The Samsung Galaxy S6 receives a mysterious update almost 6 years after its launch

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Security updates are increasingly important in Spain, and as technology advances and mobiles become more and more durable, having a support that keeps these devices up to date is crucial. Although Samsung does not stand out for its speed updating to the latest versions of Android, its best phones do have something that they can boast of, and they are security updates and maintenance.

We have seen it mainly with the Galaxy S7, a mobile that in its range is considered by many to be the best Galaxy S (in the context of its time and rivals of that year), a mobile that after leaving the official support calendar has continued to receive timely updates in which it updated its security patches (until September 2020). Today we know an update of its predecessor.

The Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge + and Note 5 are updated

The Galaxy S6 and its Edge version were presented on March 1, 2015, 5 years and 8 months after its launch, being a mobile that was left without update support 2 years and 7 months ago. That hasn’t stopped Samsung from updating these phones, as well as the S6 Edge + and Note 5 (which arrived later that year).

The update it receives has a certain mystery, since the mobile continues with Android 7.0 Nougat and the security patch of September 2018. Although nothing changes in the numbering, Samsung specifies that the update adds a more stable code in terms of security. Can they improve security without updating the Android patch?

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Despite not being optimal,yes that is possible. Android security patches solve security problems related to Android on a global level, but each manufacturer has the ability to solve specific security problems of their own phones, which is surely what has happened with this model. Even so, since it would have been great if they also added some extra security patch.

The Galaxy S6 are still great phones at a technological level, and is that their combination of processor, screen and camera is still superior to that of several low-end and even medium-range phones. One more proof that Android devices should be updated much more in time.

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