Samsung has a wide range of devices that are currently receiving Android Marshmallow update, among them Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note 5 as well as Galaxy Note 4.
As you may have realized from the list, these devices come from the premium end. However, the company is also working hard to ensure that the mid-range device users also get a taste of what Android Marshmallow brings to the fold. While it had been expected that by now some users of Samsung Galaxy A8, A7, A5 and A4 will have already received the updated Android OS, it seems this process is taking a bit too long.
Apparently, Samsung Galaxy S5 has started receiving Marshmallow updates, but the release is not happening in all parts of the world. It began in the company’s home country of Korea before moving to other regions of the world including Trinidad & Tobago, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and Sri Lanka. The update has also been spotted on units based on Canada’s Telus network while Bell users should start seeing the update as from this coming week.
In the United States, some Samsung Galaxy S5 units have already received the update and in fact, those using the Galaxy S5 Sport on Sprint have also received the update. As for the Galaxy S5 Active, the update should be around as from this coming month or basically before the end of this summer. In the same way, Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini users will also be receiving an OTA update. As it stands, the software was spotted at the Wi-Fi Alliance, an indicator that the Galaxy S5 Mini will soon be joining the flagship Galaxy S5 in receiving Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The last time this device received an update was in 2015.
Sam Mobile further reports that Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) units still running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop will also be upgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. This is true because some regions have this year’s Galaxy J3 running on the newer Android Marshmallow OS, yet others were released with Android Lollipop out of the box. To keep the device uniform, it is rumored that this device will receive this upgrade in the near future.
With the update, users will enjoy new features such as Doze, Google Now on Tap, bug fixes as well as monthly security updates from both Google and Samsung.