In the past weeks, the internet was full of rumors and speculations about the company’s plans to rollout the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to its flagships. It all started in October, when a so called screenshot of an upgrade schedule said that Samsung will start updating its first Galaxy devices in December. That didn’t happen, but later, another similar document surfaced the internet, saying that four devices will be updated in February. What is certain is that the South Korean company has kicked off the roll out in its native country, although Samsung hasn’t confirmed or denied the reports.
Samsung is one of the few companies that remained mum on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update after Google has released it back in October. Some users were so angry because of Samsung’s secrecy that some people in the Netherlands have sued the company for not providing information about the upcoming updates and what they will bring.
At least two Samsung flagships have been included to the beta testing program and the South Korean users are now running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on their Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge devices. But, soon, on February 18, this beta program will end and Samsung will rollout the update to the aforementioned smartphones.
After the update will be delivered to the users in South Korea, Samsung will send the update to the users who live in other countries, as well. After that, the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ phablets will get the same treatment, but it’s not sure when the mid-range Galaxy devices will start receiving the Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but at least Samsung has mentioned other names that have been added to the list of eligible devices: Galaxy Tab S2, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Alpha and Galaxy A7.
As for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge phones, they will be able to shoot videos in RAW format, will have a faster loading speed and will get a colorful status bar and quick toggles menus. SamMobile has reported that “If you like changing themes on your phone all the time, you can now download new ones based on their color palette, which is a nice touch that should help you narrow down the number of themes you have to go through when finding a new one”.