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Roadmap reveals when certain Samsung Galaxy devices will be updated to Marshmallow

Roadmap reveals when certain Samsung Galaxy devices will be updated to Marshmallow
If you own a Samsung Galaxy handset, what could be better than discovering a roadmap that shows you when to expect your device to be updated to Android 6.0, Marshmallow. This morning, we have such a roadmap to show you. The map is broken down into two distinct phases. Starting with those handsets in Phase One, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ are scheduled to be the first two Samsung Galaxy devices to receive Android 6.0. The updates should arrive next month.

The next pair, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge will both be updated this January. In February, you should expect to receive Android 6.0 on your Samsung Galaxy Note Edge and Samsung Galaxy Note 4. These are all of the Galaxy handsets that have a scheduled date for their Android 6.0 update. Two more handsets in Phase One, the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Galaxy Alpha, are awaiting technical approval.

All of the phones in Phase 2 are also awaiting approval. These models include the Samsung Galaxy A8, Samsung Galaxy A7, Samsung Galaxy A5, Samsung Galaxy A3, Samsung Galaxy E7 and Samsung Galaxy E5.

The Android 6.0 update includes new features such as Doze, which recognizes when your phone is idle and shuts down background apps, putting your phone in a deep sleep and increasing standby time. Google On Tap brings you contextual search results, depending what is on your screen. And with Marshmallow, instead of having to approve a number of permissions for an app in one fell swoop, permission is given on an individual basis, allowing you to run an app while still denying access to certain features of your phone.

Roadmap shows which Samsung Galaxy devices will get updated to Android 6.0 first

Roadmap shows which Samsung Galaxy devices will get updated to Android 6.0 first


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source: TimesNews.co.uk

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posted on 15 Nov 2015, 00:19 7

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


When you got the wrong model of your unlocked Samsung phone and still have no clue when you're getting Marshmallow. Also Alan couldn't wait one more minute to post this at midnight?

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 03:04 18

17. BobbyBuster (banned) (Posts: 854; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)


It doesn't matter to the poor GS4 and GN3 owners anyway. GS4 and GN3 are simply stuck with the bug infested Lollipop.

Sammy will never realize how much ditching older models harms their sales in the long run.

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 03:38 6

21. shaineql (Posts: 369; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Sad to say this but yeah , i agree with you .
Although im sure Exynos 7420 devices will be updated for long time because its their own SOC plus its extremely powerfull.

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 04:33 5

27. Sidewinder (Posts: 434; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


I for one, must agree with you. It is a shame that the s4 and note3 which has still got a lot of users and perfectly capable hardware won't be getting the latest update.

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 05:22 6

30. phonearenarocks (Posts: 407; Member since: 26 Mar 2015)


Grow up!!!! How long will you keep using the same phone, will you not get bored?

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 05:53 21

32. lallolu (Posts: 492; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)


Thumbs down or dislike button should be added to this site. Your comment deserves either.

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 07:33 1

47. phonearenarocks (Posts: 407; Member since: 26 Mar 2015)


For your information, a phone will have constant depreciation every year till it reaches a minimum value which is of entry phone level after which the rate stays constant there.

So the best thing you can do to your old phone is to make sure that you sell your phone before it reaches third year i.e. before it is worth just peanuts...dried peanuts.

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 06:36

37. Wiencon (Posts: 1920; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Well, you know, it's just that many people expect their phones to work, not to have newest tech inside, also they like to make calls with them. Just sayin

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 07:25

46. phonearenarocks (Posts: 407; Member since: 26 Mar 2015)


And BTW nobody makes money with Android right??? Its been long since we've seen that comment on your thread. Looks like they make money with Android.

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 09:19

56. Kary1 (Posts: 300; Member since: 26 Jun 2015)


There was another report last week that the S4 would be getting MM, second quarter next year if I remember right. That report focused more on carriers.

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 09:20 1

57. Kary1 (Posts: 300; Member since: 26 Jun 2015)


Here's the link: http://masterherald.com/samsung-galaxy-s4-likely-to-get-the-android-6-0-marshmallow-update-in-the-second-quarter-of-2016/30456/

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 12:06 3

71. epdm2be (Posts: 556; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


Who cares.

