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Surprise! Verizon's Note 5 nabs the first Android 6.0 Marshmallow carrier update, here's the changelog

Surprise! Verizon's Note 5 nabs the first Android 6.0 Marshmallow carrier update, here's the changelog
Back in December, we got a tip depicting a new Android update roadmap for Samsung devices that moved the Note 5 from the previously rumored Q4 2015 update queue for Marshmallow, to Q1 2016. Afterwards, Samsung announced an official beta testing program for Marshmallow on the AT&T Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925A), AT&T Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920A), Verizon Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925V), and Verizon Galaxy S6 edge+ (SM-G928V).

Fast forward a couple of weeks, and it is actually Note 5 users on Verizon who will be the lucky first souls to own a top-shelf Samsung on a US carrier, and get the newest Android plus all the goods Samsung wrapped up, like a new browser or the Cross App multitasking. The update has a software version of MMB29K.N920VVRU2BPB2, and brings all the Marshmallow features like the battery-saving Doze mode, or the ability to swap things like the stock dialer with a third-party app. Verizon has added a few twists of its own like enabling Wi-Fi Calling and YouTube Live Broadcast so that you can stream whatever is around you on your channel.

The notification bar area, which was arguably the biggest eyesore of TouchWiz, has now received a white theme with light blue accents, and the whole interface, as well as the keyboard, have become faster and more responsive, thanks to this new TouchWiz on Marshmallow combo. Check out the screenshots from the official Android 6.0 update. 'squircle' icons and all, in the slideshow below.


source: Verizon

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posted on 04 Mar 2016, 08:17

1. vicare2017 (Posts: 17; Member since: 14 Jan 2015)


Galaxy S6 edge+ (SM-G928F) in Denmark has got it :-)

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 08:22 9

2. tedkord (Posts: 11712; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Great, now I'm going to spend the whole day tapping "Check for Update."

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 08:24

4. joeytaylor (Posts: 445; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


Let me know how it works for ya....and if there are any improvements to anything. ...especially apps in the background

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 08:36

5. natypes (Posts: 1093; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


lol me too. Already 0-1

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 10:51

14. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1498; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


Your going to break Undertaker's streak if you continue doing this lol

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 09:40

10. vicare2017 (Posts: 17; Member since: 14 Jan 2015)


In Denmark Samsung only released in via Smart Switch no OTA

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 14:27

24. Penny (Posts: 1648; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


I got lucky. Didn't even read the news, just randomly checked today because I had like 20 other app updates, so I figured something might be up.

Downloading now!

posted on 06 Mar 2016, 10:51

37. sgtdisturbed47 (Posts: 559; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


I was checking every morning hoping there was the Marshmallow update waiting for me.

It's a shame I had to get a replacement Verizon Note5 4 times in 3 months because of the charging system failing (one of the replacements had a bad charging system right out the box), so I dumped it for the LG V10 to hold me over until the Note 6 arrives this Fall.

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 08:23

3. joeytaylor (Posts: 445; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


I think they are referring to the U.S.

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 08:44 1

6. KeyserSoze (Posts: 139; Member since: 06 Oct 2014)


Meh, the bigger question is: will Note6 have IP68 and will it get Android 7 on release?

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 08:50

7. Zack_2014 (Posts: 378; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


It will definitely have IP68 but not Android 7.0 for sure.
Android 7.0 will come with the S8.

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 08:56

8. KeyserSoze (Posts: 139; Member since: 06 Oct 2014)


I dunno, seems pretty hard to waterproof that S-Pen port.

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 09:01 4

9. tedkord (Posts: 11712; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


No harder than waterproofing the USB/charging port.

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 10:24

11. natypes (Posts: 1093; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


Yeah I would think it would be easy since there's no actual connectors in it.

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 11:55

18. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


But it could be hard to waterproof the pen itself though.

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 13:20

21. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 13100; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Let's just hope they Pengate proof it.

