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Android 6 Marshmallow is en route to Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, confirms carrier

Android 6 Marshmallow is en route to Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, confirms carrier
Google's Android 6.0.x Marshmallow has trickled out rather slowly these past few months. The last we heard, just over one percent of Android devices had been furnished with the latest update. Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are two of the standout devices lying in wait for the Marshmallow goodness to arrive, and finally, it would appear that the wheels are in motion. 

When seeking to learn about impending update activity where Samsung is concerned, we often turn to the firm's native South Korea for signs of activity. Recently, early Android software updates have been spotted in Poland, and this new-found interest in the Eastern European nation does not appear to be slowing down. T-Mobile Poland has inferred via Twitter that Android Marshmallow is on its way to its Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, which, in turn, offers some hope to owners internationally. 

Throwing the above into Google's translate, the first part of T-Mo's tweet says: "Android Marshmallow is on its way to our Samsung S6 and S6 edge." The latter part apparently mentions something about Christmas coming early, but we can't help but think it's more like Christmas coming late

Given that Samsung's flagship line is among the most coveted in the mobile industry, the software update situation is a little shoddy. Marshmallow has been around for quite a while now, and the successors to the S6 duo are slated for announcement in less than two weeks. The roll-out of Android's newest version seems long overdue already, particularly with the protracted beta testing that has taken place South Korea and the UK. For the many of you who've waited patiently, it at least appears that the very early stages of the release have commenced. 

Precisely when the international release of Marshmallow will begin remains a mystery. With the S7 and S7 edge almost here and certain to ship with the new software out of the box, though, it's reasonable to suggest that the S6 roll-out will coincide with the purported March release of the new handsets -- if not before. 

We'll keep you posted on any further movement. 

source: T-Mobile via SamMobile

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posted on 09 Feb 2016, 09:37 3

1. GreenMan (Posts: 1808; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)

Took them long enough to fill that fine piece of OS with junk and garbage, eh?

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 09:39 9

2. Clars123 (Posts: 933; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)

Wow..you're on a hating streak today...good for you

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 10:57

10. FluffyBled (Posts: 541; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


posted on 09 Feb 2016, 09:49 2

3. oozz009 (Posts: 520; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)

Hahaha seriously, the most popular OEM and their taking this long to update their current flagships!! That's just saaaddd. What about S5 and S4? They might get towards the summer lol

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 10:09 1

4. TyrionLannister (unregistered)

S4 isn't getting marshmallow. No Q1/Q2 2013 device is. It will be a pleasant surprise if it gets, but I don't see a 3 year old device getting an update.

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 10:44 6

7. marorun (Posts: 5029; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)

HTC one M8 and M9 already running 6.0.

Motorola x play and x style as well.

Even LG G4 has it.

So sorry but Samsung is crappy now for updates.

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 10:45

8. oozz009 (Posts: 520; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)

Well still, the S4 still has a little more than a month more to go before it reaches it's 3rd birthday. Furthermore, it was released with 4.2 so in other words it only got three 0.1 updates (4.3, 4.4 and 5.1) and only one major update (5.0), it deserves to go till 6.0 (it's not like the hardware will have trouble running it). .....Oooh well if Samsung wants to risk losing users over something like this, it's their problem I guess.

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 10:54 6

9. TyrionLannister (unregistered)

Answer me this: Is any other smartphone from that time period getting marshmallow?

Let me remind you of some phones released in that time-frame: HTC M7, Xperia Z etc.

S4 is still getting software updates. And unlike my S6, S4 runs extremely well on its current lollipop formware. I have an S4 and I have no issues not getting marshmallow, since the current software is perfectly usable.

Not even nexus phones get updates for more than 2 years.

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 14:20

14. oozz009 (Posts: 520; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)

You are right, indeed no other OEM has updated their 2013 flagships. +1 But we are talking about Samsung here, the one and only company that is still making decently large profits with their phones. Plus since Samsung always pokes fun at Apple and likes to compare themselves to them then they should do more on the update area as Apple is! If Samsung plans to remain the most relevant android OEM (and most popular) then they should put more effort than the other OEM and provide 3 years instead of two!

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 12:38

11. GeorgeDao123 (Posts: 431; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)

Seriously? Are you nut or is your brain software very out-of-date? It has got KK and L as 2 major releases after its pre-installed JB. Look at Nexus 4 which was a 2012 model same as S4, does it receive official Marshmallow? You should say the same to Google, too. Next time, please update your brain software before you make any comments if you are an Android fan.
P/S: I doubt that you are an iUser that pretends to like Android to make fun of us. There is no way a real Android fan does not know KK and L are two major releases.

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 14:06

13. oozz009 (Posts: 520; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)

My brain works fine with all it's cores at full power:D Your brain probably lost a core or two though because the Galaxy S4 is a 2013 model and not 2012 like you said (your one year behind lol). Also, yes I give you credit for mentioning that KK was also a major update but I counted it as a 0.1 update because that is the truth you moron!! From 4.3 - 4.4 is only a 0.1 update regardless if Google changed the name and logo to make it appear as a much bigger update. The only real major update was android L (from 4.4 to 5.0) and that included lots of changes worthy to be called a "major update" Understand now?? If not, please do find your missing core(s) before commenting again.

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 10:19

6. bur60 (Posts: 876; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)

Yea Sammy isn't great with updating. That's why the consumentenbond in The Netherlands started a lawsuit.

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 10:14 1

5. torr310 (Posts: 1072; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)

HTC has edges on updating their flagships.

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 12:56

12. natypes (Posts: 1106; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)

Let's hope that HTC and Motorola push Samsung to pick up the pace. My Note 5 should have gotten Marshmallow in December.

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 15:01

15. BobLawblaw (unregistered)

I'd rather wait for a finished and bug free Marshmallow than a messy pile of rushed s**te..

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 19:22 1

17. LionStone (Posts: 843; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)

Get outta here with that BS...That's what you say when you have no other choice but to wait. Maybe that's a legit concern with sammy devices with their bloated software but HTC hasn't had any issues rolling out M everywhere, International and domestic, unlocked and carrier.

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 16:12

16. irossdrummer (Posts: 230; Member since: 17 Jan 2015)

Omfg I'm getting impatient like android N is gonna be out before I get my damn update (galaxy s6) obviously I'm not serious, but I am a huge Apple hater but that's one huge thing Apple has over ANY android brand... There's no waiting.. You just get it...

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 19:28

18. LionStone (Posts: 843; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)

So Nexus devices don't just get it when it's released? My HTC OneA9 got it 15 working days after Google released it, and no issues. That's not what we can say about the bugs that Apple had with it's great updates. Wasn't the latest update a fix for something like 100 bugs!? That's crazy, they can have that kind of update service.

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