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AT&T Galaxy S5 and S5 Active finally get Android Marshmallow update

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AT&T Galaxy S5 and S5 Active finally get Android Marshmallow update
It was some ten months back that Google rolled out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the world, and the recent drop of Android 7.0 Nougat makes that memory seem all the more distant. Yet, there are still a number of devices awaiting Marshmallow, and the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5 and S5 Active are among those that have been left to fester. Sprint pushed out Android 6.0.1 to Galaxy S5 owners in April, while T-Mo and Verizon joined the party in May. Rather than later than many would have hoped, AT&T has finally joined its fellow major carriers.

The ~950 MB update brings Galaxy S5 users up to speed with the features of Marshmallow, including Doze, Google Now on Tap and app permissions, among others. Since it's the more recent 6.0.1 increment, users can also enjoy additional treats such as the 200+ emoji bundle. For those keen on maintaining a safe, secure device, the August 1 Android security patch is also supplied with this update. 

Numbered MMB29M, the single build applies to both the Galaxy S5 and the ruggedized S5 Active. The OTA should be en route through cyberspace if it hasn't reached you already. Indeed, if you don't wish to sit on your hands in wait, fire up the Settings app and navigate to About phone --> Software update --> Check for update

If you do update your S5 or S5 Active, be sure to let us know how it's running for you by dropping a comment below. 

source: AT&T (1), (2) via Android Authority

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posted on 27 Aug 2016, 14:16

1. PHYCLOPSH (Posts: 543; Member since: 28 Jun 2014)

It's too bad everyone got rid of those things long ago. Shame on AT&T for holding out like that. Hopefully this update isn't as buggy as the recent OTA they forced on my G5, because something tells me they won't be fixing anything they break with it anytime soon.

posted on 27 Aug 2016, 15:22

2. NyteRydr80 (Posts: 3; Member since: 26 Aug 2016)

When will the AT&T version of the Note 4 get Marshmallow? Does anyone know?

posted on 27 Aug 2016, 15:54 1

3. trojan_horse (Posts: 5337; Member since: 06 May 2016)

With AT&T, you can't be guaranteed fast upgrades!

posted on 27 Aug 2016, 15:59 2

4. zeeBomb (Posts: 2304; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


posted on 27 Aug 2016, 17:30 1

5. Firenze91 (Posts: 129; Member since: 19 Nov 2014)

This is the ugliest of the S family... sometimes i wonder whether samsung designers and people who approve their software and design choices are high or something.....just look at the s5= ulgier than the s3....the removal of fm radio, of hide software option, of IR blaster, of facebook integration in the calendar, of sending music from the music player, and more....samsung should stop trying to be like apple, it should really stop!

posted on 27 Aug 2016, 23:59 1

6. hillaryisacriminal (banned) (Posts: 242; Member since: 26 Aug 2016)

its sad that samsung s5 will noget the nougat.

posted on 28 Aug 2016, 17:15

7. djo165 (Posts: 4; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)

Now how about marshmallow for the AT&T Samsung Galaxy Alpha? Will it ever arrive, or are we left behind?

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