Samsung Galaxy S5 is the latest device from T-Mobile to join the Android Marshmallow party. Samsung has been working hard to avail the update on all eligible devices, but this 2014 flagship had yet to see the update on T-Mobile despite having already shown up on Sprint sometimes back.
Those using Samsung Galaxy S5 on T-Mobile can now get the latest firmware installed on their devices via an OTA update. This update brings Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to the fold, meaning that the S5 has now gone through two major software updates.
After being launched in early 2014 with Android KitKat out of the box, Samsung Galaxy S5 went ahead to upgrade to Android Lollipop, an operating system that was released in 2014 after this device was announced. With this Marshmallow update, it spells the end of the update chapter for this flagship, but there are some rumors claiming that Samsung might avail the new Android N update to this device. However, these are just rumors.
If you use T-Mobile and own a Galaxy S5, expect a flurry of new features to come your way following this update. These will include tweaks made by both Google and Samsung. While Samsung is responsible for the customizations you see on the updated OS, Google is responsible for new features you see after the update. These features include Google Now on Tap, a new and improved way of handling apps permissions as well as the Doze mode – a feature that helps add more battery life to your aging Samsung Galaxy S5.
As mentioned earlier, the Marshmallow update on Samsung Galaxy S5 is being pushed as an OTA. This means that some people will receive the update earlier than others. However, if you can’t wait for the OTA notification, there is room to manually check for the same via the About phone section of the phone’s Settings. Alternatively, you can do the same with a Samsung companion software installed on your PC.
It has taken T-Mobile more than two months before rolling out Samsung Galaxy S5 Marshmallow update. As mentioned earlier, it is only Sprint that had pushed this update to its Galaxy S5 units. Of the big four, AT&T and Verizon are still in the dark regarding the release date of Marshmallow on S5 handsets.