Frustrated Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Samsung Galaxy S5 and the tougher Galaxy S5 Active have not been afraid to air their views on social media with respect to delayed Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow updates.
While the South Korean tech giant tried its level best to avail the update a few months ago as far as the three units are concerned, not every person using them has seen the update. This mostly affects those who have devices tied to carriers such as AT&T.
The American carrier’s users have been frustrated by the lack of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow updates on their Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S5 Active handsets yet those using these 2014 handsets on T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint are actually enjoying the same OS on their devices. At a time when those who have already updated to Marshmallow are dying to hear the news of when Android Nougat will be coming on their devices, AT&T has finally stepped in with the 2015 Android version for some of these phones.
AT&T availed the Galaxy S5 and S5 Active Marshmallow update as from August 26. Users of these two 2014 handsets can get the OS via an OTA update, but there is still room to check for it manually via the phone’s Settings. Each of the two phones will demand free storage of at least 1GB in order to install the new update. Users will also get the latest Android security patch alongside the new Android Marshmallow OS.
Previously, AT&T had rolled out an update to the Galaxy Note 4, but this only came in with security improvements and had nothing to do with Marshmallow. This means the flagship still runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Now that Samsung Galaxy S5 and S5 Active have received the Marshmallow treat, it shouldn’t be long before the same happens with respect to the Galaxy Note 4.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 users on AT&T will feel let down by the carrier considering that those using the unlocked models have had this update for months. In fact, Sprint users got the same update back in March while those on Verizon and T-Mobile received it in June. Hopefully, AT&T will work around the clock to bring the Marshmallow update to this 2014 phablet. At this pace, this handset might never see the new Android 7.0 Nougat OS on AT&T.