When TELUS last updated its Android 6.0 Marshmallow update schedule, Samsung Galaxy S5 was listed to be receiving the update as from May 2.
What this means is that owners of this 2014 flagship should be receiving this operating system. Indeed, some users of the Canadian carrier have gone to Twitter to express their satisfaction upon receiving the notification that directs them to download and install the latest version of Android OS. While this is happening, reports just coming in also imply that those using Samsung Galaxy S5 on Bell network are also receiving the Marshmallow software update.
According to reports, the update is not that heavy, weighing about 820MB. But still, the recommendations are that you connect your device to the internet using Wi-Fi as well as make sure it’s at least 50% charged. Of course, the update won’t reach every Samsung Galaxy S5 device using TELUS or Bell network in the country at the same time, but it will eventually. If you haven’t seen the OTA notification, head to your phone’s Settings>About phone>Software update and tap on Update.
BlackBerry Priv Marshmallow update starts today
While those on Samsung Galaxy S5 are now happily updating their devices with the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow, those using the BlackBerry Priv can also wait for the same to start as from today, May 3, according to TELUS’ schedule. This is great news for this first ever Android-powered BlackBerry smartphone as it will bring it to the latest standards while at the same time improving performance, functionality as well as security.
Other benefits to expect from Android 6.0 Marshmallow are led by the Doze feature. This feature will add more battery life to your Samsung Galaxy S5 or BlackBerry Priv as it shuts off all background activity whenever your device is not in any actual use. Second there is the Google Now on Tap. With this feature, you can get more information of whatever is being displayed on your screen by holding down the home button. If anything, this is just a smarter version of Google Now.
Another great addition from Android 6.0 Marshmallow is better apps permissions management. With this tool, you can now choose the permissions installed apps can access on your phone, be it location, camera and so on. It gets even better as Samsung Galaxy S5 users will get more uses for the fingerprint scanner thanks to the native support for this technology in the new OS. It will now be easier to authorize Android Pay transactions as well as sign in to different third-party apps.
The updated Android 6.0 Marshmallow also makes the ability to “Direct Share” files with other users a lot easier.
Have you received the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your device?