Many Samsung Galaxy Note 3 owners will be happy to learn that this 2013 flagship is currently receiving the long-awaited Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update.
The fact that this handset has been updated with this OS defies the notion that Samsung only avails the latest software to devices that are less than two years old. Many who are still rocking this device were somehow surprised at the lack of Marshmallow updates on the handset, considering the still capable hardware specs it comes with. In fact, it has been thought that Samsung will not bother coming in with an OTA update for this device.
Unfortunately for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 owners, the Marshmallow update is only hitting devices with model number SM-N900W8 and carries build number VLU2DPG1. The update can now be accessed in a number of countries including and not limited to Canada and Mexico as well as South America’s Peru and Uruguay.
Since the update is coming as an OTA, expect to receive a notification when the package is ready for your phone. If it hasn’t hit your device, head to the Settings>About device>Software update and check for the latest updates available. You can also get the same update via the Samsung Kies software.
Now that Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has jumped on the Marshmallow bandwagon, the question that begs for answers is whether or not its 2013 counterpart Samsung Galaxy S4 will also be joining the party. Well, considering the current happenings, anything is possible. There have been cries that the Galaxy S4 is still a capable enough device to run on Android Marshmallow, but Samsung has been reluctant to update or even promise an update for the 3-year old handset.
If Samsung indeed rolls out a Marshmallow update for the Galaxy S4, it would be a dream come true for many who still rock this device. As for those using other models of the Galaxy Note 3, among them SM-N9002, SM-N9005, SM-9006, and SM-9009, the wait is still on. Alternatively, you can turn to custom ROMs, but this will be at your own risk.