Android 6.0 Marshmallow beta now being pushed to Note 5 users in the US (screenshots)

According to a leaked Android update roadmap for Samsung devices that was tipped to us not long ago, 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. What actually began last month, is that 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), or Verizon Galaxy S6 edge+ (SM-G928V)...
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39 Comments

1. plasm24

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 13, 2015

hope they'll include the new emoji too

26. Elfmonster unregistered

Shouldn't Android take a year break from releasing N and use that time to work with partners to get everybody on M?

29. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No...

31. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Not really needed Android is not like iOS dont have to run the latest version to enjoys latest api for new apps.

38. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Since most are still on Kitkat and Lollipop, this is certainly true. Thank you PA for calling it a Beta Test instead of a Soak Test. Hate it when the 2 completely different terms are confused.

2. Gustavoar

Posts: 22; Member since: Jan 13, 2016

Android 6.0.1 includes the new emoji. Now it depends if Samsung implemented it in their emojis, since they use different ones from Google's

9. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

this is one thing i wish all phone makers would get on the same page about or at least support them all

15. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Hopefully Samsung decides to give up on their emoji (because it sucks) and use the ones from Google (at the same time adding the ones from 6.0.1).

27. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

To be honest, no. Google's emoji is confusing and ugly. Speaking from my nexus 7

37. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

The Google emojis aren't the best but still way better than the Samsung ones. My favourite emojis are the Snapchat, Twitter and Whatsapp ones.

3. ashrafalhujaili

Posts: 73; Member since: Oct 03, 2014

and I thought I will get the final software this week .. !

12. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

L O L I owned a Note II when Kitkat was launched (then the flagship was Note 3). Beta testing news on the N7100 (the international version) came out around January. I received the update in August. I hope you got the point.

22. ashrafalhujaili

Posts: 73; Member since: Oct 03, 2014

unfortunately I got it , I hope nothing like this happen if so , I will ditch it for a nexus phone and I will never get back to sam

33. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

You can also get a motorola , htc or LG they all updated the flagship and even some mid end device to 6.0 already.

4. maherk

Posts: 6773; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Samsung is trying to cover their laziness with these beta updates. They should have offered it 2/3 months ago, test it, then release the final version by December, as they freaken "promised". I am getting sick of Samsung's antics, they keep on repeating them every single year.

6. Zylam

Posts: 1813; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

It's the nature of Android, the oems hold back the newer software to force people to buy the new phones, they have to show you new software features in the unpacked event. Android fans avoid this topic.

10. maherk

Posts: 6773; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

That's not true. HTC has already started updating the m9 and m8 with 6.0, same goes for LG and the G4, and although they are so late with it, Samsung will deliver the update atleast 1 month before the S7's announcement.

13. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

BS. HTC, Motorola (okay it's stock), LG (for the most part) and a few others have already finished updating flagships and are now rolling out M for previous flagships. M8 has gotten it. Moto X 2nd gen and the current versions have gotten it. I think even Moto G 3rd generation is getting the update for various versions. Samsung has a lot of experience in Android too. How come for Samsung it's still in beta testing for the latest flagship. In the past Samsung would skip features of the upcoming flagship but still roll out the update for the latest Note at least.

35. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Too many crap features installed on the device maybe. All oem should stop putting too much crap on phone and offer those features in a dedicated app market for specific brand. Thats way if you want all the crap you can download it if you dont well you dont.

32. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You mean like the way Apple holds back features to get users to buy new phones. Apple fans avoid this topic.

34. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

HTC one M8 and M9 i had received update less than 90 days after its was out on nexus device. LG G4 of my colleague got the update back in december.. Personally i dont care about new OS version as long as i can get all latest API and download any apps.

5. Zylam

Posts: 1813; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

I like how Samsung and other Oems copied iOS's app notification badge. Why doesn't Google add this to stock Android, I always have to use nova launcher with the app badges add on. Its about time Android gets this natively.

8. Macready

Posts: 1817; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Did they copy it though? I've had those badges at least since 2011 on my Samsung...

23. Zylam

Posts: 1813; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

The iPhone has had it since the start, 2007.

14. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

I remember Symbian S60 has app notification badges too.

24. Zylam

Posts: 1813; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

It only had running notifications, not apps badges with the count.

28. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

I like how Apple finally breaks through and copied samsung and sell their phones bigger than the once "perfect" 4 inches screen size that was once claimed by someone. O.O

7. acruzlu unregistered

What about Sprint's Note 5?? Been waiting for Marshmallow since December 2015.

11. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

worse notification color

20. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Yep, that wasn't a good idea imo...
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