Samsung Galaxy S5 started receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow update earlier this month. However, as it has become a norm, the update has yet to reach all Galaxy S5 handsets across the entire globe.
The update first showed up in the phone’s home country of South Korea. A few days later it started showing up in other markets across the globe, including Trinidad and Tobago and later on the United States of America. While the update has reached a number of carriers in the U.S., those using the international variant of the phone have yet to receive the Marshmallow update on their devices.
The new Android 6.0 Marshmallow update is now rolling out to Samsung Galaxy S5 with model number SM-G900F, which is the international variant. Reports surfacing from Sri Lanka claim that the Galaxy Note 5 with this model number has started receiving the update. With this in mind, we expect to see the same happen to those using this same variant in other regions such as Europe and America.
Samsung Galaxy S5 with model number SM-G900F is considered the most widely used variant of the 2014 flagship. However, the device has to wait for about a month before the update finally came in. But as it is usually said; better late than never.
There is no specific date set for the release of the Galaxy S5 Marshmallow update to all devices with model number SM-G900F across the world. This could possibly mean that the update will be hitting different regions at different times and as such, you may be forced to manually check for the availability of the firmware on your device. To do this, go to the phone’s Settings and tap on About device right at the end of the menu. While in there, tap on Software update menu and from there you can tell whether the updates are ready to be downloaded to your device or not.
The new Samsung Galaxy S5 Marshmallow update will bring new features such as Google Now on Tap, new apps permissions system, Doze mode for effective battery management as well as other additions that include bugs and error fixes.