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Galaxy S6 lineup no longer to receive security updates | UPD: except Edge+ and Active

03 April 2018 3

UPDATE (April 3rd, 2018):

Samsung has updated its official software update cycle list once again. With the latest change, it has re-added the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy S6 Active to the monthly update list. It means these two devices will continue to receive monthly security updates for the time being. It is for sure that these two devices will be removed from the list again but it will be interesting to see exactly when.



Original (April 3rd, 2018)

The Samsung Galaxy S6 lineup of smartphones stole the hearts of many users in 2015 with its edge to edge display and camera performance. Well, while you may still own one of the S6 devices, you may be out of luck when it comes to software. Most of the time, people end up buying new smartphones not because of a hardware failure but because of the lack of software support. The S6 devices have had a good run and now Samsung has decided to end security updates for them. These devices include the Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, and the S6 Active.

The company has removed mention of these devices from the page containing the details and information of security updates. This is a good indication that there will no longer be any updates for the above-mentioned smartphones. Samsung ensures that it keeps to its word, promising a lifespan of two years of OS updates and three years of security updates for its devices. Unfortunately, that period has come to an end for the S6 lineup of smartphones. Not too long ago we heard a rumour, that the Galaxy S6 would receive Android Oreo but there has been no mention of it ever since.

What does seem a little strange is that the company has ended support for the S6 lineup of smartphones but the Note 5 still seems to be on the list for phones receiving security updates. Perhaps in the next few months, it may be taken off the list. Galaxy S9 owners have nothing to worry about and will likely enjoy updates right till 2021.


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