Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Finally Rolls Out to the Original Samsung Galaxy J5

Galaxy J5 2016

A year has passed since Samsung Galaxy J5 was unveiled to the world. It is also past one year since Android Marshmallow was released to the world, however, it is only now that these two finally get to meet.

Regardless of the time it has taken for the Galaxy J5 to get the elusive Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, those using the phone can now get a taste of what others have been enjoying over the past few months. Not so many were optimistic that the update will be hitting the device, but Samsung has surprised them with an OTA update.

Samsung is not the best when it comes to timely software updates and as such, the fact that it has taken the company more than a year to get Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow ready for the Galaxy J5 justifies this argument. Of course, it is easy to say that the update already rolled out to flagship models, still, those on entry-level handsets that are compatible with the OS are no exception.

When it was launched, Samsung Galaxy J5 came in with Android 5.1 Lollipop. However, those in the Netherlands can now download and install the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on this device. As for the rest of Europe, it is still unclear when the update will start showing up. Still, it is worth doing a manual check so as to confirm whether the OTA update is ready to download and install on your phone or not.

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In addition to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, Samsung Galaxy J5 users will also be getting the latest Android security patch from the month of September alongside Samsung’s Security Maintenance Release. The new update brings firmware version XXU1BPI3 and since it is a major software update, make sure you are connected to the internet via a Wi-Fi hotspot. Another thing to ensure is that your phone’s battery is at least 50% full.

Android Marshmallow brings features such as a redesigned App Drawer, Doze mode, enhanced apps permission system as well as a bunch of other stability improvements.

Samsung Galaxy J5 users can go to their devices’ Settings>About phone>Software update to check for the availability of the software.

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