The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will soon hit the stores all over the world, and they’ll come preinstalled with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the operating system that every mobile device running on Lollipop is waiting for. The South Korean manufacturer has started upgrading the Galaxy S6 line, but the Indian users are only now receiving the latest firmware on their devices.
The Indian tech media is reporting that the latest Android version for the Galaxy S6 is weighing 1.2GB, and the update for the S6 Edge and S6 Edge+ has a similar size, so the users are advised to connect to a wireless network in order to download the installation file. Android Marshmallow for the three aforementioned devices started to roll out yesterday, being available over the air, but the update isn’t available on Smart Switch yet.
The update will roll out in waves and the owners of the three Galaxy flagships will get the notification in the next few days. If they don’t get the notification, they can manually check for the update by going to their device’s Settings > About Device > Software Update.
Samsung has announced in February that the Marshmallow update will roll out for the S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge+ smartphones, but the company said that it will “make separate announcements on details of OS updates schedule for each market according to market situation and carriers’ requirements”.
However, reports say that the Galaxy S6 line will receive the Android 6.0 update, and not the latest Android 6.0.1, so the users will not enjoy the new emoji characters, the tweak to the Do Not Disturb mode, and they won’t be able to double tap the power button to launch the camera. However, they can use other features such as the Google Now on Tap, Doze – the battery saver which turns off network connections when the phone is in idle mode, the new app drawer and app permissions manager etc. Samsung has made its TouchWiz UI lighter, pleasing the users who complained about the bloatware.
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