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Still waiting for Marshmallow on your Galaxy? Grab this theme if you want to check out the new "squircle" icons!

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Still waiting for Marshmallow on your Galaxy? Grab this theme if you want to check out the new
Last month, Samsung started pushing the long-awaited Android 6 Marshmallow update to Galaxy S6 and S6 edge units in South Korea. It's only reasonable to expect a global rollout any moment now, but if you happen to have a carrier-issued device, it may take a bit longer for you, sadly.

Truth be told, Marshmallow doesn't bring that much to the table for Samsung's flagships, since almost every feature that's new to Android with this build already has a TouchWiz analog. Fingerprint scanner support? Of course it's there. Doze mode? Samsung has the Smart Manager, which is supposed to work for a similar effect. Granular app permissions and Google Now on Tap are, however, going to be new features for the older Galaxies, and we do hope that Android 6 will work towards making Samsung's phones more stable and snappy. And, of course, there's a small visual update to the interface, transofming the system icons and changing the color of the notifications drawer.

So, while you may have to wait a bit more to get the actual Marshmallow update, you are now able to check out the aesthetics of Sammy's new interface thanks to a theme by developer Lucas Kendi. Naturally, you need to own a Sammy handset that supports themes – a model dating from Galaxy S6 and up. All you need to do is go to Settings -> Themes -> Theme Store and look for TouchWiz 6.0. You will also get a couple of the new Galaxy S7 wallpapers to go along with it. Alternatively, if you don't like all the blinding whites in the theme, you can check out TouchWiz 6.0 Dark for a more subdued experience.


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posted on 15 Mar 2016, 09:48 4

1. barcas (Posts: 48; Member since: 01 Sep 2014)


Why are the squircles being linked to Marshmallow? My S6 edge got an update months ago which changed them & i only got Marshmallow last week

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 09:54 9

2. tyrionTheWise (unregistered)


"Truth be told, Marshmallow doesn't bring that much to thetable for Samsung's flagships"

You are so wrong. I'll be listing the changes :

1. It fixes the lag and stutter that is plaguing the 5.1.1 firmware.
2. Fixes RAM management.
3. Brings pro mode in camera.
4. Scrolling screenshot, directional audio recording.
5. Doze.
6. Support for Google fingerprint API. also fingerprint seems much faster based on reviews. On par with iPhone 6s.

Android 6.0 doesn't offer much new. But Samsung has fixed a lot if issues with the build. Personally I don't care about the android version since there isn't much change, but this update is really good.

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 09:58

3. ihearlivepplz (Posts: 77; Member since: 06 Jul 2015)


Pro mode? Haven't we already had that since launch day?

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 10:10 3

7. Shocky (Posts: 2232; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Updated Pro mode from the Note 5 and S6+, shutter speed control and raw support.

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 10:14

9. tyrionTheWise (unregistered)


The pro mode we got from launch was more like noob mode. The main spotlight of a pro mode is to adjust shutter speed, and proper white balance. Both of which are fixed with the MM update as shutter controls are added and you get WB in kelvin readings.

Also, you get RAW DNG support, which is not super useful, but not bad either.

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 10:24

15. Shocky (Posts: 2232; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Yes, Pro mode on the Galaxy S6 was a bit useless.

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 10:08

6. Heisenberg (Posts: 86; Member since: 11 Feb 2015)


How do you take scrolling shots on s6 running MM?
How u take RAW photos on S6 running MM?
Pls kindly respond. Thanks

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 10:12 1

8. tyrionTheWise (unregistered)


Just take a regular screenshot. There will be an option on bottom left for scrolling screenshot. It's called 'capture more'.

For RAW photos, go to pro mode. Now go to camera settings and Enable raw capture.

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 10:19

12. Heisenberg (Posts: 86; Member since: 11 Feb 2015)


Thanks buddy. Got it correctly but the issue nw is how to use the pro mode. Pls can u help on this?

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 10:33

16. Shocky (Posts: 2232; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Really? Not sure if serious, Click on mode and then "Pro"

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 10:35

17. Heisenberg (Posts: 86; Member since: 11 Feb 2015)


Yh I knw but I meant how to do pro with the manual settings

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 10:58

22. Shocky (Posts: 2232; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Maybe, consult Google, "basic photography" :-)

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 10:19

13. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


Thanks. I was't aware of that. I'll check it out in a moment.

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 10:53 1

21. devoTECH (Posts: 11; Member since: 11 Mar 2016)


Thank you for properly pointing out the addition of Doze. Smart Manager, depending the carrier (Verizon does this for sure), comes turned off.

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 15:37 1

32. hwb01 (Posts: 251; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


No smart manager on AT&T either. I'm getting real tired of them messing with the software like this. I guess Smart Manager also helps with 4G Usage.

