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Samsung's latest Marshmallow update schedule leak reveals Note 5 moved to Q1

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Samsung's latest Marshmallow update schedule leak reveals Note 5 moved to Q1
Samsung is said to move a lot of its handset production to Vietnam next year, where it's had factories for a while. The goal is to have about 40% of Samsung's mobile gadgets made there, though it's not clear whether this will include the upcoming Galaxy S7 flagship, too. The Vietnamese tech blogs used to out a lot of Samsung gear before it's a fact, up until the Galaxy S III or so, when Samsung finally cracked down on those leaky insiders there. 

Hopefully, with the move to expand Samsung's Vietnam facilities and production, we will see some precious leaks trickling down from there again, and it might indeed be so. First in line is Samsung's Android 6.0 Marshmallow update roadmap, whose supposed latest revision you are seeing below, and there are quite a few changes from the last version that leaked out.

The Note 5's update, which looked imminent before, as it was the only Samsung phone scheduled for Q4 2015, has now been pushed for Q1 2016. Actually, all of Samsung's newer phones are now set for a Marshmallow-ed TouchWiz in the next quarter, while some golden oldies like the Galaxy Alpha, and a bunch of Samsung tablets, will remain for the second quarter of 2016. Given that it's already mid-December, and there is no Android 6.0 hitting Note 5 handsets yet, the leaked schedule below might have some merit, after all.

Manufacturers usually start updating their most popular phones within three months of Google releasing the source code for its newest Android version, so a Q1 schedule is nothing out of the ordinary for the S6, Note 5, and below. Unfortunately, the October outing of the Marshmallow source code also means that the new A-series 2016 of Samsung wasn't prepped with Android 6.0 in mind, but hopefully Samsung will update them to Marshmallow soon after their launch.

Samsung's latest Marshmallow update schedule leak reveals Note 5 moved to Q1

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posted on 15 Dec 2015, 03:05 3

1. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Samsung better make the update bug-free and improve performance/battery life so it's worth the wait. If it's anything like their 5.1.1 crap, I will never update.

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 03:56 7

3. phonearenarocks (Posts: 329; Member since: 26 Mar 2015)


It isnt that bad on my S6 Edge.

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 07:00

22. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Now it isn't. It was bad initially. They fixed it with various updates

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 07:12 2

25. Kakarotto (Posts: 253; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


So why do you say it's crap when it's fixed? My S6 has excellent battery life.

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 08:04

29. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


It's not crap. It was crap.

It's like this. I know even if marshmallow is crap they will fix it. But I don't want the same as what happened with 5.1.1( crap update then getting fixed later ). I want it to be as stable as it is now, if not more.

posted on 16 Dec 2015, 07:53

54. Shocky (unregistered)


The first 5.1.1 update was fine on my S6, don't understand why you're still making a fuss about this.

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 08:49 1

35. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8985; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Because he is trolling, even if he has a Samsung. he is on the fence like many :-0

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 08:13 1

31. ph00ny (Posts: 1201; Member since: 26 May 2011)


5.1 on the note 5 isn't bad at all. i agree with you 100% on taking their time to create a good firmware

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 08:48

34. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8985; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


My device came with 5.1.1. There is nothing wrong with it. I haven't had any issues.

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 09:52

41. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


You know it's different for note 5. I am talking about the 5.1.1 update, not the pre installed firmware. You have no idea. It took them 3 months to fix it.

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 12:31

50. BLUEBLASTER (Posts: 283; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)


Nice joke!

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 03:49 2

2. Gaurav008 (Posts: 328; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Wow! No update for the flagship tablet from last year. Tab S 1st generation. Niceeee.

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 04:13 2

5. iM2.0 (banned) (Posts: 52; Member since: 14 Dec 2015)


Thats why my friend, you should get an iPad instead of that garbage!

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 04:25 16

7. rd_nest (Posts: 1593; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Another iDiot spotted.

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 05:46 2

14. Pattyface (Posts: 1531; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


The tab series is garbage though... Can't say I'm much for the iPad either.. With that being said the iPad is the better tablet of the two as far as getting updates

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 08:52

37. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8985; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


All the updates are for crap[ that was broken. What new features did the updates bring? NONE. Only the Air 2 got split-screen. I failed to see why you bragging bout updates that were 99.0% to fix shiznit that didnt work.

