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Global Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow roll-out for Galaxy S5 appears to be underway

Global Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow roll-out for Galaxy S5 appears to be underway
As is typically the case with Samsung updates, the release of Android 6 Marshmallow for the Galaxy S5 began earlier this week in the firm's native South Korea. Though the 2014 flagship is an old timer in smartphone terms, it's still very much capable of running Google's most recent firmware. Owners of the S5 (SM-G900L) in Trinidad and Tobago are currently being pushed update G900MUBU1CPC3, which brings the device right up to the very latest Android 6.0.1.

There's been plenty of update activity from the Samsung camp this past week or so. Sprint pushed Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to the Galaxy Note 4 and Note 5 before Android 6.0 Marshmallow made its way to Galaxy S6 edge+ devices the world over. There's no word on when Galaxy S5 owners in numerous other locations will see some of Android 6.0.1. Having taken little time to make the jump from Korea, though, it's reasonable to suggest that further markets will be added in the very near future.

Since this 6.0.1 update drags users all the way from Lollipop, it's quite a sizeable OTA. The 1.47 GB file includes all of Marshmallow's marquee features like Doze and Google Now on Tap, as well as the 200+ new emoji and March Android security patch offered by the latest bump to Google's mobile OS.

Have you managed to install Android 6.0.1 on your Samsung Galaxy S5 as yet? Let us know how you're finding the update and new features by dropping a comment below.

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source: SamMobile via Neowin

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posted on 26 Mar 2016, 08:26 1

1. willy.4 (Posts: 26; Member since: 14 Oct 2015)


Yes I saw this on SamMobile,com about 5 hrs. ago . This is good news...

posted on 27 Mar 2016, 06:13

25. emmawilliam834 (Posts: 137; Member since: 09 Feb 2016)


I hope the update brings “Theme Store” to S5 as well.

posted on 26 Mar 2016, 08:54 1

2. tyrionTheWise (unregistered)


S4 got lollipop in February last year. Samsung getting worse and worse every year,

posted on 26 Mar 2016, 09:07

3. thegeneral7010 (Posts: 315; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


Thats wat iam talking about

posted on 26 Mar 2016, 09:14 1

4. saif2711 (Posts: 69; Member since: 22 Feb 2016)


S5 is 2 years old now that's why a late update.s6 got marshmallow earlier this year.

posted on 26 Mar 2016, 09:20 6

5. anotherfan (Posts: 22; Member since: 28 Sep 2015)


The one m8 is 2 yrs old now and it had marshmellow update long time ago

posted on 26 Mar 2016, 09:23 4

6. tyrionTheWise (unregistered)


S4 was 2 years old last year. Not to mention other '2 year old' phones like m8 and G3 are rocking marshmallow since forever.

posted on 26 Mar 2016, 09:47 5

9. saif2711 (Posts: 69; Member since: 22 Feb 2016)


Samsung also has to take care of the note series unlike htc or lg.they have note 4 before the turn of s5.

posted on 26 Mar 2016, 10:02 3

11. tyrionTheWise (unregistered)


Yet they didn't update note 4. Heck, half the world doesn't have marshmallow on s6 and note 5.

If Samsung releases twice the devices, it's their fault and they should manage that. Not to mention that Samsung software team must be at least 10x bigger than HTC's and LG's combined. It's shameful that their software is the worst despite that and yet receives no updates.

posted on 26 Mar 2016, 10:13 3

13. Donone41 (Posts: 63; Member since: 17 Dec 2014)


That is carrier's fault bra. And who cares if lg and htc update their flagship from two years ago first? Is one month prior really that big of a deal? Keep it moving.

posted on 26 Mar 2016, 10:35

17. tyrionTheWise (unregistered)


I'm talking about non-carrier based variants. International variant G920i of S6 hasn't received marshmallow except India. same with n920i note 5

posted on 26 Mar 2016, 10:24

16. saif2711 (Posts: 69; Member since: 22 Feb 2016)


It's not about the size of update team.the update must have quality features,stable n lag free not like half baked cookies.

posted on 27 Mar 2016, 06:41

26. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1467; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


They did update Note 4

http://www.gsmarena.com/sprint_releases_marshmallow_update_for_the_galaxy_note_4_-news-17419.php

posted on 27 Mar 2016, 06:50

27. tyrionTheWise (unregistered)


Wow, one carrier in one country.

posted on 29 Mar 2016, 02:02

33. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1467; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


