Google unveiled Android 6.0 Marshmallow in early Q4 2015. While Sprint and T-Mobile have done their part in availing Samsung Galaxy S5 users with this new update, those using the same device on the other two major carriers – AT&T and Verizon – have yet to see this update hit their devices.
Sprint was actually the first to come in with Galax S5 Marshmallow update early last month. However, T-Mobile users began seeing the update about a week ago. While it has taken the two carriers quite some time before updating the 2014 Samsung smartphone flagship, it seems those on AT&T and Verizon will have to keep on exercising their patience.
The software update on T-Mobile began last Monday, which saw the Galaxy S5 updated with v6.0.1 of this Android OS. The update is still rolling out and probably it hasn’t reached your device. If this is the case, you have the option of manually checking for the update’s availability. This can be done via the Settings menu. Alternatively, you can simply wait for the OTA notification.
Even though T-Mobile has just released the Marshmallow update for Samsung Galaxy S5 users, those using the unlocked version of the phone started seeing the update towards the end of March. As noted earlier, Sprint went on to avail the update in early April. The carrier updated its entire lineup of the Galaxy S5, including Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport – the rugged version of the phone that closely resembles AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S5 Active.
Apparently, it seems AT&T will be trailing the rest of the pack as far as rolling out Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow updates is concerned, something we have seen happen with Samsung Galaxy S6 lineup. The story is also the same for Verizon, which has not mentioned any date regarding when this update will be availed. However, we are adamant that the two carriers will be taking care of this shortcoming sooner than later, especially now that Android N is almost here.
Keep following and we’ll update you on when AT&T and Verizon avail Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow updates for Samsung Galaxy S5.