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 10:11

46. Andrewtst (Posts: 614; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


I switch out my rubbish iPad Air 2 with Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0

Happily ever the decision. Tab S2 is far far better.

posted on 16 Dec 2015, 13:42

55. true1984 (Posts: 822; Member since: 23 May 2012)


the tab series is garbage. the tab s series is another story. i was on the fence between that and the z4, but i went with the z4 due to my past experiences with samsung tablets

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 07:04 1

24. maherk (Posts: 3498; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


He has a point though. As someone who had the Tab S before, and been using an iPad Mini for 3 days, and the experience on it is nothing like that on the Tab S.
While I never experienced any lag on the Tab S, the iPad mini still feels a lot smoother, and the quality of apps in the App Store demolished the apps found in the play store.

I would never go back and settle for a Tab S, and I am-and for the 1st time ever- looking forward to September 2016 to see what will the iPhone 7 bring.
While I still believe that Samsung flagships(both phones and tablets) have the better hardware, and even looks better(this year's models), I think the quality of apps and their optimization, add to that the quick updates, have made me appreciate iOS a whole lot more, and settle for Apple'd hardware in favor of this overall experience.

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 08:05 1

30. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


I get what you mean. That's why I always have an android phone and iPad as my combo. Loving both equally.

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 08:16 1

32. maherk (Posts: 3498; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I gotta think jeddi, I never thought that I will get an iPad before, I was selling my Nexus 7 to get the Tab S2 8.0.
But a good chat with him, and a great deal on an iPad mini 3, made me get one and I am loving it.

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 08:27

33. maherk (Posts: 3498; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Thank**

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 09:53 1

42. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


I think a mini 2 is a better deal than a mini 3. The only difference is touchID and 100$ for that is too crazy.

That is, unless you got it for around the same price as the mini 2.

Tab S lags like a piece of junk. S2 is better but still not worth it. The screen is nice but there is nothing to like despite it. Android is too heavy on battery and can never give you battery life like on an iPad. And the apps are lovely.

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 10:01

44. maherk (Posts: 3498; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


iPad mini 2 costs $270 whereas the mini 3 costs $345. But the deal I got was a sealed mini 3 for $300, and I think the touch id is well worth the extra $30.

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 10:06

45. maherk (Posts: 3498; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


And man regarding the battery, I always thought Apple fanboys are exaggerating when they talk about standby on iPhones, but I was surprised when I got mine only to notice that you barely lose any juice when your not using it.
Yesterday I took it off the charger at around 10 am, and when I went to use it at around 4 pm, the iPad's battery was still at 100%.
Tizen is also great when it comes to battery life, the Gear S2 is so fluid with an amazing battery life compared to what I get on my HW.

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 10:55 2

47. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


The standby is amazing. You don't need it that much on a phone since you charge it once a day anyway. But you may not use the tablet for a week and you need that standby. It loses less than 5% in a week. This is the reason I bash android so bad regarding battery.

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 11:51

48. darkkjedii (Posts: 20148; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Glad you're liking it bro, it's a very solid device, and when you decide to sell it...it'll have good resale value. +1

You get used to the black bars lol.

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 12:11 1

49. maherk (Posts: 3498; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


So far, so good.
And yes, I did lol Probably because I had also black bars on the Nexus 7.

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 12:43 1

51. darkkjedii (Posts: 20148; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I may need your help on my Gear S. Stay tuned lol.

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 13:04 1

53. maherk (Posts: 3498; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


You won't, tizen is the easiest OS you will come along. You will love it

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 08:55

38. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8985; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Oh boy here we go with the iPad Mini feels smoother. because it doesn't do anything.
I never understood the need to compre iOS with TouchWiz on Samsung devices.

I will take the beautiful 2460x1600 resolution over the mini any day. And the Tab hasn't too long got 5.1.1. I wished I had kept my Tab S.

High resolution, split-screen, dual speakers, expandable storage, better cameras and so much more.

It doesn't matter if the iPad right now got 50 updates, it will still do less than a Tab S.

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 09:14 1

40. maherk (Posts: 3498; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


You do realize that iPads come with steroe speakers? Ans that the Mini 2,3 and 4 has a higher ppi than the S2 8.0, and that the S2 9.7 has the same ppi as the iPad Air?

This is why no one takes you seriously, there is no match to your fanboyism.

And expandable memory? Aren't you the same guy who has beem defending Samsung's decision to get rid of expandable memory?

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 06:14

18. bambamboogy02 (Posts: 523; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


Troll somewhere else.

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 08:51

36. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8985; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


You could give the iPad 50 updates, and it will still do less than the Tab S.

At least the Tab has Splitscreen on ALL IT MODELS. Not like the iPad which only has it on 2 devices? So yea. You can brag about updates when they contain nothing but the crap Apple didn't fix before they sold you the piece of junk.

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 04:07 1

4. Kumar123 (Posts: 559; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Pathetic, really pathetic. That's why people you should buy Nexus or Moto.

