Samsung Galaxy Note Edge users in Europe can have something to rejoice for as the Korean company is finally rolling out the highly rated Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS.
This operating system has been hitting quite a number of Samsung devices, but it has mostly been coming to devices from the past year. As for those using this 2014 release, it has all been about waiting and as it seems, their patience has finally paid off.
With Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy S5 LTE-A and Galaxy Note 4 variants in the region already receiving the Marshmallow update, the same couldn’t be said of the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. If you are still rocking this curved edge phablet, make sure you have storage space of not less than 1.5GB, which is the same space that those using the Galaxy Note 4 were required to have in order to download and install the Marshmallow update on their devices.
Both Samsung and Google have come in with their own tweaks to this OS, tweaks that make it a much better offering than what you get with Android 5.0 Lollipop. Furthermore, the current month’s Android Security updates have been included in the same update. Once you have installed the update, your Samsung Galaxy Note Edge will switch its build number to N915FYXXU1DPE1.
With Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on board, you will enjoy features such as Google Now on Tap for instantly accessing relevant information based on the current display, Doze mode for better management of battery as well as an app permissions system that gives you the power to choose which permissions apps can access on your phone.
Update available for unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, carrier-based versions to follow
In case you didn’t know, the Marshmallow update will first of all come to Samsung Galaxy Note Edge units that are factory unlocked. However, this doesn’t mean other units won’t be lined up for the same update, what it means is that there will be delays in rolling out the update to carrier-based variants, for example. This is because carriers also have to make their own tests and tweaks before rolling out the update to their branded devices, something that might take weeks or even months.
In case you haven’t yet seen an OTA notification on your unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, you can head to the device’s Settings>About device>Software updates and manually check for the update’s availability.