The Galaxy S5 is a device that was released back in February 2014, which means that Samsung still supports it through major updates because it’s still under the two years of support. The device also comes with some awesome specifications, but more about it and the 6.0.1 Marshmallow update that has been accidentally sent to it, we’ll talk below.
Samsung galaxy S5: Specs
– a Super AMOLED display of 5.1-inch, which supports a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 432 ppi
– a Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 chipset
– a quad-core Krait 400 processor clocked at 2.5GHz
– an Adreno 330 graphics card
– 2GB of RAM
– 16GB and 32GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 128GB using a microSD card slot.
– a 16MP rear camera and a 2Mp front camera
– a removable 2800mAh battery.
Recenty, Samsung has released an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow BETA test for its Galaxy S6/S6 Edge devices. This has allowed the owners of the unlocked variants of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge to test out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow BETA build.
However, this BETA program is currently closed to other Samsung devices, but for some reason it seems that it was also delivered to the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4 devices by mistake. What’s interesting is that this happened before, when someone from France was able to get the Android 6.0.1 on its Galaxy S5 after it was made available by mistake.
The security patch from this update has been listed on January 1, 2016 and we’re pretty sure that this was not meant for a public release and at the same time it was not released as a “final” version either, as there was no beta test for it yet.
Samsung didn’t say anything about this yet, but we will keep you updated in case they make an official announcement about what happened and how some Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4 owners were able to download the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update.
Have you received the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update on your Galaxy S5 device?