The past few months have been busy for Samsung as it pushes out Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update to its compatible devices.
The updates started showing up earlier this year, with the likes of Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+, S6 Edge and the standard S6 being the first to receive the attention of the company. However, it has been a nightmare for those still rocking older flagships like Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and its dual edge counterpart Samsung Galaxy Note Edge.
Despite the early rollout of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to last year’s Samsung Galaxy Note 5, those using this phablet on Canada’s Rogers carrier were yet to receive the update. However, the company has finally confirmed that this flagship, alongside the 2014 Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge will be receiving the Marshmallow update.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the Note Edge, as noted earlier, were released in 2014 and they can in running on Android 4.4 KitKat. Since then, the two have gone through Android 5.0 Lollipop and now they are moving over to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. This journey has been great for these two phones, but it is likely to be the end as they now have close to two years since their release.
Rogers coming in with the update to Samsung Galaxy Note 4 joins the likes of Telus and Koodo, who had already updated this device with the new OS. As for the Galaxy Note 5, Telus has also availed the update to its devices and so are U.S.-based Verizon and T-Mobile, however, the story is not the same as far as those using AT&T are concerned.
With the updated Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge and Galaxy Note 5, you will now be able to access features such as Doze, App Standby, enhanced control over apps permissions as well as Google Now on Tap, among other improvements and bug fixes. Samsung will also be adding its new Internet 4.0 browser and Cross App Boost feature to the devices.
Since the update is available via OTA and weighs about 1.4GB, it is recommended that you connect to the internet via a Wi-Fi connection. Also, make sure that your phone is at least 75% full charged before proceeding with downloading and installing the update. Alternatively, you can have the phone plugged into a power source during the entire time.