Galaxy S6 and S6 edge users on T-Mobile are finally getting Android 7.0

The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge may no longer be the two most popular Samsung smartphones, but if you're still holding on to one of the two and you're on T-Mobile, you're due for an update. Both devices are officially getting Android 7.0 Nougat (opens in new tab), which includes interface tweaks, Android's multi-window mode, and Doze capabilities. You're still a few minor iterations behind the very latest version of Android, but at least the 2-year-old device has a few more months of relevance before you retire it.

Those of you holding on to the mega-size Galaxy Tab S2 purchased from T-Mobile will also see the Nougat update (opens in new tab) hit the tablet device. And note that if you're holding onto a regular, non-contracted Tab S2, there might be an Android 7.0 update waiting for you.

Software updates are always good news, especially if the updates are for the near-latest version of Android on an aging device. For many, the update to Nougat could be enough to help spark a bit of new life in a device that's still chugging along, even after a year and a half of constant usage. There's no word on whether the old Galaxy S6 and S6 edges on T-Mobile will still receive their security updates, but at least this is enough of an update to tide you over until you can commit to another two years of monthly payments for a new device.

Those of you with other U.S. carriers, including Verizon and AT&T, who are still waiting on Nougat may have missed the update when it hit earlier this year.

Florence Ion

Florence Ion was formerly an editor and columnist at Android Central. She writes about Android-powered devices of all types and explores their usefulness in her everyday life. You can follow her on Twitter or watch her Tuesday nights on All About Android.

  • S8 plus car charger? 2.0 3.0?
  • Would you guys please check back on the Moto X Pure? Lenovo said the update was coming almost two months ago.
  • They did?
  • Hey friends. I am using samsung galaxy j7 running Marshmallow 6.0.1. In India. Is there any possibilities to get Noughat for older devices?
  • That's on Samsung.
  • My S6 (2nd phone) updated with Nougat OTA.
    There wasn't any problem and everything runs smoothly. The ONE thing that really impressed me most is the extremely good management of battery life. It's like a new phone with Nougat!
    At first I wasn't impressed with the UI.. I downloaded the material theme from Samsung's store and that changed everything... It looks amazing, runs smoothly, has a very very decent battery life..
    I love it!!!