Samsung Galaxy S6 owners have been eagerly waiting for the date the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update will be coming to their devices.
It’s been months since the update started showing up on Google-owned Nexus devices, but it has yet to reach on quite a good number of devices belonging to Samsung and other smartphone manufacturers.
Samsung began rolling out Marshmallow updates t devices like Galaxy Note 5, but not every user has received this update on their devices. One major reason for this delay is the fact that the software has to go through several labs before being approved. First, it’s Samsung’s own labs then followed by the labs of the carriers. This means that an update takes longer than usual to reach all affected devices.
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Marshmallow update currently in T-Mobile labs
Samsung already rolled out the Marshmallow update to the locals of South Korea as well as those using the international variant of the Galaxy S6. However, those using locked versions on T-Mobile can have something to smile about as the company is reportedly testing the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware on last year’s flagship.
The update is not just coming to owners of the Samsung Galaxy S6. T-Mobile will also be testing the same operating system with the curved-edge Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, which was released alongside the flagship S6.
A look at T-Mobile’s support page reveals that the giant American carrier is indeed laying out plans to start testing the new operating system. At the moment, Android Marshmallow firmware for Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge on Magenta is past the Manufacturer Development stage, which means that the next stage is testing the operating system on the devices in question.
As of now, T-Mobile will now put the Marshmallow OS through a series of tests so as to make sure that the software functions perfectly on the Galaxy S6, causing no network-related problems. The end of this process will see the tests labeled as “Completed” where the next stage is to release the firmware to end users.
Since this is an in-house process, there is still no word of when the Galaxy S6 Marshmallow update will start showing up. However, a look back at past cases indicates that the release date should be just a few weeks away. Earlier reports had indicated that Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will start receiving the Marshmallow update in early or mid-April. As it seems, this is actually going to be the case.
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