Samsung has started providing the Android 6.0 marshmallow update for the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.
The two devices have been popular in the AT&T lineup even after the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and its Edge version. This may be primarily down to the lack of significant updates in the new versions. AT&T has started making the update available over the air, but it is recommended that users rely upon Wi-Fi rather than mobile data to download the update since it is a rather large 1.5 GB in size.
Apart from just bringing the new version of Android operating system, the update also makes substantial changes to the pre-existing apps installed the Samsung. Several bloatware has been a huge turnoff for users of the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge. New features like video calling support have been added to the device while full preload is available for Amazon. At the same time, apps like FB Messenger, AT&T Live, and Keeper have been eliminated completely to free up space. YP Mobile and AT&T Mail have been improved through the update.
The update has just been put on the servers by AT&T and it may be a few days before it reaches users, who will be able to download and install the update directly via the settings app.
Launched in 2015 April, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and the Galaxy S6 may be around for a substantial time, but it was also the reason behind the service providers offering only the 5.0 Android experience. Google has since made substantial changes to the operating system including better usage of battery. Now that the two devices have received an update to the Android 6.0 experience, it will be crucial to see if the Android N becomes available when it is launched officially later this year.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has the performance to deal with the still unnamed operating system. It has an Exynos octa core processor with 3 GB of RAM. However, users may not be too disappointed if they miss out on the Android N operating system. Some of the upcoming features of this new operating system include multiwindow, which has been available on Samsung phones for quite a while. One clear disadvantage with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge is the lack of external memory card support for the first time in the Galaxy series.