Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge And S6 Edge Plus Now Getting April Security Update In Europe
Samsung's curvy edge screen is not only pretty to look at and feels good in the hand, but it actually does serve a useful function.
But the design feature does get a bit annoying when an app is accidentally opened with the hand completely wrapped around the curved display. It would just pick up on too many false touches from the palm.
Fortunately, Samsung did fix that little annoyance in the Galaxy S7 edge with palm rejection enhancement added into its software. Unfortunately, those of us with a Galaxy S6 edge and S6 edge+ were left without it. Until now.
Along with an update in Europe that included this month's Android Security updates for the Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, and Galaxy S6 edge Plus - with model numbers SM-G920F, SM-G925F, and SM-G928F - Samsung has included the handy software fix to the touchscreen improvements for those handsets, as well.
Owners of the said devices can easily check to see if the April security update is available for their Galaxy S6 device by digging into Settings, then About Device, selecting Software Update, and finally, tapping the Update Now button.
Earlier this month in the U.S., Verizon was the first to release Google's April security patch for its Android phones. In fact, Verizon even beat out Google's own Nexus devices and Blackberry's Priv - devices popular for nearly almost always getting updates before anyone else - to the update.
As it was Verizon's Galaxy S6 and S6 edge handsets that got the update first, it also made those phones more up to date and more secure compared to the latest Galaxy S7 and S7 edge smartphones.
It seems now, however, that both the phone manufacturer - Samsung - and the carrier - Verizon - are revamping the long known notion of Android phones slowly getting updated to the latest versions and patches coming from Google HQ.
That is thankfully due to Google's own efforts as well. The search giant's new policy of allowing phone makers and carriers to release patches as early as one whole month before they get released on Google's own Nexus devices is helping to change some of the older perceptions around Android and the devices that are powered by it.