With Android 6 Marshmallow now out, a number of Android fans have asked when their smartphone will get the latest update.
It’s actually dependent upon if their phones will support the latest OS. For instance, only certain types of Samsung phones may get the update. For instance, Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge is getting the update but other Korean model brands are not fairing so lucky.
On Feb. 15, Samsung began its Marshmallow update campaign. As of right now, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have gotten the update. However, there are rumors that an array of other models are currently using the Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
There is a rollout schedule for the new OS, but this will be dependent upon the location and model:
- Galaxy and variants – updated to Marshmallow April 11 in U.S. and April 16 in UK for carrier-branded and unlocked models.
- T-Mobile Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge phones received update on April 11; Telus’ Galaxy S6 received update for Android 6.0.1 on April 18.
- Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus received update on April 11.
- T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 customers attained Android 6.0.1 update on April 18.
- Sprint Galaxy S5 in U.S. attained updated on April 8.
- Unlocked Galaxy Note 4 for India customers attained Android 6.0.1. update on April 15.
5 Things Users Will See With The Android 6.0 Marshmallow
This lets users pick what functions the app should have access to. If users don’t want an app to have access to their location, they can disable this function.
Users who want to know what app is using most of their phone’s memory, they can use the Track Memory feature to give them this information.
Quick Fingerprint Access
This feature allows users to unlock their phone and log into a number of platforms such as Google Play Store. This means users don’t need to type in their password for everything on their phone.
Android M will automatically back up user information and settings on apps, saving it all to Google Drive. However, it’s got a 25MB storage capacity for every app.
When a device isn’t used for a period of time, Android M will start Doze, which reduces the phone’s battery power by decreasing the background processes.