It’s safe to say that Samsung smartphone owners around the world are running out of patience as they wait for the Android Marshmallow update to reach their phones. Fortunately, for many people, the long wait is over as several telecommunication companies in North America finally release the long-overdue update to their customers.
Canadian telecom provider Telus has released the Android Marshmallow update for their subscribers who own Samsung Galaxy S6 on April 18. The update release has been delayed for more than a month; its rollout date was set on March 9, which was then pushed back to April 13. Still, Canadians who own Telus-powered Galaxy S6 phones will surely be delighted since the telecom provider upgraded straight to Android 6.0.1, bypassing Android 6.0 and providing them with better security features.
Many Samsung fans in the United States will also see their devices upgraded to Android Marshmallow. T-Mobile has announced on April 18 that they will begin rolling out the Android 6.0.1 update to subscribers who own Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. However, the rollout won’t be instantaneous, so T-Mobile subscribers can expect to receive the update between now and May 20.
Those who are on a Wi-Fi connection will receive a notification that they can now download the update. Alternatively, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus owners can manually check if the update is already available by going to Setting>>System>>About device>>Software Update then tapping “OK”. Users must take note that the update takes up 1.34GB, so they must have enough space in their phone and enough time to install the update.
T-Mobile has also released the Android Marshmallow update for its Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge phones on April 14. Samsung fans have been eagerly waiting for the update to pass the manufacturer development stage and the testing phase, and getting the Marshmallow update for their Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge devices will be a huge treat. The update is around 1.2GB in size, so they need to clear enough space in their phones before downloading it and ensure they have a strong and stable internet connection.
Verizon and Sprint have also released the Marshmallow update for their Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge phones. AT&T, meanwhile, hasn’t yet announced when they would roll out their updates for the same devices.
The Android Marshmallow update has been a big hit among Samsung fans because it provides a wide range of exciting features, such as Doze (which lengthens battery life) and app permission configurations. It also gives users access to new emojis like tacos and unicorns.