Now that Android 6 Marshmallow is out, countless Android fans are asking when their mobile phone would get the Marshmallow update. The answer would depend on whether or not their phones support the new operating system. Samsung phones, for example, received the update, but only for specific models.
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge received the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update, but other models from the Korean brand aren’t so lucky.
February 15 marked the start of the marshmallow update campaign by Samsung. Officially, only the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge received the update, but rumors are circulating that other models are already running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
The scheduled rollout of the new operating system, depends on the model and location.
- Galaxy S7 and its variants received the Marshmallow update last April 11 in the US, and April 16 in the UK, but only for unlocked and carrier-branded models.
- The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge under T-Mobile received the update on April 11, while the Telus-branded Galaxy S6 in Canada received Android 6.0.1 in April 18.
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus under Verizon got the update last April 11.
- Galaxy Note 5 customers of T-Mobile in the US received the Android 6.0.1 update last April 18.
- Sprint Galaxy S5 in the US received the update last April 8.
- Unlocked Galaxy Note 4 in India received Android 6.0.1 last April 15.
What can Samsung users expect from Android 6.0 Marshmallow?
This allows you to choose which functions you want an app to have access to. If you don’t want it to access your location, for example, you can disable the location function in the apps permissions list.
If you want to find out which app is using the most memory, Track Memory will provide you with the correct information. Simply check out the memory tab in Android M.
Quick fingerprint access
With this feature, fingerprint access is not only limited to unlocking your phone. You can also use it to log on to various platforms, including Google Play Store. This eliminates the need to type in your password for nearly everything on your phone.
Android M automatically backs up all user data and settings for your apps, and then save it to Google Drive. This is sure you don’t use up data when switching phones. Storage capacity is capped at 25MB per app.
If a device has not been used for a long time, Android M activates a Doze that minimizes battery use by reducing background processes.