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Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge shipping from T-Mobile, OTA already available

By April Taylor , Mar 29, 2015 07:17 AM EDT
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The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones from T-Mobile have a new software update waiting already, even if they have yet to hit retail.

Unveiled back at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge come with high-end specs and features all around, arriving as real powerhouses.

The two handsets have already stirred lots of interest among consumers, and not only due to their high-end specs. Samsung has also finally ditched its infamous plastic design, albeit the new smartphones still don't come with the metal build many were hoping to see. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge instead come with metal frames and glass backs, which definitely makes them look more premium than the plastic body Samsung used for its previous flagships.

The two new Samsung handsets are set to hit retail next month, on April 10, but it appears that T-Mobile has jumped the line and started shipping the devices early to pre-order customers. According to a thread on XDA, some customers have already started receiving their pre-ordered Galaxy S6 Edge. It remains unclear whether the Galaxy S6 started shipping as well.

Moreover, an over-the-air (OTA) update will apparently be available as soon as you turn on the smartphone. T-Mobile support documents dated March 22 show new updates for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, bringing the devices to Android 5.0.2 starting on March 28. Build numbers are G920TUVU1AOCG and G925TUVU1AOCG for the Galaxy S6 (G920T) and Galaxy S6 Edge (G925T), respectively.

The latest updates will not bring any new features to the table, but they will include various fixes and improvements from Samsung. According to the support documents from T-Mobile, the new Android 5.0.2 update will fix the "Failed to reboot" error message, add improvements to the fingerprint scanner, fix the clock drift, enhance audio quality, add a Calendar event fix, as well as an Exchange Global Address Lookup fix.

Considering that it's an OTA update, however, keep in mind that the rollout will occur in stages and it may take a few days or a week to reach all devices. Lastly, it's worth pointing out that the update is quite small in size (for a Samsung update at least), weighing just 178.67MB. As always, it's recommended to start the download only if your device has at least 50 percent battery life and you're on a reliable Wi-Fi network.

Once you receive your Samsung Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge from T-Mobile and install the latest Android 5.0.2 update, make sure to drop by our comment section below and tell us all about it.

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