Samsung’s latest flagship smartphones the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge both went on sale today in a number of major markets around the world. And on the very first day of sale, Samsung has a surprise update for all you Galaxy S6 Edge owners out there. Samsung today released the very first Galaxy S6 Edge software update, still based on the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop version, same version that the device comes with out of the box.

The very first software update for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is quite a significant update and comes in at 250MB. It includes a number of tweaks to improve overall system performance and some changes to the user-interface. Other changes include an updated Photo Editor app with new features, and support for a number of new accessories for the Galaxy S6 Edge. Samsung has also increased the sensitivity of the curved touchscreen with this update. Prior to the update, the sensitivity of the display on the curved edges was lower than the other parts of the display. It was believed that this behavior was intentional, helping prevent accidental touches being registered on the curved edge part of the display. However, it now looks like Samsung wants the touch sensitivity to be on par with the rest of the display.

The latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update has so far been released only for Galaxy S6 Edge owners in Netherlands. Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge in other European markets can expect to receive the update very soon. Since the update is believed to be a global update, we expect the update to be available for Galaxy S6 Edge owners around the world very soon, in markets where the Galaxy S6 Edge has gone on sale today.

So if you have just got yourself a new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, you can expect to receive an update notification soon. If you do not see any update in the next few days, you can manually check for the update by going to Settings – About Phone – System Update and then checking for the update. Before you download the update, we suggest you connect to the Wi-Fi network so you can avoid unnecessarily high data usage charges. Unless you have unlimited data, it is not recommended that you download major OTA updates over the cellular data network.
Have you received the update on your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge? If yes, let us know what changes you noticed with the update by leaving a comment down below.