The two flagships that have been released a year ago started receiving the latest Marshmallow update all over the world, but carriers from North America have moved slower. Canada has finally joined the rest of the world and it’s making the owners of the two smartphones very happy.
Canadians shouldn’t necessarily blame Samsung for this delay because sometimes, it’s carriers’ fault, as well. But Eastlink, Bell and Telus carriers are now making up to their subscribers and they’re releasing the Android 6.0.1 update to the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Bell will firstly upgrade the S6 Edge device, starting from tomorrow, then the Galaxy s6 will receive Marshmallow four days later. We don’t know why Bell has offered this preferential treatment to the S6 Edge, but at least the S6 owners won’t wait too long to get the update.
The Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update has already started rolling out to the unlocked variants of the Galaxy S5 in South Korea on KT, LG Uplus and SK Telecom, and in the US, Trinidad & Tobago. The Sport version of the Galaxy S5 on Sprint is getting updated, as well.
Also, the latest Marshmallow firmware is being pushed out to the Note 4 SM-N910C in Europe, in Poland more exactly, while T-Mobile is still stuck in the “Manufacturer Development” purgatory. The installation file has over 1GB in size and includes many improvements, in addition to the new features introduced in 6.0 Marshmallow.
Soon, other Samsung mid-range smartphones and tablets will receive Marshmallow: Galaxy A7, Galaxy A8, Galaxy Alpha (in June), and Galaxy Tab S2 8-inch and 9.7-inch (May).
Currently, Android 6.0 is running on 4.6 percent of Android mobile devices, and this is a very small percentage, compared to Android 4.4 KitKat, but considering that a few months ago, it was installed on only 2.3 percent devices, things are starting to “move” in the right direction.
Take your mobile photography game to the next level with this affordable clip-on lens kit from Xenvo. Comes with a macro lens and a super wide angle lens that easily clip onto your phone for professional-grade photos on the go.
Every techie needs a pair of sick headphones. Neurogadget recommends these Audio Technica Professional Studio Monitor Headphones for both their quality and their cool-factor.