1) The lolipop for GS5 and below is below specs. No themes etc...
2) Not to mention that KitKat runs better anyway. I mean why use an OS developped with 64-bit in mind on a 32-bit system. Doh
3) As long as Google and Samsung conveniently forget the true advantages of AMOLed (Black pixels = no power on display) and keep people giving headaches (especially at night or in darkened places) with that white infested crapdroid version, nobody in their right mind should use Lolipop and Marshmallow on amoled equipped devices.
4) Samsung nowadays cares more about tech-illiterate rich snobs (like a most iPhone users) then their tech-savvy supporters. So they don't care about us.
5) Who cares about Samsung anyway? They stabbed their fanbase in the back with that S6 by ditching the 2 most important features that defined a Galaxy S (user-replacable battery and micro-SD-card expansion).

BTW. "Waiting approval" What does that mean? Who's deciding if these devices get an update? Some weird Korean deity? The budha? It's obvious that a device less than or just about 2 years old should get that update. Period. Especially the expensive devices.

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 10:05 1

64. imkyle (Posts: 1076; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


I would thought the F models would get the update first.

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 01:15 1

2. Elfmonster (unregistered)


Over it

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 01:16 3

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


S5 (Awaiting approval)

I'm not even excited for this update. I don't even have 5.1.1 yet (but that's probably sprints fault).
I'm just expecting to hear about how they couldn't get the phone to handle the update so it's cancelled.

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 01:24 5

5. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


S5 will definitely get the update. There's no reason not to. S4 got lollipop, so S5 must get marshmallow. Plus, marshmallow isn't heavy like lollipop.

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 02:29 2

14. Mercedes-Benz (banned) (Posts: 403; Member since: 18 Jan 2015)


Where the hell is the galaxy note 3 on the list

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 08:48 4

52. Shocky (unregistered)


More than two years old so that means no more updates.

Didn't you get the memo?

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 21:44

90. Rocket (Posts: 384; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


I dontk understand whats the point of ugrading a 2+ years old phone if they will lag a lot?
eg my wifes iphone 4s lags like crazy making the phone almost unusable after the ios9 update.

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 06:40 1

39. UglyFrank (Posts: 1724; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


2GB ram excuse incoming from Samsung

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 06:44

40. WPX00 (Posts: 349; Member since: 15 Aug 2015)


Well the 3 actually has 3gb, but the s5 only has 2. I expect the issue to be with the Note's older processor.

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 07:03 2

43. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


The Snap 800 is perfectly capable. Samsung will simply not update the Note 3 because it isn't in enough hands anymore. Not saying it's right, but upgrading a 2+ year old device when many users of that device have since upgraded doesn't do much for their bottom line.

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 19:24

85. techman05 (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Nov 2015)


You have to wait till the pay by the minute services pick up all the old phones Then you'll get an update. Either that or hope someone made thier own rom that fixes issues and the its who cares about what samsung thinks ;p .

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 20:44

89. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I have no idea what you just said.

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 02:21

94. aru2hot (Posts: 21; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


I agree OEMs wont upgrade a 2+ yr old device but what about 5.1.1 update.. Note 3 was well within the 2 year mark when it was released.
note 3 was updated
1. 4.3 -> 4.4
2. 4.4 -> 5

Samsung should definitely update Note 3 to 5.1.1 if not for 6

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 02:05 4

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


The international variants like sm-g900h and sm-g900f are still awaiting 5.1.1! Samsung is too slow these days.

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 02:42

15. FluffyBled (Posts: 530; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


It is unlikely for at least G900H to receive the 5.1.1 update, my opinion is that they'll skip to 6.0 for these!

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 12:29 1

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


Yes.. i have got the same thing running in my mind. But here we do not get the monthly security fixes too, for the exynos model! Would not care for 5.1.1 if we get the fixes

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 19:56

86. joevsyou (Posts: 849; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


most likely sprints fault. They are the worse to push updates. I remember having lollipop on my phone 2 months before my mother.... both galaxy 5's but mine was on TM and her's on sprint

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 23:22

93. DnB925Art (Posts: 1023; Member since: 23 May 2013)


You're pretty much wrong. Sprint Note 4 was the first of all US carriers to get to 5.1.1 (August 10), then AT&T (October 9). T-Mo and Verizon Note 4 are still on 5.0.1 and that's 3 months after the Sprint Note 4 got it.

When I had a Sprint Note 2, it beat the t-Mo Note 2 in updates as well.

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