In a recent article, we highlighted the importance of monthly Android security updates, noting that Samsung has really stepped up lately in this department.
While the Galaxy S6 might be two years old now, the South Korean tech giant clearly has some love left for this 2015 flagship. The phone started receiving the update to Android 7.0 Nougat about two months ago, but as usual with major updates, not all markets have received the treat. Apparently, the update is now rolling out to unbranded variants of the Galaxy S6 with model number SM-G920F.
In addition to carrying the new Android 7.0 Nougat, this update is also equipped with the latest Android security patch for the month of May. This is good stuff from Sammy, rolling out this month’s security patch as early as this to a 2015 flagship. While this might be coming in courtesy of the Nougat treat, it makes no difference whatsoever.
The update that is currently rolling out has software version G920FXXU5EQE8 and is rolling out over the air. As usual with OTA updates, it is hard to tell when all of the devices with model number SM-G920F will be updated to the latest version of the Nougat OS. Still, you can try to check for the update’s availability by going to Settings>About phone>System updates>Check for updates.
Since the update is heavy at 1138MB, ensure that your Galaxy S6 has a stable Wi-Fi connection in order to avoid any issues during the download. Also, make sure the phone is at least 50% fully charged or keep it connected to a power source when updating it.