Samsung Galaxy S5 users on Sprint can finally have something to smile about as the American wireless carrier has finally availed Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for this 2014 flagship.
In addition to Samsung Galaxy S5, those using Galaxy S5 Sport can also get the same update on Sprint, which is an OTA update. This Marshmallow started showing up on Sprint devices as early as October last year, however, the earlier releases were mostly directed to newer devices. With Samsung Galaxy S5 being a 2014 release, the update was meant to reach this device at some point this year.
In essence, Sprint started pushing the Galaxy S5 Marshmallow update last week and if all goes according to plan, the schedule will go on until May 19. In short, there is still time for you to update your device to the latest operating system, but why not now? Of course, patience pays and if the OTA notification hasn’t shown up in your notifications panel just yet, keep calm and it will eventually show up. If you can’t wait any longer, check for the update manually via the phone’s About device settings.
Google and Samsung security updates on board
According to Sprint, the new Android 6.0 Marshmallow update on Samsung Galaxy S5 will bring all the goodies that are associated with the new Google OS. In addition, the carrier also details that the update carries security updates from both companies – Samsung and Google – as well as fixes to common bugs. Make sure you have enough storage space on your device since the update has a size of about 900MB.
There is a dedicated support page for Samsung Galaxy S5 as well as another similar page for Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport. While there is no change log available for the latter device, we don’t expect differences in the updates for the two devices.
Google recently unveiled the developer preview of Android N. Given that Samsung Galaxy S5 Marshmallow update will actually be the phone’s third Android version, it is unlikely that the 2014 flagship will be lined up for the upcoming OS. The phone was launched with Android KitKat on board, later on, updated to Android Lollipop and now it is receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Sprint has recently been busy with Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates with respect to older devices. Another device to have recently seen this update is Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The update, like this latest Galaxy S5 Marshmallow update, also comes with the latest Android security patch.