Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow is the latest iteration of the Android mobile OS currently rolling out to different smartphones.
Samsung devices are among the many smartphones receiving this version of the OS, however, the update is only appearing for those using the newer devices that include Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+, S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 and Note 5. It has been over five months since the Android M update was made available for download, however, it is only Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S5 that have received the update as far as older Samsung devices are concerned.
While it has been a tradition for the Korean tech giant to push out software updates to devices that are no more than two years old in the market, it seems there is some good news coming up for those using devices that have been around since 2014.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy S5 and S5 Sport currently receiving Marshmallow update
As mentioned earlier, most software updates usually target devices that have been around for about one-and-a-half years or worse, two years. Samsung Galaxy S5, S5 Sport and the phablet Galaxy Note 4 were released in 2014. Of course, the Galaxy S5 is already two years old whereas the Note 4 is almost there.
Despite their ageing status, Samsung started pushing Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow updates to these smartphones earlier last month. The update has now been sported on Samsung Galaxy S5 and S5 Sport as well as Galaxy Note 4, with a number of American carriers including Sprint and Verizon already doing their thing. The updates also include monthly security updates from Google.
Other than the carrier-based models of the Galaxy Note 4, those using the international version can also get the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update over the air. The update has been spotted on Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with model number SM-N910C, which is the international variant of the phablet. Just like Samsung Galaxy S5, the Note 4 will also be seeing its third major operating system following its 2014 debut running on Android 4.4 KitKat.
Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 are just some of the devices that won’t be receiving this Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow upgrade. So, if you own a Samsung device that has been in the market for more than two years, don’t expect any software upgrades to come to your device.