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Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, soon coming to a Note 5 near you!

Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, soon coming to a Note 5 near you!
Just a few days ago, Samsung finally started pushing its Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update to unlocked Galaxy S6, S6 edge, and S6 edge+ devices. Today, we learn that Note 5 owners have started getting the patch as well.

The update is still in its infant stages and is reported to be available in Cambodia, mainly through Samsung's Smart Switch PC suite. If you are feeling a bit impatient and own a Note 5 N920C, you can grab the firmware from SamMobile's page (linked below) and install it manually.

Android 6 Marshmallow brings a slew of new features, most prominently native fingerprint scanner support, Doze mode, granular app permissions, and Google Now on Tap. Samsung's updated TouchWiz will also come with an improved Internet browser with integrated ad blocking.

In all fairness, Galaxy S6 and Note 5 owners don't have that much to be excited about — TouchWiz already has fingerprint scanner support, which obviously works great, and Samsung's Smart Manager app is great at blocking battery-draining apps in the background (something that Android's new Doze mode is supposed to do). Granular app permissions (the feature where you will be able to grant and take away certain permissions in a case-by-case basis), and Google Now on Tap (contextual search, which allows you to get information about whatever you have on your screen by just holding the home button), however, are new to the Sammyverse and will add a breath of fresh air.

According to Samsung's update schedule, there are 4 more devices that need to get Marshmallow before the end of Q1 2016. These are the Galaxy S5, S5 Neo, Note 4, and Note Edge. Owners of these devices are probably a bit more excited about the upcoming update, because it seems like it will not only bring Google's new features, but also install the new and revamped TouchWiz interface on their handsets. In case you missed it – Samsung lightened its interface quite a bit in 2015, making the Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, and Note 5 much snappier devices than we've come to expect from Sammy's flagships. We have to say, we are really eager to find out if the same interface would get rid of the lag on the Note 4, Note Edge, and Galaxy S5. Staying tuned and at the edge of our seats!

SamMobile firmware page (N920C)


source: SamMobile

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posted on 19 Feb 2016, 06:32

1. Nopers (Posts: 236; Member since: 01 Jun 2015)


Unless you live in the UK

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 19:47

13. JGuinan007 (Posts: 684; Member since: 19 May 2011)


Be glad if your in the US you still have to wait for carriers to screw with the update fo a few months then release it along with all their bloatware

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 14:20

14. LionStone (Posts: 743; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


Why would you be glad for US carriers screwing with it? A little punctuation goes a long way.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 06:32

2. Trakker (Posts: 283; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


That's good news...
Now if only I could get a Note 5 in UK to use Marshmallow we'll be all set.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 06:42 4

3. shiftt (Posts: 333; Member since: 03 May 2015)


"In all fairness, Galaxy S6 and Note 5 owners don't have that much to be excited about"

Exactly, so I don't see why everyone gets upset when their Samsung device doesn't get the latest Android when it doesn't bring anything groundbreakingly new.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 06:57 2

4. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


The issue is that the current 5.1.1 firmware is laggy, unstable and drains battery way too fast, at least on the S6/edge. The ROM on Note 5 and edge+ are much more stable, hence you don't see them complaining nearly as much as S6/edge users.

Honestly, I can't bear this terrible firmware for much longer.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 10:19 1

9. Mreveryphone (Posts: 581; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


First World Problems lol

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 08:13

5. .KRATOS. (Posts: 316; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


Well they also said that the 6.0.1 is released for the galaxy s6 since 15th n still haven't got any notification for an update

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 09:40

6. ciprian.ruse (Posts: 294; Member since: 13 May 2014)


"Just a few days ago, Samsung finally started pushing its Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update to unlocked Galaxy S6, S6 edge, and S6 edge+ devices". Fake news because no one got official M on international Galaxy S6 devices!

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 09:52

7. stardomains (Posts: 27; Member since: 05 Nov 2015)


Nothing so far on my Note 5 Duos SM-N9208 using SmartSwitch or on-device Software Update.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 10:16

8. Anonn (Posts: 230; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


I rooted my phone already and will not upgrade until the last version of Marshmallow, that's when its most stable and most apps support it. Now lp5.1.1 is the king. With xPosed Framework i can do things that Marshmallow can only dream about.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 11:23 1

10. pubbaa (Posts: 25; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


Probably s6 edge plus will get marshmallow after the release of s7....samsung will not prove me wrong
I had note2 ,3 and switch to an edge+....i mean in a time where phones becomes obsolete after 2 years ,samsung makes us wait and tempt us to move on before the time frame.

Starting to learn why people hate samsung .
Well....that's it folks ....I'm switching to a nexus or to those lovely motorola

A:Tell me a joke...
B:Sure!
A:What is it
B: samsung galaxy s6 edge plus

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 11:32 1

11. tedkord (Posts: 11626; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Ok, Verizon. Get up off your lazy rump.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 16:44

12. hwb01 (Posts: 291; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


AT&T also
It'll be after the S7 goes on sale, at least when Marshmallow comes to AT&T notes

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