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Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates reportedly approved by Samsung and await carrier release

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Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates reportedly approved by Samsung and await carrier release
Samsung's update timeline for Android 6.0 Marshmallow has been somewhat in flux (if you want to be kind about it). The company has been pretty tight-lipped about when users should be expecting the software update, but that hasn't stopped internal documents from leaking and showing what Samsung had planned for the roadmap.

The original leaked roadmap had the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ as the first devices planned to get Marshmallow as soon as December 2015, with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge in January 2016, and the Note 4 and Note 4 Edge in February. That obviously never happened, though we did see a leak of the Note 4 Marshmallow update in December along with beta tests for the updates. Though, you might notice that we're now closing in on the end of January and we still haven't seen the expected updates. 

A new roadmap claims that we won't have to wait too much longer though. According to the leaked document, the Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ are still planned to be the first devices to get Marshmallow, and the new ETA is February. After that, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are slated for the February/March time frame, while the Galaxy S5, Note 4 and Note Edge are all pushed to March/April. 

Time will tell if this leak is any more accurate than the last ones. However, rumor has it that all of the updates have been approved by Samsung and are now just waiting on carrier testing before getting released to users. 

Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates reportedly approved by Samsung and await carrier release

source: Softpedia via pocketnow

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posted on 25 Jan 2016, 16:40 7

1. Jimrod (Posts: 989; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Yay, maybe that'll cheer up 80% of the people on this site who seem very angry and bitter all the time!

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 16:50 12

2. SirYar (Posts: 351; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Don't worry, they will continue being bitter and angry anyway when their carrier delays the update by half a year.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 17:00 2

5. ph00ny (Posts: 1165; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Good luck VZW customers

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 17:36

10. joeytaylor (Posts: 411; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


My S5 recieved lolipop in February.....now it's still on 5.0....but no real complaints

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 15:12

26. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8368; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


I'm with T-Mobile. I expect I will get the update by April at the latest. Verizon? well they wont for at least another 3 months. again this is the downside of baking in apps.

Samsung needs to work with carriers to make their apps available on the play store, LIKE EVERYONE ELSE DOES.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 17:01 11

6. tedkord (Posts: 10234; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


It won't matter. Even on lollipop, my Note 5 is the best phablet sized smartphone in the world.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 17:16 4

7. aegislash (Posts: 223; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


Had a Note5 for a week before exchanging it for an S6 Edge+, mainly due to the fact that I never use the stylus and just prefer the curved display look. But I fully agree. Not a single hiccup during my time with Note5, and it's the same with my Edge+. Definitely the most solid, fast, and fluid devices Samsung has ever made.

I can't imagine how much better they will get once we have Marshmallow.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 17:41 1

11. tedkord (Posts: 10234; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Let's hope. Samsung modifies heavily, down to the framework. There's plenty they could screw up.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 22:35

18. RoboticEngi (Posts: 586; Member since: 03 Dec 2014)


People get angry when they have to deal with trolls like you.....

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 15:44

27. JGuinan007 (Posts: 680; Member since: 19 May 2011)


I have AT&T Note 5 I won't gewt the update til late May or June

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 16:52

3. Punchy506 (Posts: 64; Member since: 10 Jan 2016)


But will Samsung fail to meet this date too?

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 16:56

4. Awalker (Posts: 1394; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Those dates are internal targets for Samsung. They're not meant for you to see.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 17:23

8. j2001m (Posts: 2788; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


What I will say is they added more on top for s6/note5 customer tw with new edge panels and so on, so they have not just added android 6.0, but done a real update

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 17:23 3

9. techfanatic23 (Posts: 4; Member since: 25 Aug 2015)


Since I have Verizon I'll see the update some time in April.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 17:41 4

12. tedkord (Posts: 10234; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


If we're lucky.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 18:47

16. SupermanayrB (Posts: 428; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


My Note 4 was updated to Lollipop on my birthday in April of last year so maybe it'll happen again this year. Earlier wouldn't hurt my feelings though.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 17:44 1

13. Blazers (Posts: 420; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Of course the carriers will wait to release the updates until after the S7 launches.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 17:51 2

14. sagemda (Posts: 34; Member since: 20 Dec 2012)


or shortly spoken.... after s7 launches

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 18:04 1

15. WPX00 (Posts: 219; Member since: 15 Aug 2015)


That is almost definitely fake - the S5 is coded G900, not N900.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 20:21 1

17. skymitch89 (Posts: 1291; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


Correct. The N900 is the Note 3 and the G900 is the S5

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 00:28

19. strudelz100 (Posts: 644; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


T Mobile had my S6 updated before global models for 5.1.1

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 03:16 3

20. cryptonx (Posts: 5; Member since: 05 Jan 2016)


I really don't get why people get so horny about updates. I mean If there's something not working and you are looking for a patch or an update I get it, but I've tried Marshmallow and 90% of the users won't even notice any difference.

I see people swearing,insulting and sometimes threatening major companies !
"YOU ARE A BUNCH OF LIARS, YOU PROMISED US LOLLIPOP A MONTH AGO, WHERE IS IT? WHY WHY WHY?"

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 06:09 1

21. Diezparda (Posts: 840; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


Lol true... I choose to patiently wait for android 6 update on my M8, jump from 5.0 pretty much satisfied, it carry all new feature of sense 7. I mean it's worth all the wait, more stable, less bug, better battery & carry extra feature & better UI. It seems Samsung really took their time to develop edge feature.

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 07:40

22. Shocky (Posts: 2250; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Lies, so where is the update for the sim free versions? If they're approved they should be getting updated already..

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 09:26

23. UglyFrank (Posts: 1581; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


This is the last update for the S5

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 09:57

25. Shocky (Posts: 2250; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Probably. almost two years old so it should still get Marchmallow.

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 09:33

24. TA700 (Posts: 62; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


I hope it's as stable and light on battery as KitKat else it'll be another update I'll end up skipping.

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