Complete list of phones to get Android 6 Marshmallow leaks, includes Samsung, Sony, and LG
1. Saioofi (Posts: 243; Member since: 23 May 2014)
Seriously Samsung? The note 3 and S4 won't get marshmallow?
3. joeytaylor (Posts: 445; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)
Why not complain to LG and HTC for not including the G2 and M7
12. rajkatiyar07 (Posts: 18; Member since: 11 Jun 2014)
Cant you see ? G2 listed in second batch ?
19. pifon (Posts: 68; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)
yay, my sweet G2 on the list! But i will believe only if i see it (released).
48. neela_akaash (Posts: 1193; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)
Great to see that Redmi 1S is in the list... my father will be happy..
64. DONUT (Posts: 425; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)
it got benchmarked with Marshmallow ->http://www.gsmarena.com/lg_g2_
I guess there is a high probability that it will be coming for sure
58. loccoc402 (Posts: 33; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)
I love the way lg update their phones. Skiping the minor updates to focus on major update. Like g2: 4.2 - 4.4.2 - 5.0.1- 6.0
4. Shocky (unregistered)
Both are over two years old so you shouldn't be surprised by this.
Note 3 maybe at some point if Samsung are feeling generous, no chance of the Galaxy S4 receiving marshmallow.
51. mistercarter (Posts: 360; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)
So is Sony Z1 with same SD800 processor and still will be getting it
65. Deicide (Posts: 82; Member since: 02 Jul 2011)
Yes, but we should be surprised it is getting it.
5. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
Serious, the S4? It's a 2 year old device. It's simply to old. The Note 3 is also 2 years old.
Why put new software on a device that can't take advantage of what is being offered in the firmware?
Ok, Google isn't going to do like Apple and strip out stuff that won't work on older devices, just so they share the same version number.
It is nearly impossible to create multiple firmware for phones when you have so many Android OEM, with so many configurations. Android is just liek Windows. Its a single unified package designed to be installed on any product that qualifies.
Even though I am positive the S4/Note can both use the most recent Android update, it simply isn't feasible for OEM's to support a 2 year old device that many people may not even be using anymore.
I am betting less than 10% of Android users still have a Note 3/S4. I didnt say no one had it, I simply said the number of present users is likely to small to make it worthwhile.
23. Cicero (Posts: 870; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)
You know that S4 is still selling well. People still choosing S4 for the price and good medium specs translated in confortable day to day usage.
29. Kary1 (Posts: 300; Member since: 26 Jun 2015)
Yes, it's still a good phone, but when you buy a phone that is almost 3 years old you can't really expect many future updates.
70. n3NOTOLD (Posts: 4; Member since: 06 Oct 2015)
The Note 3 should be able to run marshmallow with no problems, it has plenty of memory and a fast processor.
6. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
You should be glad those got Lollipop.
11. rajkatiyar07 (Posts: 18; Member since: 11 Jun 2014)
Cant u see ? G2 is listed in second batch
22. Cicero (Posts: 870; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)
LG G2 on and Samsung Galaxy S4 off? S4 was the large scaling sold and most popular Galaxy one. Anyhow they stop S4 on 5.0.1.
39. igy_tech (Posts: 19; Member since: 15 May 2015)
Samsung provide 2 mayor updates for flagships
41. cdm283813 (Posts: 356; Member since: 10 Jan 2015)
I think we all know how Android OEM's operate by now. You can't even trust Motorola. If you want updates get a Nexus or iPhone.
47. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
Sadly the Nexus devices this year are skippable
46. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
That's exactly what I thought! Seriously Samsung?
The E series is there and no Note 3! The original Note was supported for so long by Samsung and now they aren't going to support a Note from just 2 generations ago?
Man it breaks my heart
71. n3NOTOLD (Posts: 4; Member since: 06 Oct 2015)
If Note 3 gets no marshmallow, it will be my last Samsung purchase. It may be anyway, since the Note 5 has no IR blaster or SD card...unless they bring them back the Note 6 (or whatever). Maybe I'll go with an LG or Nexus phone.
50. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
If the Galaxy S5 is getting it, I think the Note 3 would as well, considering they have similar specs. I think this list is incomplete.
78. Comicgeek300 (Posts: 21; Member since: 22 Sep 2015)
I know right? The S3, understandable to an extent, but the S4 questionable.
2. zeeBomb (Posts: 2098; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)
I know right...
7. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
I don't think you need a leak for this. It is safe to assume any device released in Q3 of last year to now will get the most recent version of Android. You don't need a leak for that. Well, at leats for phones released in the USA.
13. Tsrnexus (Posts: 41; Member since: 19 Mar 2014)
No I don't want oxygen os on my opo. Give me the cyanogen os marshmallow update.
14. waroftunami (Posts: 10; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)
Sony has really really improved their game in software updates.. Their very old xperia z,zr,zl are running on latest 5.1 since nearly 2 months and now 2 year old z1 also getting 6.0 and note 3 and s4 arent in the list .. Thats a good software support... Somewhat close to nexus devices.
32. iushnt (Posts: 1709; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)
Xperia Z and s4 came to the market around same time.. Also note 3 and z1 came around same time.. I still believe note 3 will get the update..
