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Hungary for Marshmallow? Samsung Galaxy Note 4 receives Android 6.0 update in the country

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The unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has been updated to Android 6.0 in Hungary

The unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has been updated to Android 6.0 in Hungary

Owners of the unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in Hungary (SM-N910F) have received the update to Android 6.0. The new features that come with the update include battery-enhancing Doze, and contextual search provider Google Now On Tap, which looks for search results based on what you have on your screen at the moment.

The update adds a new Air Command menu, and a note-taking feature that uses the S Pen to scribble notes in white on a black background. These notes can be saved for quick recall when needed. The Android 6.0 update has already been available for multiple devices in some European countries like Hungary, where the LG G4 is already sporting it.

The latest distribution data released by Google shows that only .3% of active Android handsets are powered by Android 6.0. It is hard to believe, but this is only .1 percentage point more than the .2% share of Android phones running Android 2.2  Froyo. Once U.S. carrier testing of Android 6.0 is completed, we should see Marshmallow's share rise considerably.

As usual, unlocked Android handsets deployed overseas are getting the opportunity to run Android 6.0 after stock Android Nexus and Google Play edition phones were taken care of first.

Thanks for the tip!

source: NapiDroid (translated)

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posted on 06 Dec 2015, 13:15 2

1. Clars123 (Posts: 722; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)

LOL...Anyone here on Sammobile?....I love how people bitch about updates there

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 14:12 9

9. Bm888 (Posts: 493; Member since: 06 Jul 2015)

Well I'd say I have been lucky or sort of getting sweet treatment with my exynos unlocked note 4...many people in different regions complained of slowness in updates, buggy updates but that dint happen to me.. My note 4 received an update to 5.1.1 directly from 4.4.4 shipping other updates.. No lag, huge battery lasting improvements, new features like smart manager among others I have been enjoying...and as a die hard fun of TW because of its vast features.. I'll say am contented.. Well I guess marshmallow is coming soon too on mine.. Can't wait

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 14:17 8

10. Clars123 (Posts: 722; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)

It's been the same with the Samsung devices I've owned...I just dont see why people would nag about getting quick updates rather than problem free updates

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 16:21 5

21. Diezparda (Posts: 871; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)

Don't u know most of them who complaining was non-Samsung user? It just a reason to bash Samsung phone.

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 19:20 1

31. sissy246 (Posts: 991; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)

Totally agree. I would rather wait a little longer too.

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 19:36

33. uchihakurtz (Posts: 367; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

Yeah, I skipped 5.0 knowing how much of a cluster ef it is. Glad I wait till 5.1.1, gone are the lags. I'll also probably wait a little on the 6.0 update.

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 20:59 2

35. TyrionLannister (unregistered)

It was the opposite with the s6. It worked like a dream on 5.0.2 with battery giving me 6-7 hours SoT, performance was top notch and absolutely no bugs. You can't expect more from a phone.

Then 5.1.1 came and screwed everything up. There was lag in recent apps menu and several other places. Battery went to absolute crap and random bugs like memory management issues popped up.

It's a good thing Samsung provides monthly updates and they fixed most of the issues. But the initial 5.1.1 was terrible. And even now I don't get the battery endurance I got on 5.0.2.

posted on 07 Dec 2015, 03:01

39. Shocky (unregistered)

That wasn't the experience with most users and frankly I still think your full of $hit or have very strange phone usage.

posted on 07 Dec 2015, 03:19

40. TyrionLannister (unregistered)

Sure sure. Anyone who has owned an S6 will agree with me. Ask Maherk or anyone if you don't believe me.

Telling me full of $hit while you yourselves are never right and claiming BS most of the time.

Something to read dear:


PS. I have talked to at least 10 s6 owners and all of them share my opinion. Also you can see the 2 upvotes. So whatever you have to believe you can.

posted on 07 Dec 2015, 03:32

41. Shocky (unregistered)

That's cute, but I still think you're full of $hit and nothing you say will change that.

