Software Update Schedule Discussion

Reply
Community Power User
Community Power User
@darderb A number of folks received an update to Galaxy S6 edge a week or so ago. http://forum.telus.com/t5/Mobility-Services/6-s-edge-won-t-Connect-to-wifi-after-did-it-uodate/td-p/...
NFtoBC
If you find a post useful, please give the author a "Like"
WesBogs
Resident

When will the Samsung A5 SM-A500W Marshmallow 6.0.1 update be released? It appears Rogers is being pushed, when will TELUS push its version?

Community Power User
Community Power User

Please have a look at here as well as here this is the latest information that is known. How far a long in testing is not divulged to us.

darderb
Connector

I just thought it was odd that the GS7 received the update, but not the GS6. I'm not having any issues with my phone, nor am I in any rush to update it. You would think if they updated the Edge model, they would update the standard as well.

Community Power User
Community Power User

Apparently there are enough differences, that the basic software is different. LTE or VoLTE came to the Galaxy S6 before the S6 edge.

 

NFtoBC
If you find a post useful, please give the author a "Like"
darderb
Connector

FYI - Galaxy S6 received an update yesterday. So far only issue i have had is not be able to receive MMS messages. I know there's s setting somewhere.

davidsmith
Resident

Samsung pushes out September security patch for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge in Europe. 
the OTA is being pushed out in stages. However, if you’d like to see if it’s ready for your device simply follow these steps: Settings » About Device » Software Update » Update Now.

parabellum
Neighbour

 hi WesBogs,  

 

did you get yours updated?

johnshaft
Resident

Where is the November 14 update for the Samsung Galaxy S7? Has it been delayed or is it being skipped? I have not received the update and all carriers except Telus have pushed out a November update. Smiley Frustrated

Community Power User
Community Power User

The dates are tentative +/- subject to change. Not etched in stone so to speak. Once it passes all internal testing it will be pushed out.

parabellum
Neighbour

Matthew 20:16 

“So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”

 

Smiley Happy

parabellum
Neighbour

I managed to install Nougat 7.0 on my sm-a500w, but it wasn't through a regular update though...

Mustang_Driver
Advisor

Well if it's anything like the last update make sure you have MOBILE DATA turned off. i unexpectedly went to sleep one night and the phone downloaded the last update and all play Store updates and pushed me over my 1.5Gb data limit....... was NOT impressed in the least as it happened at the beginning of my billing cycle and was restricted to WIFI only for a month.... anyhow i hope they incorporate a way that updates will only be D/L'ed on wifi as i have my phone setup that way and it still reverts to mobile data.....and the PHONE gets annoyingly HOT i just hope it doesn't pull a note 7 in my pocket

Community Power User
Community Power User

@Mustang_Driver,

  Are you aware that Telus now offers data buckets as add-ons to your monthly plan, which you can apply on an as-needed basis? Works perfectly for the situation you were in. Find them through 'My Account' if you need them.

 

NFtoBC
If you find a post useful, please give the author a "Like"
RKinMTL
Friendly Neighbour

Why does it continue to be so freaking hard to get a straight answer from Telus regarding when the next Android update will be pushed to each device?

I've seen all the explanations about manufacturers and carriers needing to test software updates first and integrate whatever UI "skins" they have in place, etc., etc., etc., but honestly, are we to believe that nobody at Samsung or Telus has a better idea of when we can expect an update? If that's the case, I'd love a job at at one of these places, where nobody has any idea of what anyone else is working on and nobody is accountable for getting their job done!

All I want to know is when (or even approximately when) my Galaxy S6 will get Android N. I don't want to be bounced around from page to page to forum to forum to try to find what should be a simple answer...and then end up without an answer anyway!

It's just shameful.

Community Power User
Community Power User

Considering Samsung still hasn't announced the release date it will be impossible to say exactly when. Historically Samsung has a horrible track record of being able to release updates in a timely manner. Every major revision of Android that Google has released, Samsung typically takes at least 6 months to finally get it to end users. Nine months in worst case scenarios and/or for older devices. Until Samsung announces anything, the carriers won't be able to give a timeframe. 

 

With Samsung there is no such thing as a simple answer. Samsung is also testing a whole new custom user interface with Nougat. That means there could easily be a whole bunch of new bugs that can delay it. The only estimates I've seen on Android news sites is that the carrier locked release likely won't be until late spring 2017 at the earliest and that's just for the S7. No word on the S6.

 

Samsung beta for S7 info

Samsung press releases for mobile devices <- Official Nougat announcement should appear here first 

Highlighted
RKinMTL
Friendly Neighbour

That is all great info, Nighthawk, but:

• My business/account/contract is with Telus, not Samsung, so I expect Telus to be able to provide answers/information. Even if this is just to regurgitate/clarify the "official line" from Samsung, it would be better than the lack of info Telus has historically provided. Like I said previously, I don't want to be bounced around to different sources when I ask Telus a question. I bought my phone from Telus; I pay my bills to Telus; I am a Telus customer

• I do not believe that Samsung is keeping carriers in the dark, as much as Telus is keeping us in the dark. They must have some communication between them with a better status and/or estimate of timeline. So why doesn't Telus share this info with its customers?

 

Anyway, I'll just keep hitting the "update" button in my settings once in a while, rather than trying to wade through all the misinformation out here.

 

 

JustAnotherJay
Connector

I have both the Moto Z and Moto Z Play. A couple of questions. The Moto Z Play was listed as getting a security update on November 18th, but I've yet to see it. Oddly enough, the Moto Z isn't even on the list - is that because of the pending Android Nougat update for the Moto Z that was announced this week by Motorola?

Edmontonchef
Connector
I sure hope so.
I just ordered the Z today. Looks like a nice upgrade from my X play
JustAnotherJay
Connector

It's a great phone, love the Moto Mods.