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Samsung has unleashed Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow beta update to its Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge 2015 flagships.

Recently, just a few ownersof the two Samsung flagship models in the UK and South Korea received the Marshmallow 6.0 beta implying that the update didn’t cover the United States. This aimed at improving the visuals, Doze, and Google Now on Tap.

At the very first glance, the released Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update might appear like an insignificant update but in the actual sense, though, in beta, there are a number ofupgrades and tweaks done on this version.

What’s new in the Marshmallow 6.0.1 beta update?

The most notable improvement in Marshmallow 6.0.1 update for messaging lovers is the expanded library of emojis. This released beta version encompasses an improved loaded set of emoji characters to these two Galaxy S6 models.

Private Mode has been enhanced with extra Quick Settings options right at the status bar. These additional toggles aid in making navigation easier and a little bit faster. Some improvements have also been doneon the notification panel icons’ visibility.

Users will also be able to use the newly formed “Install Overnight” option that allows for the time setting of an update installation between 2 and 5 am. Slight tweaks have also been made on fingerprint identification such that vibration occurs only in unrecognized identity situation.

For the Edge model, a new UI has been designed for its screen settings making them more accessible. There is an included “Edge Panels” option in screen settings. Users will be able to customize the panel of the Edge as the size, and its transparency is adjustable. The panel can also be updated with other new varieties that are available online.

Also, a new highly customizable “Tasks” Edge panel allows users to create shortcuts for applications. Support for thesetting of automatic change of profiles depending on the location or the situation involved has been added. For instance, while at work, sound settings automatically switch to silent mode.

Rush against time

Samsung has been known to have the tendency of delaying in rolling out updates for its flagship smartphones as well as tablets. This time round, it appears like it has changed tact by dedicating two of its flagship models to an update at once. Guesses might conclude this to be part of New Year resolutions, but the most sensible and probable reason is competition. Rival firms like HTC started rolling out Marshmallow to their flagship models in 2015.

Towards the end of last year, the South Korean giant tech company had been sourcing out for the Marshmallow beta probable testers for its two Galaxy S6 flagship models. Samsung started rolling out the Android 6.0 beta to a number of volunteers for the trial sometime around in December 2015. Since then it is now that they have announced and started expanding the Marshmallow update. It seems that Samsung has incorporated feedback, fixed bugs and also improved the devices’ features in line with the Android Marshmallow.

The Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is now here and the beta testers who have not received it can manually acquire by going to Settings > About Device > Software update menu.