Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow was released for Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 edge a month ago, but the carriers started upgrading these smartphones much later. Verizon is now rolling out the latest firmware to its subscribers, but apparently, the Galaxy S6 has received the April security patch, although Google hasn’t announced it yet.
It’s interesting that Google hasn’t released the April security patch for its Nexus devices, and not even the BlackBerry Priv, which was spotted in a video running Android Marshmallow, has received it either. The new firmware will roll out in stages to Verizon’s Galaxy S6, but the users who haven’t received the update notification yet can manually check for the availability of Marshmallow by heading to Settings > About Device > Software Update.
We remind you that Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow brings many new features and we’ll mention Google Now On Tap, better app permissions, new emojis, Doze – a mode that extends the battery life etc. Samsung managed to include the April security patch because the developers were able to prepare the update with 30 days before being announced by Google.
Galaxy S6 – Specs
The Galaxy S6 flagship was released exactly a year ago, being the first Samsung device which broke the wheel of monotony with its new design, replacing the cheap plastic back with perforated dots, with glass, and the frame was changed to a metal one, being more durable and prettier. The dimensions of this phone are 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm and the total weight is 138 grams. On the front side, below the 5.1-inch Super AMOLED screen with a QHD resolution you’ll find an oval home button with a fingerprint scanner hidden inside.
Its processor (Exynos 7420 octa core with four cores clocked at 1.5GHz and four cores clocked at 2.1GHz) proved to be faster than the Snapdragon 810 model, and the two cameras have been upgraded a little.
The main one kept its resolution of 16MP, but it has a wider aperture of f/1.9 and received a new features: OIS. As for the front camera, it has a resolution of 5MP and the same aperture. Unfortunately, Samsung has made some changes that didn’t please the users: the battery is non-removable and has a low capacity of 2550 mAh, while the internal memory is not expandable, but it comes in variants of 32, 64 and 128GB.
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