Android N is just around the corner and most Android OEMs have yet to finish pushing last year’s Android Marshmallow to all compatible devices.
Samsung is a household name in the Android world and anyone would expect that the South Korean company be the first to roll out any software updates to their devices. However, this is not the case and in fact, it has taken a lawsuit to ensure that the company starts rolling out timely updates. We have seen it happen with Samsung Galaxy Note 4 May Android security updates reaching the device in April and just recently, we reported of a Galaxy S7 Edge that has already received June Android security updates.
As if trying to rush things a little bit, Samsung has been very busy in the recent past with throwing in updates from all corners. T-Mobile recently announced that Samsung Galaxy S5 users can start downloading Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update to their devices.
It is now emerging that another 2014 flagship – Samsung Galaxy Note Edge – is now sailing in the same waters as the S5. However, as any tech-savvy person would expect, the Galaxy Note Edge Marshmallow update is first hitting the unlocked variants of the phone in Europe, bumping the build number to N915FYXXU1DPE1.
There is even better news for those using the newly released Samsung Galaxy A9 phablet. Released early this year, the phone came in running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, however, a Marshmallow OTA update is now available for download. The updated Samsung Galaxy A9 will now spot build number A9000ZCU1BPE2. There are further reports that Samsung might do the same with the likes of Galaxy A7 (2016) and Galaxy A5 (2016), but there is no definite time frame for this.
In addition to coming in with the new Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS, the update also brings May Android security updates to this pair of phablets. This is weird for Samsung given that the company has already begun pushing June Android security updates to its devices. Since both units will be receiving the Marshmallow update as an OTA, the notification will not reach all Galaxy Note Edge and Galaxy A9 units at once. To check for the update’s availability, head to your phone’s Settings>About device>Software update and you will be notified whether the update is ready or not.
Once you have updated, you will be treated to features such as Google Now on Tap, Doze mode, better control over app permissions and so on.