The long wait is finally over for AT&T subscribers using last year’s Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge as these two devices are now receiving the new Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
The update has already been availed on other carriers’ Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge units, but AT&T was still lagging behind; something that had begun to raise some huge concerns among customers. The good side of the story is that the waiting game is no more and with this update, it now means that the big four carriers in the country have finally updated last year’s Samsung flagships with the latest OS.
Samsung started rolling out Marshmallow updates to the S6 variants more than a month ago. Back then, carriers such as Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile were quick to jump on the opportunity to update their devices with the latest OS. However, AT&T did nothing, instead assuring users every now and then that the update will be here sooner than later. Well, despite the long wait, the company has finally fulfilled its promise.
Better late than never
One possible reason AT&T was delaying this update was to make sure that when it is finally availed, it works perfectly with the said devices. In addition, the company has to further modify the OS to integrate its services into the platform by default, something that can sometimes take long like we’ve witnessed with AT&T’s case.
Now the update is here, all it still doesn’t mean that all units of Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will receive the update at once. Instead, the company will avail it as an OTA, which means different devices will receive the update at different times. So, whether you are using a Galaxy S6 or the dual-curved edge Galaxy S6 Edge, you can visit the official AT&T page for details of what this update is all about.
Just to highlight what the update brings, AT&T has reduced some bloatware that includes Facebook Messenger, Keeper and AT&T Live, but at the same time adds video calling services. Still, you will be able to get Google-added features such as Doze, Now on Tap and the ability to manage apps permissions much better than in Lollipop.
The update also brings bug fixes and improvements in the performance of these two devices. You can get details of the new Marshmallow update for AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S6 here and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge here.