Samsung Galaxy Note 4 users started receiving Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow sometime last month. However, some owners of this 2014 phablet have yet to receive the much-awaited Marshmallow update.
While Samsung has already rolled out the update to its devices, it is now in the hands of carriers to make sure the firmware gets to their customers. This has been taking long on some carriers, which means not all users have updated their devices to the new OS. There is, however, some good news for those using the international variant rather than the carrier-locked versions.
An upgrade to the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow is now available for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with model number N910C. This is the international variant and it packs an Exynos chipset rather than the Snapdragon chipset that usually powers U.S.-based models. Of course, those using the Snapdragon version can also download the latest Android OS onto their devices. This is happening on Sprint and is also expected to follow suit on other carriers such as AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile as well as U.S. Cellular.
Now that the international variant of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has officially joined the Marshmallow update list, it won’t be long before the OS reaches all Galaxy Note models across the globe. Unlike other companies that have been pushing Android 6.0 Marshmallow to their devices, Samsung has been keeping its devices updated with the most recent iteration of the OS – Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The firmware is about 1.3GB in size and as such, make sure you have enough storage space on your device.
As noted earlier, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was unveiled in 2014. The phone is almost two years old, which means its hardware is becoming outdated. This might have an effect on the phone following the update, but this is not what Google and Samsung expect after the update. If anything, the Galaxy Note 4’s performance, usability, and functionality should improve once you’ve updated to the latest version.
Some of the goodies expected out of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Marshmallow software update include a longer battery life courtesy of the Doze feature, the Google Now on Tap, which is an improved version of the standard Google Now, as well as better control over apps permissions, among other improvements. There are also some new emojis in the new update alongside the April Android security patches.
One extra addition that Samsung Galaxy Note 4 users will receive with this update is the memo feature that is already available on Galaxy Note 5. With this feature, users of the older Note 4 will now be able to use their S Pen stylus to jot down notes on the screen of the device even when it’s off.