Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is one of the most popular Samsung smartphones from the last year. The phablet was announced in August, but it still sits among the best devices out there.
Soon to be replaced by the rumored Samsung Galaxy Note 6, the company behind the making of the phone has been trying to bring it up to the latest standards by updating the software onboard. Samsung Galaxy Note 5 debuted with Android Lollipop on board. Now that Android 6.0 Marshmallow is here, the device has been updated with the new operating system.
While it is possible that not all owners of Samsung Galaxy Note 5 have updated their devices to the new Marshmallow OS, we can assure you that the update is available for all units out there (except for AT&T). For those who haven’t updated yet, you are missing out on some of the best features of the OS, among them Doze, Google Now on Tap, more uses for the fingerprint sensor as well as better control over apps permissions, among many others. However, for those already on board the Marshmallow bandwagon with respect to Galaxy Note 5, there are already some problems arising following the update.
Users are reporting issues to do with Wi-Fi connections and battery drains, something that shouldn’t be strange to any person who has gone through software updates before. Usually, updating a device’s software to a newer version may include such issues as wireless networks, battery drains and so forth.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 units are being updated with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, which is actually the most up-to-date version of this sixth installment of the Android OS. While most people expected better performance from the Note 5 once they had updated, some are not happy at all. In addition to battery life and Wi-Fi issues, the updated Note 5 is also unable to download Amazon apps. The device also seems to be unstable and runs slower after being updated to Android M.
Given that this is not strange for tech savvy users, they’ll be expecting Samsung to act fast and come in with fixes to these issues, especially the ones on battery drains and inability to connect to the internet via Wi-Fi.
Have you updated your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 to the latest Marshmallow? What’s your experience?