While T-Mobile is usually among the first carriers to roll out major updates to most devices in the US, the carrier is yet to roll out the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge flagship handsets from 2015. However, the wait will soon be over, as @askdes from T-Mobile has confirmed that the carrier is planning to roll out the Android Nougat update for the two Samsung flagship smartphones this week.
No specific date has been mentioned in the tweet posted by @askdes, but that isn’t much of a bummer as the rollout should begin very soon. Once the update begins rolling out, it will take a few more days for it to reach all Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge units on the T-Mobile network. So, depending on your luck, you may need to wait until the end of next week to see the Nougat update show up on your Samsung Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge.
— Des @TMobile ? Guy (@askdes) June 5, 2017
The Nougat update for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge is likely to be released via the OTA route initially, weighing in at roughly 1GB in terms of size. Unless you are on an unlimited data plan, you will need to connect your device to a Wi-Fi network before you can download the update. Alternatively, if you have access to a PC or Mac, you can use Samsung’s Smart Switch software to download and install the update on your Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge.
The Android Nougat update includes a number of new features such as Doze mode for improved battery life, new emojis, bundled notifications, direct reply from notifications, redesigned multi-window for split-screen multitasking, easy switching between apps, customizable quick settings, Data Saver, and more. Samsung has also updated its custom skin with the update, so you can look forward to new animations, icons, and color schemes throughout the user-interface.