Yesterday, the two network carriers started rolling out the Android Marshmallow update to Samsung’s Note 5 and Galaxy S6. Verizon already updated these two devices, while Sprint is still mum about the availability of Marshmallow for the Note 5, although the carrier has confirmed that the Galaxy S6 will receive it.
According to reports, the Android Marshmallow update for the Note 5 comes with many problems related to WiFi connectivity and battery drains, and Samsung has announced that it will launch a second version with fixes for these bugs.
However, the firmware will be sent over the air and the users should see the download notification on their screens, but those who will want to manually check for the Marshmallow update is available for their devices will go to Settings > About phone > System updates > Check For Update. If the update is ready, then the installation process should begin immediately.
We suggest you to connect to a wireless network before downloading the update, because it weighs 940 MB and you surely won’t want to pay a lot of money when the next monthly bill will arrive. Also, before starting the installation, make sure that the battery is charged to at least 50%, because if the device will shut down during the installation process, you might brick it.
The next Samsung phones scheduled to get the Marshmallow update are: the Galaxy A3, A8, E7, Alpha, E5, J5 and J2.
We remind you that the Note 5 and Galaxy S6 were released last year and they have a similar design – glass on the back and metal frames, an identical processor – Exynos 7420 octa core with four cores clocked at 1.5GHz and four cores clocked at 2.1GHz, which are backed by a Mali-T760MP8 GPU, only that the Note 5 is faster because it supports 4GB of RAM, with 1GB more than the mid-tier flagship. Also, they have identical cameras: 16MP on the back with f/1.9 and features such as OIS, autofocus, LED flash, and 5MP on the front with an aperture of f/1.9. Also, both phones have Super AMOLED displays with a QHD resolution, but the Galaxy S6 has a smaller one with a diagonal of 5.1-inch, while the Note is massive, sporting a 5.7-inch screen.