A Note 5 gets Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow... and a bunch of pictures leak

A Note 5 gets Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow... and a bunch of pictures leak
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. Our source mentioned at the time that the Galaxy S6 and Note 5 had their Android 6.0 Marshmallow software in testing, and the official rollout was scheduled to begin this quarter. Judging from the barrage of leaks about an imminent Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the two phones, the roadmap might hold water in the end

Later that month, Samsung even 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). Some of the Note 5 users that were approved for the Android 6.0 Marshmallow beta, are now being seeded the software, and hopefully the official update for the rest won't be far behind. One of those users has now shared pictures of Note 5 with the beta, which you can see below to preview what your phablet may look like once the Marshmallow update notification hits your status bar.

In fact, it's this same notification bar area, which is arguably the biggest eyesore of TouchWiz, that has now received a white theme with light blue accents, and the beta testers report how the whole interface, as well as the keyboard, have become faster and more responsive, thanks to this new TouchWiz on Marshmallow combo. The phone in the pictures below is running Android 6.0.1, just as rumored for the upcoming Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, so that's how their TouchWiz overlay might look like, too.

source: SamMobile

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Galaxy Note 5
  • Display 5.7 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
    Samsung TouchWiz UI



15. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Samsung and att can take their time as far as I care. I want it to be fine when my note 5 gets the update. Get the bugs out first. So many s5 owners that got in on early lollipop update had so much trouble, att took its time plus I took my time downloading it and my s5 ran awesome on lollipop with great battery life too. So for me take your time Samsung and att.

11. tedkord

Posts: 17536; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Well, as soon as the T-Mobile version gets the update, I'll know I'm only 3 or 4 months from getting it from Verizon.

9. Landon

Posts: 1249; Member since: May 07, 2015

I really don't get the beef about the notification bar "eyesore." They're called custom themes. Download one.

2. TyrionLannister unregistered

Wow, some people don't know how to take screenshots.

4. WPX00

Posts: 513; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Or maybe this was a Samsung employee who would get in trouble if another employee found a bunch of screenshots on the phone that got sent to their own phone to upload to SamMobile?

1. w1000i

Posts: 251; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

HTC M9 performance super-pass the competition in MM with 110K in antutu We will see how Samsung will do

3. TyrionLannister unregistered

That shows how software dependent and useless antutu is. An ideal benchmark shouldn't depend too much on OS and should access the system calls directly. For example, geekbench or GFXBench scores won't change that much. Obviously you'll get a slight boost due to the kernel optimizations but it will never be as drastic.

7. w1000i

Posts: 251; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

I agree with you, but I gave antutu result to show there is improvment, Check >>> forum.xda-developers.com/one-m9/general/htc-one-m9​-lollipop-vs-marshmallow-t3304457 And the real life improvement is really BIG

8. ph00ny

Posts: 2086; Member since: May 26, 2011

Are you sure the number improvements aren't due to the newer version of antutu rather than OS update?

10. w1000i

Posts: 251; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

in the newer version of antutu you can compare with other devices.

5. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

We already know how M9 is doing, 110k yet slower in app opening and performance than M8. This just shows how retarded antutu is.

6. w1000i

Posts: 251; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

Wrong, M9 with MM is completely different phone. but people keep having the same impression for the phone first release. In opening apps, M9 now is mind-blowing fast beast M8 in every single task

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