Bad news for #samsung Galaxy S6 users: Samsung just officially confirmed on their UK twitter account that the #Nougat update has been delayed. Those who have been eagerly awaiting the software update will have to remain patient for a little longer, it seems. While the Nougat update was initially expected to be released in early March, there appears to have been a problem with the software, as the following tweets suggest:
@harri_ashley The software update for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge has been delayed while we review its quality. 1/3— Samsung UK (@SamsungUK) 27. Februar 2017
@harri_ashley The new software version will be made available at the earliest opportunity. 2/3— Samsung UK (@SamsungUK) 27. Februar 2017
@harri_ashley Samsung remains committed to providing the highest quality software and apologises for the delay. 3/3 ^CW— Samsung UK (@SamsungUK) 27. Februar 2017
Samsung failed to give any specific date or an ETA for the Nougat update. Thus, we can only speculate, when the Galaxy S6 will receive the seventh major update to the Android operating system. In the meantime, we shall take a look at some of the features that are expected to come with the Nougat OS.
Plenty of useful features for you to look forward to
Even though Samsung Galaxy S6 users will almost certainly miss out on some features in the upcoming update, there is still plenty to look forward to. Galaxy S6 owners who use their phones in the dark a lot will be delighted to hear about the Blue Light Filter. This feature will allow you to adjust the amount of blue light emitted from your screen to prevent your eyes from being strained. The Nougat update will also come with several improved security features to help keep confidential files and data safe. With the so called Secure Pass you will also be able to log in to various accounts using your fingerprint as verification. The Camera app is also expected to get a visual makeover and become user-friendlier.
How to prepare your phone for the update
As with most software updates we can almost certainly assume that there'll be initial problems with the Nougat OS when it's made available. Ideally, owners of the Samsung Galaxy S6 should not install the update right away but instead wait for reviews about the OS from trusted sources. Most users will probably want to update their operating system as soon as possible though. If you're one of those people whose patience is running thin, you should definitely look into the downgrading process as a precautionary measure. This will leave you with the option of going back to Marshmallow should you find the update dissatisfying. Also, consider backing up all your important files on an external device. Let's hope Samsung releases a bug-free version of the Nougat update sooner than later.