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

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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


Thanks for the tip!

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: 344; 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: 409; 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: 257; 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: 453; 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: 257; 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: 1762; 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: 257; 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: 471; 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: 1071; 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 (Posts: 402; Member since: 23 Dec 2013)


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 (Posts: 394; 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 (Posts: 2222; Member since: 16 May 2012)


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: 182; 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: 1579; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


2GB ram excuse incoming from Samsung

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 06:44

40. WPX00 (Posts: 217; 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: 3713; 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: 3713; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I have no idea what you just said.

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 02:21

94. aru2hot (Posts: 20; 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: 38; 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: 469; 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: 38; 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: 682; 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: 947; 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.

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 01:24 4

4. phonehome (Posts: 485; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


One thing Apple does better (Android fans need not reply).

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 01:25 16

6. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Yeah, just like the iOS 9.1 update which has rendered my air 2 a stuttery mess. If I knew that, I would forever stay at 9.0.

And this is not new. It happens every damn year. Last year half the features were broken till 8.1.3 fixed them.

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 01:53

9. phonehome (Posts: 485; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


I never update until bugs are pretty much gone. The only exception was with iOS 3.1 on my 3GS because *had to* have Bluetooth headset voice dialing (at a time when it was still popular to use such).

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 02:12 16

12. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Then you have to wait for a few months, which is the same as android devices, making your above point moot.

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 03:08 6

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


The same? Are you serious?

GS4 and GN3 owners will have to wait literally forever in order to get rid of the buggy Lollipop.

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 03:48 17

22. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


You shouldn't be rocking a 3 year old phone anyway and expect software updates.

If you want software support for more than 2 years, get an iPhone, as simple as that. And then cry when the last update makes your phone run like garbage.

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 04:38 4

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


Who are you to define garbage for other people?

Mt sis is VERY pleased with iOS9.x on her 4s.

And do tell me where GS2 stopped getting updates.

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 06:12 6

34. Diezparda (Posts: 833; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


Oh did she ever get side by side comparison with newer flagship or even mid-range device that been release this year? 4s was an old device and slowpoke compared to my m8. More like you shouldn't expect good performance.

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 10:07 6

65. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1107; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Don't bother explaining, and idiot like him will never understand.

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 06:18 9

35. Ordinary (Posts: 2175; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


http://cdn2.itpro.co.uk/sites/itpro/files/styles/insert_main_image/public/2015/09/performance.jpg?itok=ewTrJ_B4

Give it a look since now you are unbanned.

Cheers till next ban.

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 09:37 2

60. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1107; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Still crying about your old phone not get any updates?

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 09:49 4

62. meanestgenius (Posts: 9613; Member since: 28 May 2014)


"Who are you to define garbage for other people?"

Isn't that what YOU do on almost every Android-related article? Don't you attempt to define Android as "garbage" for other people every chance you get with your incessant trolling?

This is a true example of "Pot, meet Kettle" if there ever was one.

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 10:17 4

68. VZWuser76 (Posts: 3763; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Who are you to do so? I've got a Nexus 7 and a Droid Turbo both of which either are on or were on LP. I had no issues with either, yet you proclaim that it's bug infested. I could say the same about iPhone users complaining about the new updates in the support forums. Their issues seem to be as widespread as any with Android.

You know if everyone just used what they liked and didn't have to get into a pissing match with people who use something different, there wouldn't be any of this pedantic bickering. But everyone apparently has to justify their choice and the only way to do that is to tear down what other people like.

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 06:29

36. saffant (Posts: 271; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)


2yrs old

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 06:39

38. Wiencon (Posts: 1762; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Usually I agree with You, but iP5 works flawlessly on iOS9, 4S gets slow but c'mon it's 4 years old device.

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 09:47

61. jeroome86 (Posts: 837; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Why not? You can with iOS. My Note 3 will be just for storage and a few games now. Daily driver a 6s plus. The thing is Lollipop was a terrible update and still can't use my Nexus 7.

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 12:15 1

72. epdm2be (Posts: 471; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


Apple is as worse as Samsung. In the end all these companies care is the money in your wallet. Despite the fact that their upper level management is already filthy rich and don't need the disgusting bonuses while their low-level employees remain into poverty.

One prime example that shows the true face of capitalism is Microsoft. Bill Gates is again the richest man on the planet. He's doing charity with his wife as a hobby yet they discarded their recent acquired employees like garbage. Instead of keeping the jobs and secure the welfare of these people! Most of them are now driven into unemployment while their former bosses wallow in their wealth. It's disgusting!

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 20:00

87. joevsyou (Posts: 682; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


DUH companies care about profits and your money, they are not charities... and DUH upper level management is going make the most money, Bill gates is basically retired... He has nothing to do with Microsoft anymore, He's has a stock in the company and gets his cut every month because HE a a founding member.

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 18:24

83. UglyFrank (Posts: 1579; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


9.1 is definitely better than iOS 7 was on my iPad Air, that was the worst software version ever. Random restarts every other other.
I hope that my S5 gets marshmallow or I'll have to move to a Z5 Premium or wait for a Z6 P.

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 02:07 5

11. rd_nest (Posts: 1589; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


It's comparing apples to oranges, different situation and different environment.

1. Apple are using their own OS, Samsung/other vendors use an OS from Google. Hypothetically, if Apple was using Android, they would also be late compared to when Google release next version of OS.

2. On same note, I can say that Apple can never delay, because there is simply no yardstick to compare against. If you are the only person in a race, you will always come first. no matter how slow you run.

3. And Android is different for each vendor. The framework might be same, but each version is a whole lot different. So comparing Google's Android to Samsung's is useless. Samsung has lot more customization, and lot more work to do compared to say Motorola.

