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AT&T Samsung Galaxy S6 Receives Mysterious Update

News by Luke Jones on Thursday May 14, 2015.

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If you own Samsung's new Galaxy S6 flagship on AT&T in the United States, you should be receiving a new update for the handset. Interestingly though, it is not entirely clear what the upgrade is for as there has been no changelog released, but it is certainly not for new software as the device remains on Android 5.0.2.

The 237MB file comes a day after a 159.29MB update was issued to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge that brought improvements to the fingerprint scanner while adding new features to the photo editor and UI. This new file comes with no such additions and we think it is odd that no changelist had been presented; in the wake of anti-spying scandals, we think it should be basic practice or even law for every update to come with a changelog.

Last week the European variant of the Galaxy S6 received a 138.32MB update which solved issues with apps closing earlier than they should. This update could well be the same one, especially as users are reporting the GS6 seems faster post patch. We reached out to both AT&T and Samsung to try to get to the bottom of the mystery and will post back with any news.

UPDATE: Users of Sprint are also reporting the update.

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