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Samsung Galaxy series Android 6 Marhsmallow update roadmap: here is when you can expect it

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Samsung Galaxy series Android 6 Marhsmallow update roadmap: here is when you can expect it

Samsung has already started updating its Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge phones to Android 6 Marshmallow with the new and improved version of TouchWiz on top of that, but if you have some other Samsung phone, chances are that you don't know when and whether it will get updated.

We have now obtained information from a source familiar with Samsung's plans about the company's dates for the Android 6 Marshmallow update.

Good news is that all of last year's top Samsung phones should get updated to Android 6 by the end of March 2016, while last year's top Samsung phones will get updated in April and May. Samsung is even planning to update the Galaxy Alpha, a device released in late 2014, with the update for it coming in June 2016.

Here is the full list of top-priority Samsung phones due for update soon:

Next on line are devices that are not considered flagships, but will still get the Android 6 update. The list only mentions one such phone, but the list is likely a bit longer than that:

With the Galaxy A7 (2016) listed for update, it's reasonable to expect the Galaxy A5 (2016), and other mid-rangers to get updated to Android 6 this summer.

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posted on 01 Mar 2016, 04:44 9

1. shaineql (Posts: 342; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Its late , but they actualy brought s**tton of improvements rather than just bumping android version like all the other oems.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 06:55 1

21. mitchytan92 (Posts: 74; Member since: 02 Mar 2015)


True that. They always put effort to redesign their rom. Just look at the S6 Lollipop to S6 Marshmallow, the rom is totally redesigned with their own developed additional features and look at LG G4's Lollipop to Marshmallow, other that all those changes by Google, nothing has changed. The design is totally the same as well.

But still I would prefer if Samsung stop working so hard and just give us a rom close to stock.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 09:48

26. j2001m (Posts: 2755; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Look, they all take 1 year to come up with a new ver of the software, it's not like Samsung use stock android, they can easy call this there own os

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 15:23

36. megalosdog (Posts: 11; Member since: 06 Jan 2015)


I disagree. I don't think the majority of consumers would like sock android, I'm mean I'm a tech enthusiast and I don't particularly care for it.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 11:21

32. michaelny2001 (Posts: 86; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


yeah it is very late actually. By the time we get Marshmallow, google will come out with the next major update. my AT&T is slow with the updates to begin with so... it sucks. Oh and my note 4 has a super slow 4 code pin unlock. i guess it's the 5.1.1. don't know so the update would have been very welcomed.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 04:46 2

2. MartinR (Posts: 48; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


And these lists are soo fake, you wouldn't even believe it!

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 04:50 1

3. SpaceHamster (Posts: 6; Member since: 26 Jul 2015)


And here I am, sitting with my S5 mini that still doesn't have Lollipop

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 04:56 8

7. hoomanPeasants (unregistered)


What else were you expecting? Those mini were absolute trash and an epic failure. Even Samsung didn't bother with them and if my guess is correct, the series was sacked in 2015.

Next time buy a proper compact phone like the Xperia Z compact series(or maybe X compact from now on) or iPhones. And if you like Samsung this much(you shouldn't, their skin is terrible), you can buy older flagships if you can't afford newer one. My friend has an S4 and it's still getting updates after 3 years(mostly security patches, performance improvements and a few new features. Nothing earth shattering but quite nice for an old phone).

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 21:45

37. Stef23 (Posts: 2; Member since: 03 Mar 2016)


Galaxy Alpha was (and is) much better than any Xperia Z series.
Replaceable batteries giving it longevity, Amoled screen giving it efficiency in mixed content, support from Sasmung and IMO much more beatiful.

Way to go, by suggesting a Samsung fan to buy a Sony. He should had bought galaxy Alpha if he wanted a Samsung mini...

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 05:47 3

12. WPX00 (Posts: 193; Member since: 15 Aug 2015)


You're bluffing yourself if you think the S5 mini is a real mini version of the S5. The only real mini S5 was the Galaxy Alpha.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 10:12

30. hexa-core. (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 28 Feb 2016)


But the S4 mini got Kitkat, so S5 mini should have gotten Lollipop long ago!

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 21:46

38. Stef23 (Posts: 2; Member since: 03 Mar 2016)


Funny thing is that it actually had better SoC and (back) camera according to reviews, so in certain things it was a Galaxy 5.5 (in others a galaxy 4.5, though)

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 06:11

17. Shocky (Posts: 2059; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Samsung's Mini series are trash, what are you doing on an enthusiast forum when you own a S5 Mini? This is the wrong place for you .

