Samsung is developing Android 7.0 for Galaxy S6 line
Samsung is on its way to develop the official software update to Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy S6 family as well as Galaxy S6 Edge line. Following the launch of Samsung’s beta version of Android 7.0 Nougat we have got this news.
- Fariha Khan
- November 15, 2016
It would surely please owners of Samsung’s 2015 flagship phones. Samsung has prioritized the 2016 flagship Galaxy S7 line of phones prior to the earlier flagship model and this comes as no surprise. However, Galaxy S6 users will likely be receiving the update to Android 7.0 very soon as the company no longer has to upgrade the Galaxy Note 7 phones after they were removed from sale.
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Regardless of being launched in 2015, the Galaxy S6 family remains very proficient till now. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are based around the Samsung Exynos 7420 chipset. It is backed up by 3GB of RAM and exploits an AMOLED panel of QHD resolution of 5.1-inch in size with curved edges in the Galaxy S6 Edge model.
There is 32 GB of onboard storage, but unlike other Galaxy S models, the Galaxy S6 does not feature a MicroSD card. The company embedded the battery for the phone as well that is either 2,550 mAh or 2,600 mAh in capacity and takes advantage from fast and wireless charging technologies. The phone has fingerprint while it has 16-megapixel camera, a 5-megapixel front facing unit, heart rate and SpO2 sensors and more.
Despite being in under development for some time, Samsung still needs to carry out some tasks to complete things. It is expected to complete no earlier than 2017. For users with a carrier-branded device, the software update will have to be ratified by the carrier in question. This ROM build version will change as the company improve the software. However, Android 7.0 Nougat will bring with it various developments to the Galaxy S6 line such as Google’s revised Android Doze feature that has an interim sleep stage for the device designed to develop standby and numerous additional enhancements. We don’t have any idea if Samsung will use a related user interface with the Galaxy S6 line as we’ve witnessed with the Galaxy S7 clan. In case if they go, a number of Android’s features are appearing very stock-like and that is something positive.