Samsung Galaxy smartphones are the most used around the world. The company offers a wide range of devices that stretch from flagship handsets such as Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy S7 to mid-range devices such as Samsung Galaxy A7 and Galaxy A8, just to name but a few.
Due to the huge number of Samsung Galaxy smartphone models out there, the South Korean tech giant has been struggling to come in with software updates for its entire list of devices. While the sail has been slightly easy for those using the flagship handsets, the story is not the same as far as mid-range devices and other compatible low-end models such as the Galaxy J series are concerned.
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge were introduced this year. These two came preinstalled with the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, however, the company has been struggling to see the rest of its devices updated with the same OS. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 users were the first to receive the update from Samsung and they were later on followed by the likes of Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.
While the likes of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S5 are still eligible for the upgrade, not all carriers have availed the update to its users despite the fact that Samsung availed the updated OS over a month ago. Now, Verizon has begun rolling out Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update to the two 2014 flagships – Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S5.
In addition, the same update is still rolling out to the likes of Samsung Galaxy S6, Note 5 and Galaxy Tab S2. The Galaxy A7 and A8 have also joined the party, but there is still no mention of whether or if the same update will be coming to the likes of Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3.
Since the update is an OTA, it will not reach all Galaxy Note 4 and S5 units at once. A notification will show up on your device informing you that the update is ready for downloading and installing on your phone. If this hasn’t happened yet and you feel that waiting is not part of you, proceed to the phone’s Settings and under the About phone menu, you can check for updates’ availability then go on and install them, if available. If not, you may have no choice but to wait for the OTA notification.