Samsung Ends Android Support For Galaxy S6 Family

Owners of the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, and the Galaxy S6 Active, will not be getting the latest Android Oreo as the company has decided to end Android support for the devices. All the device will be ending their lives running Android 7.0 Nougat with the February 5, 2018 Android Security Patch on board. 


This is according to the list revealed on Samsung’s Android Security Upgrades page which shows the Galaxy S6 family missing. What this means is that users won’t be able to get any further update than Nougat from official software, but future security updates and even further Android updates may be obtained through community development.

Device like the Galaxy A series which includes the A5 (2016), A5 (2017), A8 (2018)) will still be getting updates and support as they were listed on the company's website. While this maybe so, users do not need to worry about security at the moment, since many of the most major security scares in the last few years have been patched up as of February’s update.

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