Google has officially made Android 6.0 Marshmallow available to compatible Android devices as well as its original equipment manufacturers.
However, there is no exact date that has been mentioned regarding the release of this OS update to Samsung devices.
Nonetheless, what looks realistic to say is that Samsung Galaxy S6 will certainly receive Android 6.0 updates before the end of this year. However, what is unknown is whether other flagships such as Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4 will be in line for Android 6.0 M updates by the time this year comes to a conclusion.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Android 6.0 updates set for this year
Samsung has however indicated that the new update will soon be coming to some of its senior handsets before this year ends or in the early stages of 2016. The weird thing about this scenario is that it is only a few days ago that Samsung began pushing Android 5.1.1 Lollipop updates to some its flagship smartphones. This update was mainly intended to take care of the Stagefright bug that has been affecting users.
The Stagefright vulnerability is a huge threat to the Android L community at large as the bug allows hackers to access remotely an Android device without the knowledge of the user. The only thing the attacker requires is an MMS, and he will be in your smartphone. It seems there is also a newly discovered Stagefright bug that security researchers have spotted and rather than target MMS messages as their main entry point, this time the bug uses MP3 or MP4 music files.
Samsung is expected to keep rolling out Android L updates to take care of this problem and any other vulnerability. The main problem that the smartphone maker may encounter when pushing out updates is the widespread nature of its devices.
Samsung Galaxy S6, S5 and Note 5 to receive Android 6.0 updates
As noted earlier, there is no doubt that Samsung Galaxy S6 will receive the latest Android 6.0 M update. Other models to follow through are Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy S6 Edge and Edge Plus. Furthermore, we should also expect to see this update pushed to any Samsung devices that is currently capable of running the latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update, but later in 2016.
Samsung usually includes its TouchWiz interface over the stock
Android interface giving it a rather modified appearance. The same is expected when the new Android 6.0 update is rolled out, but there are some reports suggesting the current user interface on Android L will be retained. However, expect everything that adds more power to the new Android 6.0 to be present, for instance, fingerprint sensor, Android Pay and more.
All major U.S. wireless carriers are expected to announce the dates that Android 6.0 updates will be available for their customers.
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