The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge were released with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box and Samsung will start rolling out the latest 6.0.1 Marshmallow update in some parts of the world, after the South Korean users were the first ones to receive it, through SK Telecom. This wireless telecommunications operator from South Korea brought also a new build with lots of new features to the Galaxy S6 Edge and Vodafone is pushing out the XXU3DPB8 build number of Marshmallow to its Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F) and Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925F).
The latest Marshmallow update is reportedly being rolled out in Iraq and in the Netherlands is pushing out the same XXU3DPB8 build number as in the UK. In Canada, Telus is the carrier that promised to deliver the update to the Samsung trio, starting with the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus on March 9. The Galaxy S6 Edge will receive it on March 16 and the Galaxy S6 will finally be upgraded on April 13.
In the UK, T-Mobile has announced a few weeks ago its intentions to upgrade the three aforementioned devices, but the updates are still in the “Manufacturer Development” stage, meaning that Samsung is still testing them in its labs.
The rest of major US carriers AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and U.S. Cellular will also push out the Android Marshmallow to the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, while (Canada), Vodafone, Optus and Telstra (Australia) have refused to give any information about the schedule date.
The Marshmallow beta program has given the users the chance to test out the newly added features, such as Doze (which extends the battery life), Google Now On Tap (it provides information on whatever it’s on the screen when the user holds down the home button), better app permissions, fingerprint support, Android Pay etc. Marshmallow will also bring changes to the appearance of the app icons and the UI of Samsung’s flagship smartphones, while Samsung’s new browser is very secure and has a Secret Mode that works exactly like Chrome’s Incognito mode. Also, the new Internet 4.0 app allows the users to browse through the Gear VR headset.
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