Samsung gives years-old Galaxy S6 (Edge) an update

Samsung has not forgotten its old flagships and is rolling out updates to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S7. This is striking, because these devices are now almost six and five years old.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 update released

Samsung is not averse to providing older smartphones with software updates and is now coming with a patch for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, two devices that were released in 2015. It is not a major software update with new features or a full-fledged security patch, but Samsung does report that security is being improved.

GalaxyClub writes that the update is 86MB in size and can now be downloaded and installed in the Netherlands and Belgium. If you still have a Galaxy S6 (Edge), it is smart to download the update, so that you are provided with the most recent firmware and solutions for security problems.

The company is also releasing an update for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, which we wrote about before. The security update of September 2020 is now also available for Dutch users of the devices. This makes the security reasonably up-to-date again, which is neat, because devices that are more than four years old are usually no longer supported.

Samsung and Android updates

Samsung announced a while ago that various smartphones will receive not two, but three major Android updates. This makes the update policy of the manufacturer similar to that of Google, for example, which also provides its Pixel phones with new Android versions for three years. For example, if you have a Galaxy S20 or A51, you can expect upgrades to Android 11, 12 and 13 anyway.

Do you want to know about your Samsung phone also getting three years of Android version updates? Then check the overview in which we discuss Samsung’s update policy. Also take a look at the Android 11 update overview if you want to know whether you will soon be able to download and install the latest Android version. Also check out the Android 11 review and accompanying video below.

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