Ten months have passed since Google has released Android 6.0 Marshmallow and the only small update that reached over 15 percent of Android devices is now rolling out to AT&T’s Galaxy S5 and S5 Active. The 6.0.1 Marshmallow update was released by Sprint back in April for the Galaxy S5, then in May, two other carriers (T-Mo and Verizon) have joined the party.
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow has around 950 Mb in size and it carries the build number MMB29M, being available for both the Galaxy S5 and its rugged version. Users should receive the update over-the-air, which means that it will take a few days until it will reach all devices, but those who can’t have the patience to wait until they will be notified about the availability of the new firmware, can manually check for it by going to their devices’ Settings app and navigating to About phone > Software update > Check for update.
Marshmallow came with a lot of new goodies, introducing granular app permissions, Chrome custom tabs, fingerprint support, Google Now on Tap, Doze and other interesting features, while the 6.0.1 update brought over 200 new emoji, a camera shortcut, Do not disturb etc. However, besides these new features, this update also includes Wi-Fi calling, video calling and Android security updates.
The Galaxy S5 was released in April 2014, while the rugged version (resistant to dust, water, salt, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shocks etc.) was broughta month later. They share the same specs, meaning that they have a 5.1-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, a Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 chipset that houses a quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 processor backed by 2GB of RAM and two variants of internal memories (16GB, 32GB) which can be expanded up to 256GB with a microSD card. Both phones have a primary camera of 16MP with phase detection autofocus and LED flash, a secondary camera of 2MP and a removable battery with a capacity of 2800mAh.