Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo was released as a slightly upgraded version of the 2014 Galaxy S5, however, the two handsets were released with one year between them.
While the Galaxy S5 came to life in February 2014, the Galaxy S5 Neo was released last year August. The former comes with Android KitKat out of the box while the latter packs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box. Samsung has already availed the Marshmallow update to the Galaxy S5, but the same update has not reached out to all Galaxy S5 units.
The story is the same as far as Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo is concerned, but those living in Canada can put an end to this long wait as the device has reportedly begun receiving Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update as at the time of this writing. Apparently, this phone will receive an update that weighs about 1GB in size, meaning connecting the phone to the internet via Wi-Fi is the ideal way of downloading the update to your phone.
Just like other devices, the updated Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo will receive all the goodies of Android Marshmallow as well as the latest Android security patch from Google. Speaking of Google, the search engine giant’s update includes the likes of Doze mode, Google Now on Tap, App Standby as well as a better apps permissions system.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo Marshmallow update is currently rolling out to those using the phone on Canadian carriers such as Bell, Videotron, Koodo, and Virgin. At the moment, those using the Galaxy S5 Neo on Rogers and SaskTel will have to wait a little bit longer before the update hits their devices, that this should be sooner than later.
If the update has not reached your Galaxy S5 Neo handset, there is room to check its availability manually. Go to the phone’s Settings>About device>Software update>Update Now. The “Update Now” command will only be available in case the update has already been availed to for your device, otherwise, you may have to keep waiting for the OTA notification.