I've tried a number of different S6's and they all behave the same, many reviewers and users alike slammed the phone for poor battery life after launch and for good reason. 5.02 to 5.1.1 didn't make any difference.

Reviewers generally agree, 3-4 hours or less was normal for 5.02 and earlier 5.1.1 firmware's due to issues with background apps killing battery life. But you of course you always get the super enhanced version which has non of the issues everyone else experienced.

It's improved a little in recent firmware's but not by a lot, of course usage varies but not by that much it doesn't.

posted on 07 Dec 2015, 04:06

42. TyrionLannister (unregistered)

Different people have different usage patterns. I believe in battery tests and they all say s6 has good battery life. Even the super reliable battery tests from anandtech confirm that.

Please note that I don't live in US and have different variant of S6 than a carrier one in US. My variant has a different modem entirely and that changes a lot. Most of the reviewers who bashed s6 had US variant of S6. See any one with an international variant. Reviewers with my variant gave reported excellent battery life ( SM G920I).

Currently I'm at 34% with over 4 hours of screen on time and more than 24 hours off charge.

Don't believe that. Let me put screenshots.


Check the EXIF data and match up with my time zone ( GMT + 5.5) . These are current fresh photos.

posted on 07 Dec 2015, 04:19

43. Shocky (unregistered)

Please don't waste time with screenshots, they don't prove anything.

I've had two international versions of the Galaxy S6 and know many people with this phone, none of them get more than 5 hours sot.

I'm not from the US, i have no experience with US version.

posted on 07 Dec 2015, 04:29

44. TyrionLannister (unregistered)

It depends on usage really. I use the phone differently. My phone loses nothing in stand by with the tasker profile I've enabled ( auto-sync for 2 minutes every hour ), disabled a lot of bloat and done a lot of other tweaks.

I won't go any further to convince you as it's futile. But for my usage, the phone lasts me 2 full days of use. And that's more than enough for what I ask for.

There may be phones with better stand by efficiency. But if I play games, those SD 808/810 phones lose 30-40% battery an hour compared to 20-25% on s6, thanks to way efficient GPU. I don't want a mid day top-up, and this phone achieves 2 days of usage.

I have friends who don't get 4 hours of SoT even with 1+1, while I can achieve 8 hours SoT with that thing. It depends on whether you can optimise the phone for your usage or not.

Most people can't and they manage terrible battery life. We, as advanced users can turn off unimportant stuff and use apps like tasker.

That's what I want to say. Peace.

posted on 07 Dec 2015, 04:38

45. Shocky (unregistered)

Just looked at your screenshot, barely any app usage at all, are you just using the phone to check the time? do you even have any non-system applications installed? Seriously, THAT'S NOT NORMAL!

posted on 07 Dec 2015, 04:48 1

46. TyrionLannister (unregistered)

Check the percentages and add them. They don't add up to 66%. That's a bug in Sammy's battery checker. According to that, I only lost 35% of my juice. Clearly that's wrong.

I'm not a moron to check time for 4 hours a day. I played clash of clans for an hour, my usual twitter, facebook, read a book for 30 min on google plat books, watched some videos on YouTube. WiFi was on all day and I had S-health running checking my walking stats continuously.

I have more than 50 3rd party apps installed.

To get the real stats I'll have to install GSAM battery stats, but since I don't have to prove anything, I won't. You can continue bitching about everything, but it still won't make much sense.

posted on 07 Dec 2015, 05:20

48. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)

Why even stress yourself to convince someone who just wants to argue?

posted on 07 Dec 2015, 05:56

49. Shocky (unregistered)

After a normal days use I've got quite a few applications in that list, it's never devoid of app activity like you just posted.

The only way I would change my mind here is is I had your device and was able to use it myself as well as the check the firmware had been modified in any way.

That's not going to happen.

posted on 07 Dec 2015, 06:21

50. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)

Since you know that it isn't going to happen, what's your nagging fuss all about?
Leave the Lannister in peace!

posted on 07 Dec 2015, 07:48

52. Shocky (unregistered)

Nobody is forcing him to respond and nobody asked him to try and provide proof.

