Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ is finally receiving the latest version of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update on Verizon.
With numerous smartphones already receiving this version of Android OS, it is now the turn of those using this phablet from last year to get the new features and improvements that come with the OS. Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow has been coming for quite some time, with other devices such as Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge and the standard Galaxy S6 having already received the update.
The new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ Marshmallow takes the phone’s firmware version from LMY47X, which is based on 2014’s Android 5.0 Lollipop, to a brand new MMB29K, which is of course based on last year’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
What Verizon’s Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow brings
As noted earlier, the latest Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ Marshmallow update has coming for quite some time. This is because Google made the OS available more than five months ago and it is only now that it is reaching this device. This delay comes as a result of the tweaks that are usually added by manufacturers and carriers.
On Google’s part, the new Galaxy S6 Edge+ Marshmallow update comes with new features such as Doze mode for effective battery management, new apps permissions system as well as Google Now on Tap, among others. Samsung went ahead to include updates such as Internet 4.0 web browser, Cross App functionality, new power saving modes and many other updates.
When the firmware reached Verizon, the giant American wireless carrier had its own ideas too. Just like all other Samsung smartphones, the new Galaxy S6 Edge+ Marshmallow update brings Verizon’s Wi-Fi Calling on board. In addition, those using this 2015 gizmo will be able to enjoy new improvements with respect to the Edge panel as well as Live Broadcast, among other goodies.
The new update means users of Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ can now do things like docking apps or tasks to the edge of the display screen, just like what is already happening with Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (and the updated Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge).
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 receives minor updates
With Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow update already out, Verizon is only but making sure that everything is running perfectly. Some users had complained of encountering Wi-Fi and general connectivity issues right after updating to the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Of course, this is not strange with any software updates, especially with smartphones. Verizon is taking care of this with a new update for owners of the 5.7-inch phablet.