Samsung has been in the process of updating several of its high end devices to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
The latest version of this popular operating system packs in a lot of new features, which some mid-range smartphones may struggle to handle, but it should be walk in the park for phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. This phone may be something of an experimental product when it was launched in November 2014, but it has formed the basis behind the successful Edge phones for the last two years. Samsung has come out with Edge variations of both the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S7.
The update to bring the Android 6.0.1 operating system should almost certainly be downloaded using Wi-Fi connectivity, as it comes in at a hefty 1.5 GB in size. Apart from providing several updates carried out by Google in the last year, this update brings the numerous changes made to the TouchWiz user interface. Over the last two years, the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge has received substantial updates. It initially came with Android 4.4.4 out of the box, which was later converted to the Lollipop versions with an update.
The snapdragon 805 processor is a quad-core 2.7 GHz processor capable of handling even the next Android version if Samsung comes out with one. Even though the phone came to the market almost two years ago, it has a sufficient 3 GB of RAM to carry out various functions without getting any upgrades or undergoing any sacrifices.
A major area where the updates are going to be useful is in the support for the edge display. Even though the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge was a device that introduced the edge party, Samsung has improved the functionality of this additional screen tremendously in the last 12 months. Full specifications throughout the device will enable the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge to handle the new requirements with ease.
The major updates available in the new operating system are the Doze mode, Google Now on Tap, improved permissions and support for fingerprint readers. The unlocked versions of the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge will be receiving the update straight away. However, those still under contract will have to go through a long process before their carriers come out with the same. These updates are available over the internet and should be accessible readily if automatic updates are enabled.