Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge are some of the few Samsung-owned smartphones that are compatible with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. While the update has already been pushed to the unlocked variants of these devices, it has yet to reach some carrier-based variants.
In the U.S., Verizon recently started rolling out Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to the 2014 Samsung Galaxy S5. This was long overdue as carriers such as Sprint, T-Mobile and just recently AT&T, had done their part in rolling out the new OS. Despite the delay, the OS is finally rolling out to Verizon owners of this flagship.
As for those using Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the story is also the same. The company is finally rolling out Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to this phablet. Just like the Galaxy S5, the Galaxy Note 4 will be receiving this update over the air. The list does not end there as this year saw Samsung add a curved edge variant of the Note and named it Galaxy Note Edge.
Verizon is also pushing out Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for this Note Edge variant. The update brings version VRU2CPD1 of the software to the dual-edge Note, joining the recently rolled out update to Samsung Galaxy S6 series and Note 5 users. With this update, you will now be able to enjoy a flurry of new features that include Google Now on Tap, Doze mode, App Standby, new apps permissions system and general performance improvements.
As mentioned earlier, the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow will be available as an OTA. This means that not all Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge units will be updated at once. In fact, some users are yet to see the notification more than a week since the update started showing up for Samsung Galaxy S5. So, it may take some time before it finally hits your Galaxy Note Edge.
If patients are not one of your virtues, you can visit the Settings app and from there, scroll down the menu to the About phone option and while in there, tap on “Software update>Update now” to proceed with a manual update. Remember, this will only work if the firmware for your device is ready, otherwise, you may still have to wait for the OTA notification or keep doing the manual check routine regularly until you find the update ready to download and install on your phone.