Google’s latest Android update is rolling out to more and more flagships, via OTA. Samsung has decided to upgrade its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge to the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and the first users that will receive it live in South Korea and Poland. Marshmallow will come to other Galaxy devices, as well: Note 5, Note 4, Note Edge and S5 and this article we’ll tell you when the latest firmware will be pushed out to these phones.
Telepolis, a Poland-based website, reported that the model SM-G920F of Galaxy S6 and Samsung and the model SM-G925F of the Galaxy S6 Edge will receive the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow in this country. The Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge are supposed to be upgrade to Marshmallow by the end of February, the Galaxy A8, a mid-range phone released in August, will be upgraded in March and the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Tab S 10.5 tablet are scheduled in April.
The owners of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge flagships that have been approved to receive the new firmware can access it via OTA, but if they’re not notified that their devices are available for upgrade, they can go to the Settings menu > About Device > System Updates and tap the Check For Updates option.
T-mobile is also preparing to upgrade a number of Samsung devices in the next weeks, and we’re talking about the Galaxy models that we’ve listed above, alongside the tab S2 tablet.
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow brings tons of changes, such as new emojis (over 200 characters); the Doze mode, which extends the battery life by closing applications that run in the background, while the phone is in stand by; and Samsung’s own software features such as People Edge, which has new options for phone contacts; Edge, which allows users to personalize the edge panel (size, position and transparency). Also, the S6 Edge users will view images and other items on the two-row edge panel that measures 260×550 pixels.