AT&T subscribers who own a Galaxy Note 5 (N920A) or Galaxy S6 Edge+ (G928A) phablet have a reason to be happy. These two devices have been released in August 2016 with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box and now, the American carrier is pushing out the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update. Other carriers have done this long time ago, starting to roll it out since February.
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update weighs in at 1.4GB and it’s recommendable to connect to a wireless network before downloading the file and to make sure that the battery has 80 percent juice left. This update comes with the new features such as Google Now on Tap, App permissions, Doze Mode, plus new emoji, the option to launch the camera by double tapping the power button, a tweak to Do Not Disturb mode and other improvements. Samsung has also included many TouchWiz tweaks, new icons and other UI changes, which will give you the impression that you’re using a Galaxy S7.
If you haven’t been notified yet about the availability of the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for your Galaxy Note 5 or S6 Edge+, go to your device’s Settings > About device > Software update and Check for update.
The Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ have many things in common. They both share a glass and metal design, but the Note 5 is 1mm thicker (7.6mm) because it has a slot where the pencil is introduced when not in use, they have a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED screen with a QHD resolution that gives a pixel density of 518ppi (the S6 Edge+ has a screen that’s curved on both sides), they’re powered by an Exynos 7420 octa core processor formed from four cores clocked at 1.5GHz and four cores clocked at 2.1GHz, backed by a Mali-T760MP8 GPU and 4GB of RAM.
They also have in common two variants of internal memories with capacities of 32GB and 64GB, non-expandable, while the Note 5 offers a third variant of 128GB. Even the cameras are identical: 16MP on the back with OIS, autofocus and LED flash and 5MP on the front, while their batteries have a capacity of 3000mAh and they’re not removable.
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