October patch should also bring in the changes and improvements made by Samsung for its Galaxy devices.
For those unfamiliar with the OTA update process, a pop-up message should appear as a notification that a new firmware upgrade is already available. Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, the small and big versions, need only to follow the on-screen prompts to begin the download and installation procedures. Also, the phone will automatically restart upon successful firmware upgrade.
Owners of these Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones can also manually check if there’s a firmware ready to be installed by simply going to the Settings menu of the smartphone. After doing so, choose the About Device option and then tap Software Updates. The system will then search if there is any software available for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge or S6 Edge Plus.
Aside from the security patches expected to roll out every month, these 2015 smartphones are also awaiting a major software update that will bring in Google’s latest mobile OS, the Android 7.0 Nougat. There’s no specific release schedule announced yet for this update but previous reports noted that the Android 7.0 Nougat OS will arrive at some point during the last quarter of this year. But even though Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and S6 Edge Plus are included in the list of eligible phones for the Nougat update, the highest priority is most likely given to the newer models – the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Thus, we could probably expect the Android 7.0 Nougat update for S6 Edge and the Plus variant to begin rolling out after the 2016 flagship devices already got their own.
The 5.1-inch Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and the 5.7-inch Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, released in April and August 2015, respectively, are the South Korean tech conglomerate’s first smartphones to offer dual-edge display. Describing its form, Samsung noted the following.
“Inspired by the works of glassblowers and artisan metalsmiths, the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge represents a seamless fusion of glass and metal. Make a breathtaking design statement with the world’s first dual-edge display, beautiful curves and radiant glass surfaces that reflect a wide spectrum of dazzling colours.”
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