European owners of the Galaxy Note Edge (2014) and Chinese owners of the Galaxy A9 (2016) have a reason to be happy. The unlocked versions of these two phablets are getting Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow over the air, which comes with new features and many enhancements.
Italy-based HDBlog has reported that both the Galaxy Note Edge has been updated to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, and to prove that it’s not taking nonsense, the publication has posted three screenshots of the device running on the new firmware. It seems that the unlocked model in Europe is getting the update over the air, which carries the firmware number N915FYXXU1DPE1. The file weighs 1.5GB and bumps up the Note Edge from Android 5.1.1 Lollipop to 6.0.1 Marshmallow. We don’t have a list of countries where the Galaxy Note Edge is being updated, but reports say that the software started rolling out on May 21 and it included the Security Maintenance Release patch for May (with improvements).
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for the Note Edge comes with an updated UI, improvements to power saving and vibration modes, as well as Google Now on Tap. Users who haven’t received the update notification yet can go to Settings > About Device > Software Update > Check for Updates and if Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow is available for their device, they will hit the Update Now button.
Another Samsung device that’s enjoying the latest Marshmallow taste is the Galaxy A9 giant phablet, which was released at the beginning of this year with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box. This is a mid-ranger with a screen that measures 6-inch and SamMobile reported that the device has already received two Android 6.0.1 update releases in China and now it’s running on build version A9000ZCU1BPE2. Soon, Samsung will roll out this update to other mid-range smartphones: Galaxy A5 and A7. Remember that first will be updated the unlocked versions, then carrier-specific variants will follow.