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 14:26 3

23. tedkord (Posts: 11712; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Keep trying, maybe it will catch on.

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 16:21

26. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 13100; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Keep living in denial.

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 19:37 3

29. tedkord (Posts: 11712; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Give me directions to you, I'll try.

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 10:24

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


Good , its been a long time wait

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 10:49

13. ph00ny (Posts: 1238; Member since: 26 May 2011)


lol how did this happen??? Verizon #1 in updates now?

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 11:11

15. natypes (Posts: 1093; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


DOWNLOADING NOW!!!!! FINALLY!!!

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 11:16

16. MRWINDOWS (Posts: 7; Member since: 01 Mar 2014)


Just got it .....

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 11:51 1

17. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Wow! That is a surprise. Dang it! Come on T-Mobile. You guys usually beat VZW.

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 12:08

19. tedkord (Posts: 11712; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Downloaded. I'm out right now, so I'm going to do the actual install later tonight.

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 12:24 2

20. marorun (Posts: 3605; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Ok so march they get the update on flagship of last year... been rocking it on my moto x play since at least december now...

Thats pathetic considering they have much bigger budget to make it happen earlier...

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 13:47 3

22. tedkord (Posts: 11712; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Moto X Play is nearly stock Android. TouchWiz is a near total rewrite, right down to the framework. You're comparing two different things.

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 20:53 2

31. JMcNulty (Posts: 11; Member since: 30 Oct 2015)


I have to agree with marorun about Samsung scale and budget. Granted they have more to overhaul than say moto, but that's nothing new to them. Just opinion, March is pretty sad for the premium nature of the phone. Assuming tmob drops it in march

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 15:17

25. ph00ny (Posts: 1238; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Why do you even bother posting in samsung articles if you hate them so much?

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 16:22 1

27. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 13100; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


The Note 5 is a very capable phone. There's no excuse for Samsung and Verizon waiting this long to release Marshmallow.

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 19:38 2

30. tedkord (Posts: 11712; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Already explained and moved on.

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 16:23

28. fyah_king (Posts: 476; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)


Just got marsh and I don't see a difference on my note 5. It's still snappy and fast.lol

posted on 05 Mar 2016, 00:52

32. TrevorB1 (Posts: 64; Member since: 30 Dec 2015)


So I'm not really seeing it, but what is the date that Marshmallow should be coming out in the US for Note 5?

posted on 05 Mar 2016, 03:23

33. NewroticSlob (Posts: 92; Member since: 09 May 2013)


Downloading now in MI. We'll see how it goes and if it messes up my settings for some apps. I'll let you know!

posted on 05 Mar 2016, 05:40

34. NewroticSlob (Posts: 92; Member since: 09 May 2013)


K... it's done. No major issues. Even my BlackBerry apps made it through, so far.

posted on 05 Mar 2016, 10:38

35. maddmike89 (Posts: 4; Member since: 05 Feb 2016)


I read this and did the update last night. So far so good. I like how quick the screen unlocks now. Kinda miss some of the contrast colors, there is a little too much white background coloring to me. And that I believe this update is taking up a little more space after a hard reset. Takes up about 11.3GB right away.

posted on 06 Mar 2016, 10:10

36. SprintGuy26 (Posts: 219; Member since: 21 Mar 2011)


ill have to give it to VZW with updating their phones during the past year...which i know they got pounded just because of the lack of updates alone, now i guess the tables have turn and ATT is lacking the updates even in their flagship phones...ive had the G3 D850 for ATT and the last update was back in August for 5.0.1 which as to this day is running my phone is running Android 5.0.1 which is buggy and eats the crap outta my battery...mean while VZW already had 5.1.1 update and now getting/have 6.0 not only that but ATT also locks features from the firmware, one being able to switch from LTE - 3G - 2G...my phone is lock on LTE and theres no way to change it and i get very bad LTE service where im at

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