In a previous article, we’ve informed you that Marshmallow has hit 10 percent adoption, which is a great milestone for Google, but the upgrade process has moved very slowly in the past eight months. Samsung has firstly upgraded its Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, then it continued with the Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 5 and other Galaxy models, but mobile carriers had to test out Marshmallow until they made sure that their subscribers are getting a firmware with bugs. Galaxy Note Edge owners connected to Verizon have been waiting for Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for a long time, but the update is finally available for their phablets.
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow comes with Google Now on Tap, Doze mode, app permissions, new emoji and other new features introduced in Google’s latest OS, as well as TouchWiz improvements. This software has firstly rolled out to the unlocked Galaxy Note Edge handsets in Europe, but three weeks later, Verizon subscribers have received the software with version number VRU2CPD1, as well. This is the same update that was released for Galaxy Note 4 and it can be installed by heading to the Software Update section in the Settings app. Normally, you should receive a notification that informs you about the availability of the update for your device, so you will connect to a wireless network and make sure that you have 50 percent battery life left before downloading the file.
The Galaxy Note Edge was launched in September 2014 and it was the first phablet with a screen curved on one side (right). It had a similar design to the Galaxy Note 4 – a faux leather back with a metal frame, its screen had a diagonal of 5.6-inch with a resolution of 1600 x 2560 pixels at 524 ppi and it was powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 Quad-core 2.7 GHz Krait 450 processor backed by 3GB of RAM. Likewise the Galaxy S5, it had a 16MP rear camera, but with OIS, and a secondary camera of 3.7MP. Its battery had a capacity of 3000mAh and it was removable.