Finally, there is some good news for users of Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge on Big Red. The leading American wireless carrier has announced that it will make Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Marshmallow update official starting today, April 1.
This is great news for users of last year’s Samsung Galaxy flagships, especially given that this Android Marshmallow update has been rolling out to quite a number of devices in the recent past. It has also been weeks since the update was made live for the same device in its home country of South Korea. It will be a relief for many who have been waiting for the time to get the heavily-touted features of this new OS.
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Marshmallow update and what it brings
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge were unveiled last year and the two have already been replaced by this year’s Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Even though the former devices have a year in the market, they still bring very capable specs and hardware to smartphone users.
In addition to a powerful 5.1-inch Super AMOLED screen with QHD resolution, high-end hardware such as Exynos 7420 SoC, 3GB RAM and 32GB of onboard storage, among others, the new Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update will also bring features like Doze mode for managing battery power, Google Now on Tap for improved contextual search as well as an improved apps permissions system.
The Galaxy S6 Marshmallow update also comes with the latest Android security updates that include March fixes as well as usual performance improvements expected from a software update.
As far as the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Marshmallow update is concerned, users will get the same as what Galaxy S6 users get, except for the part of adding more functionality to the curved edge panel. It is now possible to use these panels to create shortcuts to useful features and apps, among other functions.
The update will not come to every Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge model, but you can always check whether it’s ready or download on your device by going to Settings>About device.
BlackBerry Priv Marshmallow update set for late April or early May
In a separate announcement made today by BlackBerry CEO John Chen, the BlackBerry Priv Marshmallow update will be coming by the end of this month or early next month.
The BlackBerry Priv is the first Android-powered phone to be released by BlackBerry and as it seems, users of this device will have to extend their patience for at least another month. Even though this news sounds promising, the fact that BB has taken this long to update the Priv to the latest OS is becoming a concern for many. Of course, this delay is meant to ensure that once the update is released, it actually works perfectly with BB’s additional UIs as well as features.