There is no ultimate right method, there are just different methods.

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 08:03 4

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


1. Why should Apple use Android when they have their own, proper OS?

2. Do you think it's a granted job for Apple updating their own OS in time? Why doesn't Google update old Nexus' prior to the launch of new ones like Apple has always been doing?
Where is JB for Nexus S?
Where is KK for Galaxy Nexus?
Where is Marshmallow for Nexus 4?

3. What's the benefit in that for consumers? It sucks. That's all.

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 09:57 7

63. meanestgenius (Posts: 9613; Member since: 28 May 2014)


But how much of a "benefit" is it for consumers if Apple updating older hardware only breaks the phone?

It's called "Planned Obsolescence through Updates".

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 11:41 3

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


Isn't it what SheepDroids want to believe? Again, 4s is perfectly fine with iOS9.x. I can tell you this first hand. What does make you think it's crippled?

The fact is that the Android OEMs are starving. Don't you ever wonder why? What's fundamentally wrong with Android?

Consumers simply don't feel well served with Android phones.
Consumers simply don't think Android phones are worth much.

Ask yourself why.

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 12:54 5

76. meanestgenius (Posts: 9613; Member since: 28 May 2014)


http://bgr.com/2014/09/17/iphone-4s-and-ipad-2-ios-8-update/

And that's just one of many links listing how iOS updates break older models. And let's not forget the countless complaints in iOS related forums.

I can also tell you first hand how iOS 9 caused stuttering on my iPad Air 2. It's completely laughable that iCult followers such as yourself feel that iOS updates are flawless, despite evidence to the contrary.

The fact is also that iOS sales have plateaued. Why do you think that despite such good sales, that iOS market share either remains stagnant, or in recent cases, drops worldwide?Why is it that iPad sales have fallen off a cliff? Why did Apple have to render older iPad models obsolete, as well older iPhone models, by not including all of the features in them that iOS 9 has brought with it? Could it be that consumers are realizing that Apple is pulling the wool (pun intended) over their eyes? For the most part, only iOS users purchase new iPhones. That's evident by iPhone market share not increasing. Ask yourself why that is.

Android OEM's updating their hardware isn't the best, but don't sit their and act like iOS updates are flawless, because they're far from it.

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 17:58

82. Diezparda (Posts: 833; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


Consumers simply don't think android are worth...? kay so which OS dominating smartphone market? I should know it's useless to go against someone religion (in your case it's Apple).

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 21:59

92. Rocket (Posts: 182; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


lies, my wifes iphone 4s is almost unusable after ios9 lags like a Android phone running eclair.

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 10:08 1

66. VZWuser76 (Posts: 3763; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


1. I take it you missed where he said it was an Apple's and oranges comparison. He said IF Apple used Android, a hypothetical meant to try and make it an apples to apples comparison.

2. When you controls everything in the update line, of course you should be fast with updates. As far as the Nexus models you mentioned, the Nexus S and Nexus 4 would have to cut out most of the features of JB and MM respectively, and that wouldn't go over well, as evidenced when OEMS have done that just to say they updated the device. Apple users seem to have no problems with that. And the Galaxy Nexus runs a CPU made by a manufacturer who has exited the mobile field a long time ago. Without updated drivers, there's no way to update it.

3. The benefit is choice, which seems to be something iPhone users don't like outside of color, storage capacity, and now, screen size. With Android there are any number of different sizes, form factors, features, materials, UI experiences, and price points. I've never understood why people are so against having more choices, that's a GOOD thing. You can pick what best suits your needs and personalize your device more. I've heard people moan about the huge number of choices thru something like Moto Maker like it's a bad thing. There's just so many choices, how will I make the right one? Simple, choose what you like, period. It should be about what you want, not what someone else tells you to want nor about what everyone else has.

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 12:22 2

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


2. What features? What a lame excuse!
And I know very well about TI abandoning OMAP. But wasn't it Google who chose the chip? Google makes a mistake and consumers suffer. It it OK for you? Google didn't even apologize.

3. Choices? So what? That would be great if I needed dozens of phones, but most people don't need that many. Result: No one makes money with Android™

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 13:27 4

78. VZWuser76 (Posts: 3763; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Funny you should say that being an Apple fan. What their excuse for being lame?

And do you seriously think that Google knew that TI was going to exit the business when they chose them, are you really that thick?

It's not about needing dozens of smartphone, it's about finding one that fits your needs better than others. Even all but the most delusional fanboys realize that there is no one smartphone that works for everyone person. I guess you fall in the other camp. And why do you care what any of these companies make?

posted on 15 Nov 2015, 04:16

25. jerrycutshaw (Posts: 43; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


Indeed! One thing about Steve "My way or the highway" Jobs that I think really served the customer well is not allowing the carriers into the OS upgrade cycle. For instance my Sony Xperia Z3 won't even get the Marshmallow update on a phone that's BARELY a year old! Why? Because Tmo doesn't see it worth their dev time to approve the MM update that Sony will put out. I love Tmo except for stuff like this. Thank your lucky stars Sammy fan you picked a relevant platform!

Keep in mind Windows handsets also handle updates the same way so that means that ONLY Android is held captive by carriers.

This is TOTAL BS! HEY GOOGLE. . .FORCE ALL CARRIER bloatware, integration, etc. to the Play Store so that updates can be handled by you via OTA. Android fans before you throw the "then go Nexus" at me line. Nexus just aren't good. They have poor battery life unless you want a large made in China device. I won't buy a made in China device because China is well known to reverse engineer equipment and place "tracking" chips that designer never intended. Look it up its not a conspiracy theory. Also I have a friend that handles FireWall security for Government.

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