Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is among the many devices currently receiving the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow upgrade.
The phablet was unveiled last year and being a new entrant in the market, it was expected to be among the first to receive this upgrade. However, it has taken the Korean manufacturer up to five months before pushing this new OS to this gadget. But at least it is finally here.
Even though a report from last year October is clear that all five major carriers in the U.S. will push Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS to Galaxy Note 5 variants, only Verizon is currently updating its devices with this software. While there is no mentioned date of when AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and U.S. Cellular will be availing the same Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow software, the fact that there is a Verizon Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow rollout going on makes it almost certain that the update is very close on the other carriers.
What’s new on Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow software?
As you gear up to update your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 software to the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, it is important that you know what you are going into.
New software updates bring with them quite a lot and this is exactly what the new Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow upgrade does. One thing for sure is that the new software will come with lots of bug fixes and performance improvements as well as new features.
Google changed the way it rolls out updates when it unveiled Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Users will now be receiving an update each month. This is aimed at patching any possible problems, errors and exploits thus making the device more secure. With the new Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow software, you will be receiving these security updates to ensure that your device is safe.
Quick launch camera
Not just Samsung Galaxy Note 5, but most Android phones manufactured in 2015 came with the ability to quickly launch the camera – be it double-tapping the home button or flicking a wrist, among other actions. This Android Marshmallow feature lets you launch the camera in less than a second, which is pretty fast.
The stock Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow comes with over 200 new inbuilt emojis, which means you can now get rid of the third party keyboards or add-ons associated with emojis. This seems to be a response to Apple’s addition of more emojis in iOS 9.1 and Google has added them to the stock Android keyboard app.
New volume controls
The new OS brings unified system and Bluetooth volume controls such that you no longer have to turn down/up the volume on all accessories; instead, doing so from one device will affect all others. In short, you only need one slider to adjust the volume on both devices.
Other Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow updates
In addition to the above mentioned additions brought in by Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, Samsung also has its own addition. The new OS comes with the latest Samsung Internet 4.0 that promises enhanced security as well as Cross App boost functionality. The update also brings support for Samsung Gear VR when browsing the web.
Google also included other features such as Doze for improved battery management, improved apps permissions system as well as Google Now on Tap for quick access to information you need.