If you live in USA then iPhone is the best choice but if you not want to go into apple ecosystem then Nexus or Moto is your best bet. Save your money buying these cr@p phones buy phones that gives you faster updates and better security.

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 04:16 1

6. iM2.0 (banned) (Posts: 52; Member since: 14 Dec 2015)


A better idea would not to even buy a Nexus or a Moto but get a iPhone instead! Pure value-for-money

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 04:32 12

9. rd_nest (Posts: 1593; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Ahh, I thought you are just an iDiot. I overestimated your brain.

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 05:51

16. iM2.0 (banned) (Posts: 52; Member since: 14 Dec 2015)


Jealous much?

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 05:47 4

15. Pattyface (Posts: 1531; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


Troll much?

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 07:13

26. sissy246 (Posts: 715; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


Pure value for money, yeah if it was priced at what it should be at , about $500. Icrap is the worst for being over priced for what you get.

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 04:31 5

8. rd_nest (Posts: 1593; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


What has security got to do with 6.0 update? Android version has nothing to do with security fixes. Samsung updates security patches independent of Android version.

http://security.samsungmobile.com/smrupdate.html

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 04:52

10. joevsyou (Posts: 706; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


however sammy makes far better phones so pick your poison.

What google needs to do as they are in charge of android, they should have standards and agreements with ANY company that uses android. As it is only hurting the android name in the long run.

1~ Require all products that ship with android be updated for 2 years
2~google should work better with it's partners to give the latest android update to all the other company's,
3~They have X amount of time to push out the latest update
4~ google should take charge of pushing out updates to all phones
5~ Remove carriers control of pushing out updates and removing key android features

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 07:01

23. rd_nest (Posts: 1593; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


^^

1. Google should properly test the software before releasing. Every new version is plauged with bugs. They even managed to mess up silent mode! Takes a proper genius to do that.

2. 5.0 was major release, to fix that they had to release 5.01, 5.0.2. That's just inase level of inefficiency.

3. They they release 5.1. What's new? Nothing major. Quick settings, dual SIM support, HD voice, factory reset changes, etc.,
Why can't google just do these all at same time? There is no logic to have another .1 update just for these small features.

4. What changed in 5.1.1? Again nothing major. So from 5.0 -> 5.1.1 there was like 4 incremental upgrades with almost everything bug fixes. No major consumer feature, but they just kept fixing bugs all these while. How are manufacturer's supposed to keep up if there is no much change in code?

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 05:07 1

12. senseiJ (Posts: 139; Member since: 02 May 2015)


So I should buy a phone purely for the software experience. What a pathetic suggestion.

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 05:05 3

11. Lycan155 (Posts: 249; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


Pathetic i hate that about samsung … good thing i went with an iphone 6s updates go live for everyone in the world at the same time day

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 06:11 1

17. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1221; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


If it were that easy they would have done it also.
You seriously don't know enough about tech and programming.

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 06:49

21. Cicero (Posts: 861; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


Instead of daily looking for software updates better try to use more of its facilities (hardware and software). Else why you should do system update (upgrade?!) for internet browsing, FB, WU, calls and text messages? Do you expect that new update will bring you 18 hrs of SOT instead of your actually 4 hrs now? LOL

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 09:12

39. natypes (Posts: 1081; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


Yeah and how is that working lol. bug fix after bug fix only to fix about half of them. iOS 9 is a mess. iOS keeps getting worse and worse the more features it copies from Android.

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 05:26

13. csacseg (Posts: 8; Member since: 21 May 2014)


Note4 In Hungary updated to 6.0

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 06:17 3

19. GreatBigPhoney (Posts: 61; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


"I am utterly shocked by this delay in Samsung pushing out an update" - No one, ever. Hopefully they'll release 6.0.1 since they're taking a long time.

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 06:38

20. cdm283813 (Posts: 314; Member since: 10 Jan 2015)


So glad I left Samsung a few months ago. My only issue today is do I take the Nexus 6 or iPhone 6s.

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 07:23

27. jeroome86 (Posts: 914; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Phone of the year should get the update now. Not sometime next quarter. Get with the program. Jeez.

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 07:25

28. sissy246 (Posts: 715; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


I don't get it , what is the big hurry about updates. My GS5 and my note 5 are running just fine and so is my son and husbands GS6's. So it's like when we get we get it. We didn't get the phones because they were going to be getting updates we got them because we wanted them for what they are now. What come later will get here when it does.

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 12:48

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


I might really hate myself for what I'm going to say since I consider myself a man that suports feminism, but seriously you can't deny that you are a woman for what you said in this coment.

posted on 15 Dec 2015, 09:57

43. Coconut00 (Posts: 474; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)


Just happy that the Alpha is getting it. Hopefully we see a sequel someday.

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