He needs to learn the difference between typical usage which most people will get with no tweaking and no app management and his usage which unsurprisingly looks a little odd.

posted on 07 Dec 2015, 11:20

58. Credo (Posts: 748; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)

"I'm not a moron to check time for 4 hours a day" whahahahaha lol this made my day :D but i agree with you, every users usage is different.

posted on 07 Dec 2015, 04:56

47. johanbiff (Posts: 400; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)

the locked s6`s(t-mob,at@t and so on) don`t have a good batterylife, they all have some nasty wifi bug and trouble with deep sleep. my 920F s6 got 5-6h SoT on 5.0.2 but on 5.1.1 it`s "only" 4-5h so yeah..@TyrionLannister +1

posted on 07 Dec 2015, 09:53

54. Shocky (unregistered)

I only have experience with the international versions which don't have this bug yet I've NEVER got 5 hours SOT out of any Galaxy S6 I've used and I've used a quite a few including the Edge.

posted on 07 Dec 2015, 09:07

53. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1214; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)

I own an s6 edge, and it was worst on 5.0. Its basically lag free when i got the 5.1 update.

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 14:22 2

11. maherk (Posts: 3724; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

I know right? Lol
Still, they have every right to do so. As much as I prefer Samsung flagships over anything else, I hate the way Samsung treats their costumers and also their aweful updating system.
It doesn't affect me since I always upgrade, but why shouldn't a 1 year old flagship like the Note4 not get all the goodies like it's successor? Why would the A series have the theme engine and not the S5 and Note 4?

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 14:37 2

12. Bm888 (Posts: 493; Member since: 06 Jul 2015)

In terms of updates and new features.. I like how LG does it.. The LG g2 rocks G4 features.. Maybe Samsung is a lil bit worry some that if they update their older handsets with newer features.. Many people will opt not to buy and upgrade to newer Samsung devices.. Eg if Note 4 had all the features of note 5..a few would have upgraded.., the note 4 would still (though I believe it is) be the productivity phablet to beat... And hence Sammy wouldn't be in business... Thats said.. Still it doesn't make sense for their haphazard updates... They ought to find ways to entice us buy their new devices at the same time not compromising old ones.. Eg Making sure their newer devices have meaningful incremental hardware advances unlike "showdy" it did with note 5 from note 4...

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 15:09

16. maherk (Posts: 3724; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

I get that. But that's a dirty tactic to get people to buy your latest product while screwing up those who invested a lot on the previous model.
Not just that, their is a big flaw in their ota updates system.
Both my father in law, and sister in law has the Note 3 LTE(9005), she got the 5.0 update 4 weeks ago, and he is still waiting for it.

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 15:25 1

17. Bm888 (Posts: 493; Member since: 06 Jul 2015)

I gotta agree a flaw in their updates.. Maybe it can be explained by their so many devices they are dealing with and the regions versatility as explained by different models of same devices.. If they had fewer devices like Apple.. It'll be much faster.. Having said that, by my experience with Sammy over time.. Their unlocked devices tend to receive synchronized and faster stable updates than locked or carried dependent.. But Samsung being a large company and have proven capabilities in churning out many devices... They should at same should hire enough engineers dedicated on software updates especially for their flagships..

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 16:27

22. maherk (Posts: 3724; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

What bugs me is them releasing their products with different model numbers in different regions(not to mention the variants as well).

Like last year, they released the Note 4 N910H and N910C. Exactly same hardware, but the H for some reason lacks LTE, and you have to wait a lot longer to get the latest updates.

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 17:16 2

27. darkkjedii (Posts: 21196; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Good points bro. Some measures to simply/unify these update processes would be greatly appreciated.

posted on 07 Dec 2015, 06:32 1

51. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)

It's a dirty tactic you say... Heck, why does Apple release latest iOS update to it's 4-year old phones?
- Because they care for costumer satisfaction? Maybe
- Because they love to offer the latest OS? LMAO!
It's simply to render those oldies useless and turning them into garbage!
Hence, compelling the users to upgrade to a newer iPhone!

