The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have already received the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update over the air, and now, Samsung is pushing the latest firmware to other flagships, mid-range smartphones and tablets. Below, we’ll present the update roadmap which with the list of devices that will be upgraded to Marshmallow.
The Android 6.0 Marshmallow has started to roll out to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ phablets in February, and during this month, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge devices are also receiving the update, while the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge models, which have been released in 2014, will be updated in April and the Android 6.0 software will reach the Galaxy S5 (also released in 2014) in May.
The list of upgraded smartphones includes also mid-range devices, such as “A” series, and Marshmallow will be firstly released for the A7 2016, then later, it will become available for the smaller A5 and A3 models. As for the Galaxy Alpha, this smartphone will be upgraded in June. In addition, the first tablet that will run on Marshmallow will be the Galaxy Tab S2 (both the 8-inch and 9.7-inch variants) and the software will be rolled out in May.
The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge flagships have been unveiled at the Mobile World Congress and they run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS out of the box, which is overlaid by Samsung’s TouchWiz UI. Both devices became available for presale on February 23, and in the UK they’re available at a price of £569 and £639 respectively.
The S7 has the same screen size of 5.1-inch, supporting a QHD resolution at 577 ppi, while the S7 Edge has become a phablet with a 5.5-inch screen that gives a pixel density of 534ppi. Both devices are available in two variants of hardware configurations, depending on the regions where they will be shipped.
The first variant will feature a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 chipset with a quad core Kryo processor formed from two cores clocked at 2.15 GHz and two cores clocked at 1.6 GHz, which will be backed by an Adreno 530 GPU, while the other variant will feature an Exynos 8890 Octa core processor with four cores clocked at 2.3GHz and two cores clocked at 1.6GHz, which will be paired with Mali-T880 MP12 graphics. Also, both models will house 4GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, expandable up to 200GB with a microSD card. The rear camera has a resolution of 12MP and an aperture of f/1.7, while the front camera is 5MP and has the same optics.
Take your mobile photography game to the next level with this affordable clip-on lens kit from Xenvo. Comes with a macro lens and a super wide angle lens that easily clip onto your phone for professional-grade photos on the go.
Every techie needs a pair of sick headphones. Neurogadget recommends these Audio Technica Professional Studio Monitor Headphones for both their quality and their cool-factor.