German owners of the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 (SM-T815) and Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) have started receiving the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update with build number T815XXU2BPD6. The same firmware is also being rolled out to the Galaxy S5 in Italy (unlocked version), India and Sri Lanka, while the Galaxy Note Edge and Galaxy S5 Sport are being upgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Samsung may be one of the biggest mobile phone manufacturers, but it’s not very quick in delivering the latest updates to its devices. Motorola, HTC and LG moved faster and rolled out the Android Marshmallow update to many of their flagships and new mid-range models, while Samsung was testing the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow version on its Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.
Now, there are a number of Galaxy models running on Marshmallow, as follows: Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, Note 5, Note 4 and now, the Galaxy S5 Sport and Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 tablet are receiving it as well. Other devices that are expected to be upgraded soon are the Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A7.
On the other hand, Sprint has released Android 6.0 Marshmallow for Samsung’s Note Edge and Galaxy S5 Sport. The update will be available over the air and will take the version to N915PVPU4DPD for the Galaxy Note Edge, which will be rolled out until May 2, while the Galaxy S5 Sport is getting version G860PVPU2CPD1 of this firmware, until May 11.
Marshmallow comes with bug fixes and security patches, in addition to features such as Doze, Google Now on Tap, app permissions etc. Android Marshmallow download notification will appear on the phone screen and users will press the Download button, then the Restart & Install button. The device will reboot automatically and when the installation starts, users will see the “Installing System Update” notice. The upgrade will begin automatically and the process will complete in a few minutes.