Samsung Galaxy S5 owners started receiving the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update a few days ago. But this was only happening in its home country of South Korea.
As expected, the Galaxy S5 Marshmallow update has begun showing up in other parts of the world, signaling that the international rollout of the update to this 2014 flagship has officially begun. There is no arguing that Samsung Galaxy S5 is an old gadget, however, given that it was the then flagship, there is also no arguing that it is a very capable smartphone. Now that the device is receiving the improvements and features of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, it will be a great pleasure using this device for those who still own it.
If you live in Trinidad and Tobago, there is some good news for you as the Marshmallow update seems to be underway. Those with Samsung Galaxy S5 of model number SM-G900L can now check out for this update on their devices. The update will push the phone’s firmware version to G900MUBU1CPC3.
The Galaxy S5 global Marshmallow update was expected right after it showed up in South Korea. However, the next location after Korea was not known and it is also very hard to tell where the next update will show up. Usually, Samsung pushes out updates to locations sporadically, so, don’t be surprised if the update comes to your location next.
The recent past has seen quite a number of updates grab the highlights, among them Sprint’s Marshmallow update for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 as well as all major carriers rolling out the same update for those using last year’s Samsung Galaxy Note 5. Owners of Samsung Galaxy S5 can now enjoy the same experience.
The new Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update brings Samsung Galaxy S5 users from the older Android Lollipop and it has a size of 1.4GB. So, make sure you have an unlimited data plan or connect to the internet using Wi-Fi. The update also brings March’s Android security update to the 2014 flagship in addition to the expected goodies such as Doze mode, Google Now on Tap, new emojis as well as better apps permissions system. Samsung has also added some of its own updates and new features to the TouchWiz UI.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Marshmallow update is probably the last major OS update this device will see. So, make sure you jump onto this bandwagon as the phone might probably never see the upcoming Android N when it is finally released.
To check whether the update is ready for downloading on your Samsung Galaxy S5, go to the Settings and tap on About. From here, find the Software Update section and you will be told whether the update is available or not.