AT&T Samsung Galaxy S6 finally sees Android Marshmallow update

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S6 finally sees Android Marshmallow update
The Android Marshmallow update for Samsung's Galaxy S6 has been doing the rounds for a while now. Numerous carriers, including Telus in Canada and T-Mobile in the United States, have since pushed the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out to users. Those wielding last year's flagship on AT&T have been left sitting on their hands, but finally, the long-awaited update is here.

As you'd expect, it's quite a sizable update of almost 1.5 GB in size. Once you've downloaded and applied it, though, you'll be able to enjoy all of the well-documented features and quirks of Google's latest bundle. This article serves as a run-down of Marshmallow's greatest assets, while this post offers a hands-on look at what's new with the Galaxy S6 and TouchWiz once Marshmallow-fied.

Since it's a large update, you'll want to be connected to Wi-Fi and ensure that you have at least 20 percent battery before proceeding. If you are an AT&T Galaxy S6 owner and have been waiting for some Marshmallow loving, head over to Settings --> About device on your handset and check for updates. 

Once you've downloaded and applied the new firmware, be sure to let us know in the comments how you're getting on with it. 

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Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)



1. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

Really AP??? I tipped both you AND Android Central. Thanks for the credit...

2. Firenze91

Posts: 206; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

if you want all the news about samsung go to sammobile...they are always the first to have any samsung related news

3. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Bet it won't crash out or get bricked from the update. I bet this update won't be followed by 10 more. I bet this device is less likely to fail.

4. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

It probably has the same firmware as the normal variant that got the update like 6 months ago, with better security patch. Carriers are late because they are lazy, not because they have better software. They also have to make sure their bloat works.

6. Ninetysix

Posts: 2966; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

The problem is you're focusing on the things in life that don't really matter. When I was a kid I had hopes and dreams. We all did. But over time, the daily grind gets in the way and you miss the things that really matter, even though they are right in front of you, staring you in the face. I think the next time you should ask yourself "Am I on the right track here?". I don't mean to be rude but people like you I really pity. So maybe you could use the few brain cells you have and take advantage of the knowledge I have given you now. Good luck.

5. kishore2908

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

The update size is about 1.4GB. Good luck downloading it from those AT&T servers.

13. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Just as many links can be posted about iPhone too.

15. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

What phone/browser do you use to make your posts? Just curious...

7. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I hope note 5 gets one soon as well. Not going to buy at&t phone from now on.

8. TmoRep

Posts: 107; Member since: Apr 20, 2016

Alright now update the S6 active would like to see if there is any batter life changes, phone already lasts 2 days.

11. SprintGuy26

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 21, 2011

what OS is it running on now?

12. TmoRep

Posts: 107; Member since: Apr 20, 2016

Ah 5.1.1 loli I think.

10. SprintGuy26

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 21, 2011

ATT is the slowest carrier to push out updates! it used to be VZW acting like this but looks like they switch sides..i will NEVER buy a carrier branded phone again, total waste of money, buy straight from the phone maker!! and the MM updates are only 6.0 while MM 6.0.1 is the latest update for the OS, all phones that got the MM 6.0 will never see another update from ATT, ull have to buy a new phone to get the new OS and updates are the words of ATT telling their costumers...i have the G3 (MM 6.0 update that was REALLY needed) called about the wifi calling and they told me that G3 cant do wifi calling and i would have to buy the G4 some othe LG phone and crap load of iphones..t-mobile here i come!

14. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

American networks suck How did I get marshmallow on my S5 before the S6?

16. Krjal

Posts: 439; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Interesting. That's the same time as my unbranded, unlocked S6 Edge. SM-G925I.

17. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1372; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

About time At&t.. what took you so long to join the party? My Next phone will be unlocked no carrier branding anymore.

18. SprintGuy26

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 21, 2011

yes thats the way to go, no carrier branded phones for me ever again F that!!

19. Darkkracker

Posts: 255; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

Att sux dix

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