AT&T is just in time for the arrival of Android 7.0 Nougat, but the carrier’s update to Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the edge-screen Galaxy Note Edge has everything to do with last year’s Android Marshmallow.
Hopes are high that the Galaxy Note 4 and its counterpart will make the cut for this year’s Android Nougat, especially after reports emerged that devices powered by a Snapdragon 801 and below will not be receiving the new OS. Now, as this is happening, those using these 2014 phablets on AT&T were still waiting to get their hands on an Android Marshmallow version of the OS, a software that has been around for almost a year now. But their time has finally come as the carrier is now rolling out the Marshmallow update to the two phones – Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge.
The OS update is coming in as an OTA, meaning different owners of these handsets will be receiving the OS at totally different times, which could be separated by days. The Galaxy Note 4 Marshmallow update weighs about 1.3 GB and it comes to with last month’s Android Security Patch. Other than coming in with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, the update will also enable AT&T users of both phones to enjoy Wi-Fi Calling, Video Calling, as well as Advanced Messaging services.
If you own a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 or Galaxy Note Edge and you use it on AT&T, you can opt to stick around and wait for the OTA notification for downloading and installing Android Marshmallow or get it manually. For the latter case, you only need to go to your phone’s Settings>About phone>Software updates>Check for updates.
The wait has been long for users of these two handsets, but it is finally over, especially since the first carrier-based handsets started seeing the update back in March, but this was on Sprint. With AT&T having made the jump, it means that all major carriers in the U.S. now have Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow powering the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge.
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