Try Mumsnet.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 06:51

20. SpaceHamster (Posts: 6; Member since: 26 Jul 2015)


I bought it when my brother recommended it, but I guess by looking at the comment section here, everybody hates the mini's.
I don't have any problems with it, it's perfect for me.
BTW, next device would either be OnePlus X or Xiaomi Mi 5

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 07:11 1

22. sree2106 (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 Mar 2016)


you could see sammobile.

sammobile.com/firmwares/database/SM-G800F/

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 04:51

4. tntkz (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Mar 2016)


Not a word about Note 4 N910C

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 04:58

8. hoomanPeasants (unregistered)


Should be within one-two week window of the N910G. The only difference between the 2 variants(N910G and N910C) is the radio. So it doesn't take much time to roll out.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 04:53 4

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


this update was so worth the wait! my S6 got a new life thanx to MM..kudoz Sammy for this update

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 04:56 1

6. Totse2k15 (Posts: 446; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


Note 4 Marshmallow ftw!!

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 05:02 1

9. .KRATOS. (Posts: 300; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


Well they said they've released the update since the 15th of February globally but still we haven't got any in the middle east yet

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 05:12

10. scarface21173 (Posts: 118; Member since: 17 Aug 2014)


Still waiting for marshmallow on my s6 android n will be released soon.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 05:18

11. shaineql (Posts: 342; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Sook aka 7 months lol

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 06:08

15. Shocky (Posts: 2059; Member since: 16 May 2012)


So what? this isn't a Google device.

The jokes on you if you think this was unexpected.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 05:51

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


Do they actually mean March or next month? Been saying Marshmallow was going to be on the Note 5 in December 2015...

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 06:05

14. Shocky (Posts: 2059; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Flashed this last week, great update.

Phone definitely feels smoother in places, easily as smooth as my Pixel C.

Touchwiz has come a long way.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 06:10 1

16. Mreveryphone (Posts: 360; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


"Good news is that all of last year's top Samsung phones should get updated to Android 6 by the end of March 2016, while last year's top Samsung phones will get updated in April and May."

Definitely maybe...

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 06:23

18. hwb01 (Posts: 227; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


Plus extra 2 months for AT&T to do whatever they do with updates, add bloat, loose it, who knows really?

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 06:49

19. Mrinal (Posts: 36; Member since: 28 Feb 2016)


You all shouldn't accuse Samsung for delay in 6.0 update.
Its good to wait for updates, rather than getting buggy updates.
I won't say it will be bug free but will contain less bugs if its compared to other phones.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 07:57

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


I have the 920F XEF one and I can say that I have not seen any bugs so far and damn the phone is quick AF! :)

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 08:15

24. yemkoid (Posts: 25; Member since: 17 Aug 2015)


Next month for my N4 too late

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 09:09

25. mafijoco (Posts: 8; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)


So my galaxy s6 is SM-G920F it's not on the list means ? that it will not get it anytime soon ?

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 09:53

27. j2001m (Posts: 2755; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


S6 as been updated, if you not sim free you need to contact your network to se when it's going live as that not Samsung problem

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 06:51

35. mafijoco (Posts: 8; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)


It Has not been updaten since my s6 is unlocked .

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 10:00

28. janis (Posts: 243; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


my galaxys 6s edge still dont have update..

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 10:06

29. TheOldOne (Posts: 183; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


would you please leak the update itself, rather than the roadmap .... :(

...the first leak said January for Note5 :(

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 10:18

31. hexa-core. (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 28 Feb 2016)


Those were all rumors. But it's worth the wait.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 16:09

33. Fellwalker (Posts: 283; Member since: 04 Apr 2014)


Yet my tab s is stuck running Android 4.4.2. That was a flagship, and can still be bought new from Samsung.

posted on 05 Mar 2016, 17:59

39. ParaDoX94 (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Mar 2016)


What? That device has had Lollipop since the summer of 2015 at least. I got it to my device by then but then i had though luck and it broke (wasn't related to the update).

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 16:15

34. joevsyou (Posts: 666; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


as much as i love samsung phones over other androids, These updates are really getting old!

You make the best android phones out there yet slack off with updating

posted on 10 Mar 2016, 04:06

40. teeemr_09 (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Mar 2016)


What about Phase 2? I expected the Marshmallow update on my Samsung Galaxy J2.

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