If you own a Samsung Galaxy S5, you’re probably wondering when you could get the Android Marshmallow update, which is almost a year overdue. Fortunately, there’s good news: you will get the update soon, and it’s highly possible that it’s already available in your region.
If you live in the United States, for example, the Android 6.0.1 update is already available to you if you’re on T-Mobile. You should be able to download it through Wi-Fi or by using the Samsung Smart Switch software for PC. If you’re not on T-Mobile, don’t worry since other carriers like Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, and U.S. Cellular are rolling out the update to their users. Canadian carriers Telus and Rogers are also getting into the act and will release Android Marshmallow in the coming weeks.
If you live in Europe and own the Galaxy S5 SM-G900F model, you’ll get the Marshmallow update soon since it’s being rolled out in Italy, Germany, and the Netherlands. This is also the case if you’re in India, Sri Lanka, South Korea, and Trinidad and Tobago.
Other variants of the Samsung Galaxy S5 are also due to receive the Android 6.0.1 update. This includes the Exynos model of the phone (aka Samsung Galaxy S5 G900H), which is available in India. AT&T has announced that it will release the update for its Galaxy S5 Active, while Sprint is already rolling out Android Marshmallow for its Galaxy S5 Sport.
All of these are great news, but there’s also some bad news: the Samsung Galaxy S5 will reportedly not receive the Android Nougat update. Many tech experts are assuming this since the S5 is already two years old, which means its hardware is probably too old to handle the new features that Nougat will bring. (This theory has been proven by the Galaxy S4, which was two years old when Android 6.0 rolled around and thus didn’t receive the update.) Still, this hasn’t been confirmed by Google or Samsung, so we should wait and see if the S5 would get Nougat or not.
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