According to reports, Samsung is releasing software updates for its 2015 Galaxy S6 series of older handsets. Updates to the firmware have been found in Belgium and the Netherlands, and it is anticipated that they will soon affect all carriers and unlocked models in the area. The business published updates for the Galaxy S8 and S7 last month that fixed problems with the Global Positioning System (GPS). The changelog for the most recent version for the S6 series, however, mainly refers to stability and bug fixes, as well as vague “new and/or improved features” and “additional speed enhancements.”
In the past, GalaxyClub’s updates in the Netherlands and Belgium were inconsistent. Compared to the substantial 420MB upgrade released for the Samsung Galaxy S8, they are much lighter—less than 13MB. The update’s modest size suggests that it could not even contain a fresh security fix.
When the update is ready, Samsung Galaxy S6 owners will get a notification to install it. To manually download and install the most recent software version, they can also look for updates.
The software upgrade is unexpected given that the phone is already seven and a half years old and that Samsung’s most recent flagship smartphones also receive a maximum software support of five years.
The Samsung Galaxy A40 from 2019 has recently received its most recent September update, which is 280MB in size. As soon as the phone has been in production for four years, its quarterly upgrade schedule may change to a biannual one. The Galaxy A30, A60, A70, A80, and A90 5G are among the 2018 Samsung A-series models that are now receiving biennial updates.
In the meantime, OEMs are already hard at work updating their devices with the most recent version of Android after Android 13 was just made available for Pixel smartphones. However, a report claims that organisations could need to implement a “seamless upgrade” feature for brand-new phones that come pre-installed with Android 13 in order to obtain a GMS (Google Mobile Services) licence. One of the biggest original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that hasn’t yet given its cellphones “seamless updates” is Samsung.