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Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge update brings select Note 5 and S6 Edge+ features (update: hitting Europe now)
Update: The Samsung firmware upgrade has now started to hit Europe as well! It’s unclear how widespread the European update is at this stage. For those interested in getting a better look, we’ve enclosed a number of images taken from the Galaxy S6 Edge.
Last week Samsung unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the S6 Edge+, bringing both devices a number of new software enhancements that weren’t seen on the Galaxy S6 or the S6 Edge. Thankfully for owners of the GS6 and Edge, a new update is now being pushed out in South Korea that introduces at least a few of these changes. While some of the cooler features of the Galaxy S6 and Edge aren’t present – like RAW image shooting and control of the camera’s shutter speed – its still great to see Samsung working hard to keep its Galaxy family on parity.
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So what exactly does the update bring to the table? Probably one of the most obvious and expected additions is that of Samsung Pay, the Korean giant’s new mobile payments system. Beyond Pay however, the update includes the new revamped icons and UI elements from the Note 5/Edge+ TouchWiz, a minor update to KNOX, Apps Edge for the Galaxy S6 Edge – which lets you launch up to 5 apps from a sideloading pane, and audio-enhancing software, UHQ Upscaler and Vacuum Tube Amp Pro.
At least for now, the firmware update is only available in South Korea, though we imagine it is only a matter of time before the new firmware officially makes its way to more regions. For those who are a bit more daring, it is possible to manually flash the update if you have a compatible device (Galaxy S6 SM-G920S or a Galaxy S6 edge SM-G925S). You can find the new firmware over at SamMobile.
Don’t already own a Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge? You can pick up the Galaxy S6 unlocked and ready to go for just $567.13, or $657.32 for the Edge.