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Samsung is now rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

Samsung is now rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge
Earlier today, it became clear that Samsung had just begun pushing Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to the Galaxy S6 edge and S6 edge+ in its home country, making us a little bit envious of the new features that these are about to score. And rightly so, as we've been waiting quite a long time for the international Galaxy S6 and S6 edge to receive the newest Android flavor!

Fortunately, our wait is finally over! In a rather brief blog post today, the domineering Android vendor announced that TouchWiz-flavored Android Marshmallow is being seeded to international users starting today, February 15. As we said, the only two devices that will be receiving the update starting today are the Galaxy S6 and the S6 edge, but other Marshmallow devices will follow suit in the near future. Samsung says that separate announcements with release schedule and additional details will be disclosed once it's the right time.

Samsung is now rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge
Have in mind that the update will only be hitting those international Galaxy S6 and S6 edge units and most certainly not their carrier-specific versions. Sorry, Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint users - you will probably have to wait a bit more.

As far as the feature list is concerned, the update brings all Marshmallow features on board — the most notable are Doze, which improves standby battery performance, and Google Now On Tap, which provides contextual information about whatever you have on your screen. You can check out some leaked manuals that seem to show all of the new features right below. 

Additionally, you can explore the exclusive edge features the S6 edge is about to get by checking this post. Finally, make sure to check out our review of Marshmallow and find out whether it's a hit or miss!



source: Samsung 
 

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posted on 15 Feb 2016, 04:58 2

1. johanbiff (Posts: 387; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)


woho! :D

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 06:41 3

10. Well-Manicured-Man (Posts: 232; Member since: 16 Jun 2015)


Nice, just 4 months before the next release of Android! Well done Samsung! That is really reflecting your aspiration to be global market leader.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 07:16

16. Unordinary (Posts: 1014; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


And the next release of their newest feature phones hahaha

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 05:00

2. .KRATOS. (Posts: 301; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


Finally

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 05:05

3. pmsap (Posts: 78; Member since: 26 May 2015)


It's actually, one year later than the release of S6. One year cycles.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 05:14

4. scarface21173 (Posts: 119; Member since: 17 Aug 2014)


The update cycles on samsung devices are shocking. Lg, sony, motorola etc are like 2 mths ahead of them with the marshmallow update and i still have not recieved it yet.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 05:25

5. WPX00 (Posts: 200; Member since: 15 Aug 2015)


Motorola was 2 months ahead with their last flagship: my UK Moto X 2nd gen received it exactly two months to today, on December 15.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 11:06

21. marorun (Posts: 2899; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Been rocking the newest Android on my moto x play since more than 2 months and its by no mean a flagship lol.

Moto G 2015 will receive the update soon ( the carrier i work for said in next 2 weeks )

So even moto G a low end device will have it at the carrier level before samsung S6.

Pathetic samsung!

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 05:33 6

6. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Not Sony, z5 doesn't have marshmallow yet.

Yes, Samsung is late but their marshmallow build has really new features and has improved a lot. Plus they did beta testing which means final ROM won't be a buggy mess.

After bearing the laggy terrible 5.1.1 touchwiz for 6 months, I would not like to see another buggy ROM. I can wait a few days.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 06:37

8. Zack_2014 (Posts: 365; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


6.0.1 isn't any smoother than 5.1.1 :(
RAM Management hasn't been fixed either.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 06:43

11. ameran (Posts: 234; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


Zack_2014,
How do you know that 6.0.1 isn't faster than previous version? I assume we never realized that you are an insider and you know everything.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 06:56

13. johanbiff (Posts: 387; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)


prob means the beta test program.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 11:07

22. marorun (Posts: 2899; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Ameran instead of been a hater think for a second.. They been doing beta test for sometime now the Rom for the beta test is also out there on the web...

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 11:39

25. Zack_2014 (Posts: 365; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


There are tons of videos in Youtube showing the S6 running Marshmallow.
And let me tell you Official isn't suddenly fix RAM management.
It's gonna be the exact same 99% like the beta one :)

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 06:46

12. johanbiff (Posts: 387; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)


on what phone? on the S6 this is not true..1000x better than 5.1.1

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 07:01

14. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


I have significant number of sources proving otherwise.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 07:18

17. johanbiff (Posts: 387; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)


you can add me as one of those sources.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 08:05 1

19. MDave (Posts: 108; Member since: 09 Apr 2015)


Not true. I never really had a problem in practice with RAM management (which I think has been overblown to death), but UI stutters are finally gone on Marshmallow.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 11:08

23. marorun (Posts: 2899; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Overblown? Well depend.

HTC M9 can open 4-5 high end game and switch between them whitout lag and S6 cant whitout reloading them...

Thats just the reality

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 03:39

27. johanbiff (Posts: 387; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)


you should look at this vid.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-WH0rGnxwU

comfirms that RAM is fixed

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 05:58

7. senseiJ (Posts: 121; Member since: 02 May 2015)


I hope it comes to Note 5 next week.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 11:08

24. marorun (Posts: 2899; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Its not even out because Carrier will take a few months as usuall..

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 06:41

9. TerryTerius (Posts: 1443; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


Screw you all. Every single one of you with unlocked phones. My jealousy cannot be measured.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 07:04

15. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


If it makes you feel any better, i have unlocked s6 and i won't get marshmallow anytime soon, because samsung only cares about G920f and i have g920i

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 07:29 1

18. acruzlu (Posts: 42; Member since: 12 Aug 2015)


Now for the Note 5 update, been waiting since December to get it.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 08:29 1

20. hwb01 (Posts: 237; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


Note5? I thought Note5 was supposed to get the update first?

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 19:03

26. irossdrummer (Posts: 86; Member since: 17 Jan 2015)


6.0 or 6.0.1??? I didn't wait this long just to get an outdated version...

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 07:01

28. jeevanand88 (Posts: 99; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


has anyone Got the update???!!
I think, they aired it to some other planet...!!!

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 08:01

29. canned.acid (Posts: 16; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


Finally downloading 6.0.1 on my SM-G925I. Purchased in India, currently downloading in Dubai

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