Yeah man. Sick of their policies

posted on 27 Mar 2016, 20:17

31. DnB925Art (Posts: 927; Member since: 23 May 2013)


My Note 4 has been updated with official Marshmallow 6.0.1.

posted on 27 Mar 2016, 12:16

28. M.O.A.B (Posts: 142; Member since: 13 Feb 2015)


Yet their current flagship still didnt receive marshmallow

posted on 27 Mar 2016, 12:18

29. M.O.A.B (Posts: 142; Member since: 13 Feb 2015)


Yet their current flagship still didnt receive marshmallow

posted on 27 Mar 2016, 12:26

30. M.O.A.B (Posts: 142; Member since: 13 Feb 2015)


Htc is not better

And what does "S4 was 2 years old last year." have to do with anything??

And the s3 was 2 years old before 2 year .. whats your point?

posted on 29 Mar 2016, 02:08

34. tyrionTheWise (unregistered)


"And what does "S4 was 2 years old last year." have to do with anything??"

S4 was 2 years old last year, still got the update way faster than S5 is getting now.

posted on 26 Mar 2016, 09:37 3

7. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1467; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


But S4's update was only 1000 MB. This is an additional 400 MB, maybe more stuff is included. I know it takes takes time but they should release for all variants in every region at once.

posted on 26 Mar 2016, 09:45

8. tyrionTheWise (unregistered)


It was 1250 MB for my s6, and that's a QHD phone.

posted on 26 Mar 2016, 12:03

18. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 7906; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Only for US Carriers, right? The carrier issue isn't Samsung's problem per se.

If Samsung would use my suggestion the problem would be solve. Don't role in carrier apps. Make them put them in the app store and make sure it can't be install on a device it's not suppose to work with.

Most of the carrier apps are useless. All you need is an app that accesses your account and make payments.

posted on 26 Mar 2016, 12:35

22. tyrionTheWise (unregistered)


No. I don't care about US variants. More than 10 countries having G920i unlocked variant haven't received the update yet. And no country with N920i note 5 have received the update.

posted on 26 Mar 2016, 09:49

10. nicemervin (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Mar 2016)


Well I am in United Arab Emirates and I did get an update, but its for Lollipop. So I am still waiting for Marshmallow.

posted on 26 Mar 2016, 10:08 2

12. Wiencon (Posts: 1718; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


My favourite Galaxy ever

posted on 26 Mar 2016, 10:15

14. IcemanKimi (Posts: 7; Member since: 27 Oct 2014)


Samsung should just concentrate on launching 3 devices only ever year. The Galaxy S series and the Note Series. They can launch just a couple of low cost devices worldwide for the emerging markets. With this they can concentrate on their updates faster and I wonder who even buys the bucket load of phones which Samsung releases every year.

posted on 26 Mar 2016, 10:22

15. surethom (Posts: 589; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)


Never mind s5 what about S6 STILL no update in UK.

Samsung over skinning means slower upgrades :(

posted on 26 Mar 2016, 12:07

19. FluffyBled (Posts: 449; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


Come on baby don't fail meh :D !

posted on 26 Mar 2016, 12:14

20. FluffyBled (Posts: 449; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


But well ... since none of the S6 edge owners i know got it so far, I guess I'll have to wait some more!

(Couldn't edit, sorry!)

posted on 26 Mar 2016, 12:31

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


I prefer 4.4.2 on my S5 as everything's been unstable before and after, and the S5 has been relegated to backup phone so just want something guaranteed to work.

posted on 26 Mar 2016, 13:04

23. andriodfanboy1 (Posts: 18; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Any news when it will reach turkey? As currently using sm g900fq

posted on 26 Mar 2016, 14:51

24. foster426 (Posts: 40; Member since: 07 Apr 2015)


Oh yes! Hopefully Sprint is fast with the update like they were with the Note 4.

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 21:48

32. oister85 (Posts: 470; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


I hope the note 3 get it.

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 04:29

35. andriodfanboy1 (Posts: 18; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Please help? Which country's marshmallow update i can install on s5 my s5 is turkey SM-G900FQ? Any help would be appreciated

posted on 21 Apr 2016, 09:32

36. nicemervin (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Mar 2016)


Marsmallow 6.0.1 received an hour back in Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates. Finally received the update.!!
Tried the battery saver - black and white mode. Which seems to be removed. That was a great feature I found in S5. If anyone finds it on the S5 please advise.
Otherwise still happy with the legendary S5 - 32 GB that i have been owning since June 2014 and still running quite fine.

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