Android N is just around the corner and with Samsung seemingly done with updating all of its compatible flagships with the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, attention has now started turning to the mid-range family of Galaxy A and Galaxy J series.
Just recently we reported that owners of Samsung Galaxy A9 can now rejoice in the fact that the mid-range phablet is now receiving the Marshmallow update. We also followed up this report with another suggesting that the likes of Samsung Galaxy A8, A7, A5 as well as the Galaxy J series’ phones will also be receiving this update sooner or later.
As it seems, the time has now come for those using last year’s Samsung Galaxy J5 to get a taste of what Marshmallow brings to the fold. While expectations were high for the Galaxy J5 (2016) to be updated with this OS after some variants of this device showed up running on the older Android Lollipop, very few saw the update coming to last year’s Galaxy J5. However, despite all odds, the update is finally here.
Some may want to say it’s too late as Android N is almost here. But it cannot be determined whether this handset will be on the list to receive the seventh version of this Android OS. This leaves owners of Samsung Galaxy J5 (2015) with close to no choices as this may be the last major update this device might see.
The unfortunate thing about the latest Samsung Galaxy J5 (2015) Marshmallow update is that it is only happening in India at the moment. But this doesn’t mean you won’t be able to see the same update on your device – more territories are expected to follow suit very soon. According to Samsung, users will need to have about 1GB of free storage space as the update weighs about 874MB. The company also advises that downloading the update via Wi-Fi is the best way unless you are using an unlimited data subscription.
The updated Samsung Galaxy J5 (2015) will feature build number J500FXXU1BPF4 and with it comes a new TouchWiz UI that brings enhanced usability as well as a new visual design. Users will also enjoy a new advanced power saving mode alongside the likes of Doze mode to ensure that your J5 (2015) stays on for the longest time possible.
Other features you get once you update your J5 with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow include enhanced apps permissions system, Google Now on Tap, App Standby, and many other performance improvements. In case you haven’t yet seen the OTA notification on your phone, there is room to check for the update manually. Open your Samsung Galaxy J5 (2015) settings app and head to About phone. While in there tap on “Software update” and you will know whether the update is ready to download on your phone or not.