If you own an Android device, you can probably relate to the agony that many other Android users are going through as they wait for Marshmallow (aka Android 6.0) to be fully rolled out. The latest Android version was announced in October 2015 but, six months after, it still hasn’t reached all users across the world.
Fortunately, if you have a Samsung Galaxy smartphone, you may find that the wait will soon be over. This is particularly true if you live in countries or regions where the update release is in full swing.
Release in Canada
TechTimes.com reveals that the Samsung Galaxy Marshmallow update has reached Canadian shores. Specifically, telecommunication companies Bell and Telus have offered the new update to their subscribers, who can download it through over-the-air (OTA) connection. Rogers, another Canadian telecom, has announced that they will release the update to their subscribers on April 27.
Bell and Telus subscribers can wait for the update to pop up in their screens in the next few days. They can also manually check if it’s already available and, if it is, download it ASAP is by going to Settings >> “About Device” >> “Software Update” >> “Update”.
Release in the United States
Verizon customers are lucky since carrier has been first in line when it comes to Samsung Galaxy Marshmallow updates. It was the first U.S. telecommunication company that released the Marshmallow update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, and it has rolled out the Android 6.0.1 update for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.
Sprint catches up with Verizon as it releases the Android 6.0.1 updates for the same devices. It even takes things a step further by rolling out the 6.0.1 Marshmallow update to the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. T-Mobile USA, meanwhile, plans to follow suit, with updates for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge nearing the releasing stage. There are no news yet from AT&T and U.S. Cellular.
Android Marshmallow: Double the Shares
Despite the slow rollout of Android Marshmallow updates, experts have noted that the adoption rates of the latest Android version have been on the rise. In fact, the Marshmallow version has doubled its share on Android devices, rising from 2.3 percent in March to 4.6 percent in April. This might seem insignificant at first glance but, considering that there are billions of Android-based gadgets around the world, it’s actually an impressive feat.
This rise in Marshmallow market share is caused not just by the recent update rollouts but also by the newly released Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge. These new smartphones, which run on Android Marshmallow, have been in-demand among Samsung fans because because of their interesting features.
Android Marshmallow’s market share is expected to rise even more with the recent release of the LG G5 and the upcoming release of Huawei P9, both of which run on Android 6.0.1 and Android 6.0, respectively.