After Verizon, it’s Sprint’s turn to release the Android Marshmallow update for Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 phablet, which was released in August 2015. The subscribers should get the update over the air, in the next days.
According to Android Central, the update has 1.36GB in size and the change log includes the new features that Google has introduced in Marshmallow: Doze (the battery saver that prevents applications from sending/receiving data without disabling WiFi/2G/3G/4G data when the screen is off), Google Now On Tap, App Permissions, improved Apps Menu, App Search Bar and Favorites, a stylish clock, the possibility to add a message on the lockscreen, the volume controls have been tweaked etc. Moreover, Samsung’s has updated the visual design of its TouchWiz UI, the Note 5 will be able to quickly connect to nearby devices and help them, there’s a new vibration pattern concept, and the fingerprints are securely protected, as an alternative unlock method will allow the users to add more fingerprints.
Also, the Marshmallow update comes with security patches from Google and Samsung, which were built from the latest March release, so it contains lots of bug fixes. If you haven’t received the software update notification yet, there’s still time until April 8th, so be patient, or perform a manual installation on your phone.
The Note 5 is a beautiful phablet with a glass back and a metal frame, it has a thickness of 7.6mm and it comes with an S Pen stylus, with which you can take notes directly on the 5.7-inch Super AMOLED screen with a QHD resolution; inside it features an Exynos 7420 Octa core processor clocked at 2.1GHz, which is backed by 4GB of RAM and it’s available in three variants of internal memories, but their capacities are fixed: 32/64/128 GB.
The photos look gorgeous with the 16MP camera from the back that supports an aperture of f/1.9 and has features such as OIS, autofocus, LED flash, and HDR, but even the selfie camera of 5Mp does a good job. The device lasts long enough with the 3000mAh non-removable battery.