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 16:29 1

23. Diezparda (Posts: 871; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)

I must gree with this one, as a flagship Note 4/S5 should get all privileged feature.

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 21:01 1

36. TyrionLannister (unregistered)

Actually, they are changing. Note 4 is getting all the note 5 features in marshmallow. It should get the theme store too. S6 got the YouTube upload from camera feature from note5 and is getting the manual controls in marshmallow.

I know they did this in past. But I guess they are changing their strategy

posted on 07 Dec 2015, 22:32

59. Kakarot (Posts: 39; Member since: 31 Jul 2015)

I just want the themeing option from s6 for my s5! But that is a remote possibility! :(

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 13:17 1

2. j2001m (Posts: 2941; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)

Ha, an the note 4 owners was giving Samsung an hard time over updates

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 13:18 2

3. Macready (Posts: 951; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)

Verizon still rocking buggy and laggy (my old S2 is faster at the moment) 5.0 on the Note 4 in the US. Shame on the largest USA provider. Shame on them again.

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 13:40

4. JMartin22 (Posts: 1969; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)

Before doing a major OS update, surely you've done a clean factory restore on the phone to omit any registry files, cache data junk left over from the old update that might induce system instability. While early Lollipop revisions aren't perfect, being a "buggy mess", that cripples real world performance sounds a bit dramatic.

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 13:44

5. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12958; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)

Buggy mess to describe Lollipop on a device not running stock isn't dramatic at all because Lollipop was a buggy mess overall.

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 13:55

7. JMartin22 (Posts: 1969; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)

Sometimes I feel like people like to complain just for the sake of complaining and they tend to generalize too much. When my Note 4 had its Lollipop update, I made sure to wipe the system and cache, same with my S6 and Note 5 updates and I largely had no problems.

I can't speak for how other manufacturers may have optimized Lollipop on their own builds, but in general, it seems that people always want to take a gripe with something and run with it to the moon.

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 14:11 2

8. Clars123 (Posts: 722; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)

I agree..it's so distasteful when an update for one Samsung phone is announced and it's quickly followed by:

"Samsung where's my (insert android version here) update for (insert model number here)! I'm never buying a (Samdung / Samcrap/ Crapsung) phone again!"

These comments most of the time come from stupid trolls who don't even own the device.What's worse is that it's not As if Samsung reads these comments in the first place.
While I understand that people want the latest version of android, I'd rather Samsung spent more time making a stable update, rather than updating "quickly" for updates sake and ruining my device.

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 15:41

20. Macready (Posts: 951; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)

Sometimes, sure. I never complain in these boards though.

This time I feel the need to voice my gripe and not even with Samsung (they made the 5.1 update available a long time ago) but rather Verizon.

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 19:33 1

32. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12958; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)

Sometimes I feel like people think everything revolves around them just because they choose to remain ignorant to issues that do exist. You made sure to wipe the system and cache, congratulations. Have yourself a cookie. That doesn't excuse the fact that Lollipop was a mess of an update. There are numerous reports on the web about people having their devices broken and sometimes unusable because of Lollipop.

posted on 07 Dec 2015, 10:33

56. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)

Buggy mess? iOS 9 is much worse, Mxy!

posted on 07 Dec 2015, 10:33

57. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)

Buggy mess? iOS 9 is much worse, Mxy!

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 15:29 5

18. 5URV1V0R (Posts: 8; Member since: 18 Nov 2015)

Hi JMartin22.
Though I agree with you that people can be dramatic in their description of the problems that arise from new OS updates, I totally disagree that these update problems are the users' fault. Seriously if anybody (or Samsung for that matters) expects every one of the hundreds of millions users of Samsung flagships to do factory resets/restores (with what this process requires of saving and backing up all sorts of info and data and then restoring it later) then this is a really far stretch.
Yes some users do that, but those are the more tech savvy people who usually read the different technology sites and are interested in doing some tweaks on their mobiles (but those maybe represent less than 1% of users). However, the majority of users are not necessarily of this type.

