News recently broke that the Samsung S4, S5 and Note 4, will get the Marshmallow update during the second quarter of 2016. Still, several weeks away but the wait is nearly over.
Google recently announced its Android N version, which means smartphone manufacturers and users have to wait once more so devices can be caught up with the latest round of software updates.
The news is bad for Samsung Galaxy S4, S5 and Note 4 users who haven’t updated their phones to the Marshmallow 6.0 firmware, although it was officially released in October 2015. In South Korea, users got the Marshmallow 6.0.1 update for the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 Edge+. Samsung hasn’t made this update available to other countries.
It’s not completely the fault of Samsung that Marshmallow 6.0 updates have yet to be applied to the S4, S5 and Note 4. When Android and Google manufacturers release new software, the carriers have to test and verify it on their end. Once this is done, they can make it available to locked handsets. Still, this doesn’t let Samsung totally off the hook for the messed up update policy that causes additional delays for necessary software upgrades.