AT&T’s Samsung Note 5 and the S6 Edge to Receive Android M Update – Long Wait Comes to an End with Android N Around the Corner

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Both the S6 Edge and the Note 5 from Samsung Galaxy under AT&T network will get the Marshmallow update for all the devices very soon.

With this update, baseband will get updated to the N920AUCU2BPE6 in case of the Note 5. In case of the S6 Edge, it will reflect the G928AUCU2BPE6.

Marshmallow Platform

Google is already on its way to releasing the next version of Android, Android N, later on this year. Smartphone manufacturers are still continuing to update their devices with the Android Marshmallow (Android M) version.

AT&T Begins Rollout

The carrier, AT&T, has started rolling out the Android Marshmallow update to Samsung’s Note 5 and the S6 Edge sold in their network. AT&T has highlighted the fact that the update will bring in many enhancements along with new features in the Marshmallow, 6.0 version.

Apart from the features updated in the Marshmallow version, there are also some new options that are carrier specific, being offered by AT&T. For one, when devices get updated to the new version, they can unlock AT&T video calling features on the two devices.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

OTA Update

The update is an Over The Air one or OTA and is a major update for the change in the version. Since it is an OTA update, it may not reach all devices at the same time and will roll out within the next few days reaching all devices under AT&T. However, those who are impatient can also check out their devices manually, in order to know whether the update is available for their device. They can manually refresh the option for Software Update, by going to the Settings and then accessing the About Device tab. If the update is available for the particular device, it will start downloading immediately. Take care to be connected to a strong Wi Fi network and see that the battery position on your device is more than 50%. The file is expected to be around 1.4 GB and is a major software update.

Bottleneck in Updates

AT&T happens to be the latest of mobile operators offering the Marshmallow version to devices under their subscription. Usually, all mobile carriers happen to be last in line offering such updates for the flagship devices under their network. This is because they use the stock ROM that Google offers as its base version and then overlay the operating system with its interface. This is the reason for the bottleneck in case of new updates. Only ten percent of capable devices are now running Android Marshmallow, whereas the rest of the ninety percent are still waiting for the update.

Long Wait

It has been a very long wait for users of AT&T devices, with those using the Note 5 and the S6 Edge being stuck on the Lollipop version all this time. Many users of AT&T network have become frustrated with the carrier, and rightly so, because the network has been very slow in releasing the Marshmallow version to their devices. This is not only for the Note 5 and the S6 Edge but also for many other flagship devices.

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