Even though Google is getting ready to release the public version of Android Nougat, there are many devices out there that are yet to receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
With Samsung leading the way in terms of the number of handsets out there, it is probably the most loaded when it comes to rolling out software updates. The huge number of Samsung Galaxy units has always meant that some of them remain on the same OS that came with it out of the box. However, for the major flagships, rolling out updates is a norm, but only for devices with less than two years in the market.
Samsung has already rolled out the Marshmallow update to the likes of Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note 5 as well as 2014’s Galaxy Note 4. This year’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge came with the OS out of the box, but since then, updates have been flowing to the devices on a monthly basis. The same has also been happening with other Galaxy handsets, but why?
As usual with any software update, it takes time before things get to normal. Having said this, the updated Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy Note 4 as well as this year’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have been experiencing some issues after these software upgrades. Even though a good number of beta updates have been coming in, including two for July, there are still issues being faced by those using these handsets on the new Android Marshmallow OS.
But this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t update to the new software, in fact, you must always get the update in order to fix some of these issues and others possibly unknown to you. Those on the Galaxy Note 5 have had issues with massive battery drains and even lags with the Gear VR. There are others who have since had issues with Wi-Fi connections as well as download issues. This hasn’t stopped there, especially since the update is spreading to more and more Galaxy Note 5 units, with others reporting issues with Bluetooth and Voicemail.
The new Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge is also having sync issues, battery drainage and at times, the phone refuses to wake up after it has been locked. Some users are also experiencing some weird issues with apps such as Chrome and Amazon, but all these should be solved with these regular updates.
Last year’s Samsung Galaxy S6 lineup is no exception. Right after downloading and installing the new Android Marshmallow, some of these units end up facing the same issues as those mentioned above with respect to the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S7. Furthermore, some users have also reported issues to do with Doze mode, boot loops and a number of issues with some apps.
The story has been more of the same with a number of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 units. Apparently, this handset looks to be more affected by the Marshmallow update, but only for the few facing the issues. There have been cases of freezes, reboot cycles, lags, installation errors, battery drainage as well as some issues with apps such as the aforementioned Amazon and Chrome.
Given that Google and Samsung are aware of these issues, it is important that you download and install any other monthly security updates that are rolled out for any of the phones. As noted earlier, these updates are meant to take care of these bugs to the best level possible while at the same time improving the performance of others.
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