The Galaxy S6 Edge+ has begun receiving the new Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update, weeks after the flagship Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge started receiving the same Marshmallow update.
The South Korean giant started rolling out updates to its flagship at the beginning of this month, but now owners of the phablet Galaxy S6 Edge+ can now have a taste of the same. According to the latest reports, Samsung is currently seeding the new Android update in its home country – South Korea. With this new update, the phone’s build version will jump to G928SKSU2BPAG, but you must have no less than 1.5GB of free storage on your device to be safe.
The new Galaxy S6 Edge+ Android Marshmallow update is available as an OTA update as well as through the Smart Switch desktop app from Samsung.
Similar updates to Galaxy S6 Edge
Since the Galaxy S6 Edge+ is just a plus version of the S6 Edge, don’t expect anything strange when the new OS finally comes to your device. The features updated on the S6 Edge will come to the S6 Edge+.
There are a few nifty changes the new Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update brings to the phone’s interface. The most notable ones are the status bar and quick toggles menus, which now appear in white background color rather than the usual blue. In addition, you will notice s redesigned power menu whereas other app icons have also changed in some way or the other. If you want more customization, there is room to download new themes on the Galaxy S6 Edge+ based on the color palettes.
With the growing love for emojis as far as messaging apps are concerned, the new Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow also adds a new set of these characters with full support for both Unicode 7.0 and 8.0.
Of course, this update will not reach all devices at the same time. It is only available to those using unlocked versions of the Galaxy S6 Edge+. For those using carrier-based models, it will depend on the carrier in question. But it won’t be long before major carriers such as AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint start rolling out the update to this phablet.
Samsung’s Android Marshmallow update will also be coming to older devices that include Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy Note 4 as well as the recently introduced line of Galaxy A and Galaxy J series, among others. Usually, devices that have been in the market for not more than one and half years will be guaranteed of such updates. So, make sure you know the date your device was released so as to have a rough idea of whether your Samsung Galaxy smartphone is in line for the Marshmallow update or not.