The update "should" work well just by doing a simple update, and anyway this is what Samsung officially asks you to do (just download and install). I personally believe that a software update process should be a simple "download and install". If not, then the OEM, in this case Samsung, should advise the users what to do and how to do it exactly, and not expect them to search and read about this online and then do it on their own risk (like in the case if data is lost or the restore process faces any sort of hiccups)

You know after all the companies are the ones making revenue and profit out of their smartphone sales, so let's expect them, and not the users, to offer better service/value.

BTW I am very happy with my Note 4 unlocked international version, as I didn't face any problem with OS updates (which were very smooth without doing any factory reset). I just sometimes feel that we think or expect all users to be equally informed and interested in tech details as we are, and that's totally not the case.

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 15:36 1

19. 5URV1V0R (Posts: 8; Member since: 18 Nov 2015)

Also not to forget that if Google's android (or Samsung in specific) wants to be more competitive vs. IPhones, then their aim should be extremely user friendly and streamlined hardware and software experiences even for the "unsavvy" user.

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 17:47 1

28. Blazers (Posts: 427; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

You shouldn't have to do that. You should be able to simply update, and go. With no issues.

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 13:54 1

6. Macready (Posts: 951; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)

Clean factory restore and even after deactivating the huge Verizon carrier bloat (literally more than 10 apps..) it's still slower for many types of actions than my also optimized S2 on 4.1. I'm sure Verizon would agree with you and call it overly dramatic. I call that being kind still, considering my S2 is more than 4.5 years old and the Note 4 was the pinnacle of phones about a year ago. It should have had the update to 5.1 many months ago, just like most of Europe. 5.0 on the Note 4 is a mess, point blank. The battery drain compared to KitKat (half the battery life) was the first hint.

posted on 07 Dec 2015, 01:21

38. alex3run (Posts: 713; Member since: 18 May 2014)

And nothing will happen. Android 5.0 for Note 4 isn't terribly sucessful. Flash Android 5.1 and you will notice the difference.

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 14:46

13. mayur007 (Posts: 565; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)

I was expecting new camera api 2.0 for it...

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 14:51

14. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

That's not surprising. The new Tab S2's they are pretty much giant Note 4's and they already got lollipop and will get 6.0.

No reason for Samsung not to with the same SOC and everything.

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 15:05

15. IOSANDROID (Posts: 86; Member since: 30 Sep 2015)

I will love to have some information about if this update will bring the new TW UI to the Note 4, does anybody know something about it?

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 17:01 2

25. Yousefjaber (Posts: 53; Member since: 24 Nov 2015)

Go to the source link and see the pictures of the update

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 21:51

37. IOSANDROID (Posts: 86; Member since: 30 Sep 2015)

Thank you it was acrually very useful ;)

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 17:08 1

26. chocowii (Posts: 445; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)

More useless bloats

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 16:42

24. Cyberthing (Posts: 127; Member since: 18 Nov 2014)

I've got SM-N910F but no update to marshmallow where I am. I haven't updated the phone once so I'm still on KitKat and I only see updates for lollipop.

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 17:48

29. WPX00 (Posts: 303; Member since: 15 Aug 2015)

Had to check it wasn't April Fools. Hey Samsung, if you can't count, 5 is higher than 4. Just because LG is updating the G*4* doesn't mean you need to update the Note *4*.

But then again, I won't complain if you update the 5 before the 6 next year.

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 18:18

30. thegeneral7010 (Posts: 398; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)

I believe its fake note 4 was always treated badly since it was launched also in android 6.0 it will surely get the latest TW UI wat i hope is not to see a nother buggy update like android 5.0 was especially for exynos variant which had a terrible GPU bug that limited its speed to half iwas fixed after that in android 5.1.1 which was an awesome rom fast with no lag and maybe sammy surprise me and enable the dam disabled 64 bit

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 19:58

34. Tziggy14 (Posts: 443; Member since: 02 Sep 2014)

This has to be fake. How does the Note 4 get Marshmallow before my Galaxy S6?

posted on 07 Dec 2015, 10:31

55. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)

You can clearly see the headlines "Hungary

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