Samsung Galaxy J5 2015 Marshmallow Update Rolling Out

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2015) vs Galaxy J5 (2016)

Samsung Galaxy J5 2015 was released in 2015, being the first in line with respect to the Galaxy J series. Even though the company has since then moved on to add a 2016 version of the Galaxy J5 that is based on the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, this OS is only but making its way to the 2015 model.

Very few people saw this coming – that Samsung will roll out Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to a mid-range smartphone it rolled out last year and deny the likes of Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 the chance to be updated with this OS. But as it seems, this is indeed the case, maybe because the Galaxy S4 and Note 3 are more than three years old.

If you are using Samsung Galaxy J5 2015 with model number SM-J500F, the time is now. This OS comes to a device that is almost a year old, bumping the phone’s software version from Android Lollipop to Android Marshmallow.

The software update started showing up in India a while ago and it is coming in as an OTA update, just like with the case of other Samsung devices. Apparently, the firmware comes with version number J500FXXU1BPF4 and it weighs about 875MB. This is slightly smaller than the over 1GB sizes we’re used to seeing with the likes of Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Note 4, Galaxy S6 as well as Galaxy S6 Edge, just to name but a few. With this in mind, Samsung recommends that you connect your Galaxy J5 2015 to the internet via a strong Wi-Fi network.

In addition to coming in with the usual goodies associated with Android Marshmallow, among them the Doze mode, Now on Tap, App Standby as well as a better apps management system; the update also claims to add enhanced usability as well as an updated visual design and an all new TouchWiz UX. Of course, you can also expect lots of other numerous improvements, changes in how things like notifications and vibrations work as well as noticeable system performance enhancements.

Galaxy J5 2015

Like other Galaxy phones, the new Marshmallow update also comes along with the latest security patch for Samsung Galaxy J5 2015 users.

As noted earlier, the update is available as an OTA. This means that it will not reach all Samsung Galaxy J5 2015 units at once. Instead of waiting for the OTA notification to show up, you can also check for the availability of the download via your phone’s Settings>About device>Software update>Check for updates.

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