16. Elfmonster (unregistered)
The fatal flaw of Android. Abandoning perfectly good two-year phones that cost an arm and a leg. This is, no exaggeration, why I started buying used instead of new. I spent $250 on my Note 3 a year ago, I'll resell it for the same in a month. If Samsung has no loyalty to me, I have no loyalty to Samsung. I was considering paying a grand for the Sony premium. But this list reminds me why I won't. New phones are for suckers.
42. cdm283813 (Posts: 356; Member since: 10 Jan 2015)
You are kidding yourself if you think you can get $250 for the Note 3. For around the same price you can get a Nexus 6, for $400 a new Motorola X pure and for $500 a new Nexus 6P.
The best I see you getting is $100 to $150 in excellent condition.
And some people are willing to lose some money if it means having the latest and greatest first.
72. n3NOTOLD (Posts: 4; Member since: 06 Oct 2015)
Yea, Verizon is willing to give me $155 for m Note 3. &^%% them! It might sell for more on eBay, but I'll keep it until it fails before I sell it for that insulting amount. It still has better specs than many new phones.
17. yourmom (Posts: 79; Member since: 21 Feb 2015)
oneplus one will receive in the form of oxygen os ?? such sadness cm is way better wonder if there will be COS 13 for One plus one
25. Shocky (unregistered)
OnePlus don't have many phones to update.
18. RELAXyougeeks (Posts: 21; Member since: 07 Apr 2015)
At least as far as samsung, who cares about marshmallow if it sucks like Lollipop. Lollipop wrecked the battery life and caused horrible stutter when I upgraded the S5 and Note4 to it, and even the most recent ATT update to 5.1.1 caused the same problems that didn't exist before in my Note FIVE. It's become a joke. It's to the point where I wish samsung would just design tizen to wk with android apps, implemement in their phones, and call it a day. Fed up with the Google )/Samsung collaboration.
21. j2001m (Posts: 2943; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)
That's why they moved to ufs for there new phones, it removes the vm skin lag from the phones
43. Tuxedo (Posts: 346; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)
UFS still lags... faster yes, but still lags.
73. n3NOTOLD (Posts: 4; Member since: 06 Oct 2015)
I had the same problem with lollipop until I did a factory reset. Now it's blazing fast with very good battery life.
26. skymitch89 (Posts: 1299; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
I really don't get why manufacturers don't start working on developing the next big Android update when Google releases the "developer preview" builds. My guess is that that's why Google, and even Apple, release the developer preview builds, so that manufacturers can start working on the update and simply make the changes required to the final build.
27. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 588; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)
The reason I switched from Sony to Samsung is for the better hardware and updates. Well, things have turned now. Sigh. The Note 3 is very capable of Android M. It would be fine if features are the same as Lollipop but with Marshmallow OS.
35. kefalin (Posts: 249; Member since: 08 Feb 2015)
Xperia Z1 Compact,hell yeah. Damm son,i wont upgrade for long time.
36. mdsheik (Posts: 52; Member since: 03 Sep 2015)
dont update until u r phone is good with androidM or wait until the review...
37. mdsheik (Posts: 52; Member since: 03 Sep 2015)
dont update until u r phone is good with androidM or wait until the review...
40. jeroome86 (Posts: 1137; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
Had a feeling Note 3 wouldn't get it. Doesn't matter. Looking forward to the 6s plus. Timely updates and no crappy bloat ware.
49. DnB925Art (Posts: 1013; Member since: 23 May 2013)
Even though these phones may not get Marshmallow, they will still be getting Security/Patch updates (at least with Samsung). Even my Sprint Note 2 recently got a Security update (still on 4.4.2) last month. It runs just fine on Kit Kat and it's off network and being used as a WiFi only phone for my kids to play with (hell it can still make phone calls with Hangouts dialer over WiFi if one needs to make a phone call). I upgrade my phones every 2 years so to me, it's not as a big deal. Do I wish it can be upgraded for 3+ years like Apple phones or even Nexus devices? Yes, but in MY case it's not a deal breaker.
53. Coconut00 (Posts: 480; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)
Can we trust this? The Lg G Flex is on the update list but it is running KitKat with no signs of LG updating it.
54. shinywindow (unregistered)
Note to all. Krapple sux
55. flipjzn (Posts: 256; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)
Samsung sucks! Sorry S4. Hurray for my LG G3 :)
59. miket1737 (Posts: 2548; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)
all android devices that have came out within the past 2 years should AT LEAST get Marshmellow. this disgusting practice with alot of OEM's just dropping support for their devices only a year out and beyond is pathetic as f**k to be honest
60. miket1737 (Posts: 2548; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)
are people really making excuses for OEM's not supporting their devices after 1-2 years....? wow lol , what a new low. Hold this L for those that are making these excuses.
the practice of OEM's basically shunning out your device only a year after or two is pathetic and a TERRIBLE practice, there is no defending this at all. OEM's can easily update their devices to latest software and also update the skin's to match their latest flagships/newest devices but they dont
the note 4/galaxy s5 will probably never see the new and improved touchwiz that came with the S6 this year, etc, galaxy s5 on 3/4 carriers in the U.S are still only on 5.0.1 and will probably not see Marshmellow until next spring which is bad
not a problem for people who buy a new flagship every year like me per say, but alot of people do not do that either.
i see you though Sony.