Two Samsung smartphones that have been released in 2015 are now being upgraded to the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. We’re talking about the Galaxy S6 Active (rugged version of the Galaxy S6 flagship) connected to AT&T and the unlocked variant of the Galaxy A8 mid-range smartphone.
There are many Samsung fans who are extreme sports enthusiasts, but they are afraid to buy a Galaxy flagship and take it with them in their adventures. Samsung has thought about this category of users and brought an “Active” variant with a rugged body and which could stand such extreme conditions (dust and water, salt, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shocks).
The Galaxy S6 Active came preinstalled with Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, then it was upgraded to 5.1.1 Lollipop and now AT&T carrier is rolling out the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update, which weighs in at 1441 MB. Because it’s a very large file, we recommend you to connect to a wireless network before downloading it. Don’t panic if you won’t receive the update notification fast, as it comes over-the-air and it rolls out gradually. However, you can rush things up by going to your device’s Settings > About Device > Software Update and manually download and install the update.
The other Samsung device that will run on this Android version is the Galaxy A8, which was released in August 2015 with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box. Currently, users in India are receiving Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and the update has a total size of 1,112 MB, containing all new features brought by Google months ago, such as Google Now on Tap, Doze, app permissions, new emoji and Quick Launch Camera. In addition, the volume slider was simplified and improved and the Do Not Disturb option will completely silence the phone. The TouchWiz interface was refreshed, and it looks more attractive.
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