Samsung has run a Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update beta program in South Korea and the update was available for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge flagships. Now, the manufacturer is running another beta program, but in the US and the Android 6.0 beta update gas started rolling out to the Galaxy Note 5 phablets.
At the end of December, Samsung started the Android 6.0 beta program for the two mid-tier flagships in South Korea and the UK and now AT&T’s Galaxy Note 5 has been added to the program, so the owners can test out this version on their phablets before it’s officially released worldwide.
Sam Mobile has reported that only 200 AT&T subscribers have been accepted in the Android 6.0 beta program for the Galaxy Note with the model number SM-N920A. So, the lucky users can install the beta version of Android 6.0, as they will receive the build number MMB29K.N920AUCU2BPB1. The users were advised to connect to a wireless network because the size of the update is 1355.94 MB, but that’s because it contains also the security patch for February. Samsung hasn’t made changes to the user interface, so it looks the same as on the S6 and S6 Edge running on the same Android 6.0 beta.
In January was published a leaked document saying that the Note 5 and S6 Edge+ are scheduled to be upgraded to Android 6.0 in February, while the Note 4, Note Edge and Galaxy S5 should receive this update in March. We can’t agree that this will really happen, as there was another similar document leaked in October according to which the list of Samsung devices found on the new list should have received the update starting from December.
Anyway, in about two weeks, the South Korean manufacturer will unveil its new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, which will arrive preinstalled with the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow.