T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5, S6 edge+ getting updates


UPDATE: Alex Lee on Twitter shared an image of the Galaxy S6 edge+ update’s changelog and, yep, it’s the same changelog. The S6 edge+’s update is 138.75MB.


Have a Galaxy Note 5 or Galaxy S6 edge+? If so, it’s time to update!

Owners of T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ units are reporting that they’re now getting a software update. A screenshot posted by a T-Mobile Note 5 owner notes that that update is 140.52MB and includes the following goodies:

  • The performance of Smart Manager has been improved
  • A new Android for Work function has been added
  • Battery usage optimisation
  • Gear VR is supported
  • The security of your device has been improved

While I haven’t found any screenshot of the S6 edge+’s changelog, it’s likely that that one includes the same tweaks. T-Mobile hasn’t yet updated its support pages with information on the new updates. Also, I haven’t yet seen any Galaxy S6 or S6 edge owners reporting an update, so if you’re getting one, let me know.


Note 5 left, S6 edge+ right

Overall this may not be the most exciting update ever — there’s no Marshmallow to be found here — but battery and security improvements are always good to have. If you’ve got a Galaxy Note 5 or S6 edge+, check for you update now by heading into Settings > About device > Software update.

Thanks, Clifford!

Sources: xda-developers (1), (2)

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