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 11:03

25. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8344; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Samsung cameras already have a pro mode
Samsung phones already have scrolling snapshot (S7, Note 5)

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 11:28 2

27. tyrionTheWise (unregistered)


Well, I was referring to the S6. S6 has none. Pro mode lacks shutter speed and WB sliders. And scrolling snapshot is completely absent.

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 15:43

33. johanbiff (Posts: 388; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)


Amen brother! a really good update!

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 10:02

4. Ordinary (Posts: 2177; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


Got the dark version on Galaxy A5

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 10:08

5. cripton805 (Posts: 1421; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


Honestly. Im just waiting for folders in the app drawer. But it will never happen because they want to get rid of the app drawer. rofl

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 10:15 4

11. tyrionTheWise (unregistered)


Umm what? Folders in app drawer are supported in Samsung phones for years now.

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 14:56

30. cripton805 (Posts: 1421; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


Um... Not all of us are using Samsung phones or phones with a skin at all.

I have a Nexus. Pure android.

I'm using Nova Launcher, but if Android used folders in the App drawer and hidden apps, then I'd be using Google Now Launcher.

I'm using the most recent version M on 6.0.1

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 15:01 1

31. tyrionTheWise (unregistered)


This is a Samsung article. Your comment makes no sense then.

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 10:15

10. MrHate (Posts: 217; Member since: 09 Feb 2015)


Sammy boys as always having to wait for a new update for ages. What's new?

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 10:23 1

14. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


Samsung users as always having to get bashed by you since ages.
What's new, either?

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 10:45

20. MrHate (Posts: 217; Member since: 09 Feb 2015)


Sir I'm just saying the undeniable truth. Having to wait almost 6 month for an update on a phone that was just half a year old when Marshmallow came out isn't something that the top smartphone manufacturer in the world should be doing.

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 10:58

23. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


You do know how reasource-heavy Sammy's TouchWiz is, right? And regarding the number of carrier models Samsung has, and Google needing to check and certify updates before OEMs can release it... All that process takes quite some time!

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 11:07

26. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1112; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Of course updates are everything, I'd buy a lower quality phone that receives updates faster over a great phone that has slow updates, updates makes or breaks a phone, right? /s

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 13:00

28. MrHate (Posts: 217; Member since: 09 Feb 2015)


You don't get my point Fanboys. If I pay almost a thousand bucks for a premium phone I expect to get the best out of the best. I don't want to stand in the dark waiting for updates over half a year while other phones already get it.
Why can't I get a good phone AND fast updates? It doesn't have to be just one of them. And this is were a lot of Android OEMs are a LOT behind compared to the Nexus series and the iPhone's.

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 13:20

29. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


Won't Android OEMs want to release updates as fast as Apple if it was not complex as it is?

Comparing iOS updates versus Android's is IRRELEVANT!

Apple makes the iOS and can release the update directly, without any additional testing.

Samsung takes the Android from Google, modifies it by putting it's UI on it. Then Google needs to verify the Samsung-modded Android, before Samsung can release it.

And the carriers too have to review the Samsung-modded Android, then put their own carrier bloatware.

Apple goes through none of those processes in order to release iOS updates!

And again I recall: Apple makes the iOS, so it can release it quicker.

Samsung does have to wait for Google's Android release, then TouchWiz it.

Do you understand how that works?

Google won't let anyone change the core codes of Android.
So, Samsung can't integrate TW into Android itself, but can only make TouchWiz as a layer which runs atop Android, and not part of Android itself.

It takes a lot of time testing and polishing!

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 17:54

35. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1112; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Fanboy? Are you incapable of analyzing my username?
So if anyone defended any company from trolls he's automatically a fanboy? Wow, much logic.
Samsung takes a long time to update their phone becausethey have lots of extra value added features, also blame the stupid carriers for adding extra time in making updates.
As a software engineer I can say that it is not everything is not as easy as it looks.

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 10:35

18. bodzio1809 (Posts: 356; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


I want dark version for my S7E from Poland and I can't find it...

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 10:40

19. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8344; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Other than the background on the folders being white, the icons dont look any different than the icons on the updated TouchWiz that came on the Galaxy S6's and Note 5.

Am I missing something?

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 11:01

24. lemonboy (Posts: 2; Member since: 25 Oct 2014)


I have a feeling i need to wait atleast 2 months more till i get my 6.0 on my Note5 N9200.

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 18:28

36. jeroome86 (Posts: 848; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


I have a feeling I have to root to put on Note 3.

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 16:36

34. Coconut00 (Posts: 463; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)


No themes for 2014 devices :/

posted on 16 Mar 2016, 01:51

38. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1491; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


they weren't advertised as compatible with the theme store right?

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 20:31

37. KingSam (Posts: 119; Member since: 13 Mar 2016)


CyanogenMod ftw

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