Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge just this week in Barcelona, but it will only be available as from March 11.
While these two phones will be making their debut with the latest Android Marshmallow update, there are quite a number of older Samsung Galaxy devices that are yet to receive the new OS, more than five months into its official release.
At the beginning of this month, it was reported that users of Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge had started receiving the new Marshmallow update. About a week ago, Galaxy S6 Edge+ users joined the race that had already been joined by those using the phablet Galaxy Note 5. While there is no word of when the 2014 flagship Samsung Galaxy S5 will receive this Marshmallow update, it has been confirmed that the older Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 will not be among the recipients of this new OS.
However, if you are using any of Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge, Samsung Galaxy S5 as well as Galaxy S5 Neo, it is just a matter of time before this update comes your way.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 users in Hungary have already started receiving this update. In fact, they have been able to access it for quite some time now. Despite this, the Galaxy Note 4 Marshmallow update has yet to find a way to the U.S., but this is probably due to carrier-related delays, but we expect AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint as well as US Cellular to start rolling out this update by latest Q2 2016.
If you own the Galaxy S5 or Galaxy Note Edge, there is nothing to worry about as far as the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update is concerned. The only concern you can have is the date this update is made available. Probably, this update will be around somewhere in March or April, right at the start of Q2 2016. This information comes from a source close to the Korean giant, and it is during the same time we expect to see Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo, as well as Galaxy S5 LTE-A, receive this new OS.
Galaxy S6 Active, Galaxy Alpha also in line for Android M upgrade
There are other reports suggesting that Samsung Galaxy Alpha, as well as the AT&T-based Samsung Galaxy S6 Active, are in line for this update. In addition, those using tablets from Samsung, among them Galaxy Tab S2 9.7, Tab S2 8.0, and Galaxy Tab A will be receiving this update around the same time.
Normally, Android OS updates usually come to devices that have been around for a period of not more than 1 ½ years. So, don’t expect this update to come to devices such as Samsung Galaxy S4 and Note 3.