Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates reportedly approved by Samsung and await carrier release

Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates reportedly approved by Samsung and await carrier release
Samsung's update timeline for Android 6.0 Marshmallow has been somewhat in flux (if you want to be kind about it). The company has been pretty tight-lipped about when users should be expecting the software update, but that hasn't stopped internal documents from leaking and showing what Samsung had planned for the roadmap.

The original leaked roadmap had the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ as the first devices planned to get Marshmallow as soon as December 2015, with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge in January 2016, and the Note 4 and Note 4 Edge in February. That obviously never happened, though we did see a leak of the Note 4 Marshmallow update in December along with beta tests for the updates. Though, you might notice that we're now closing in on the end of January and we still haven't seen the expected updates. 

A new roadmap claims that we won't have to wait too much longer though. According to the leaked document, the Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ are still planned to be the first devices to get Marshmallow, and the new ETA is February. After that, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are slated for the February/March time frame, while the Galaxy S5, Note 4 and Note Edge are all pushed to March/April. 

Time will tell if this leak is any more accurate than the last ones. However, rumor has it that all of the updates have been approved by Samsung and are now just waiting on carrier testing before getting released to users. 

source: Softpedia via pocketnow



1. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Yay, maybe that'll cheer up 80% of the people on this site who seem very angry and bitter all the time!

2. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Don't worry, they will continue being bitter and angry anyway when their carrier delays the update by half a year.

5. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

Good luck VZW customers

10. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

My S5 recieved lolipop in it's still on 5.0....but no real complaints

26. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I'm with T-Mobile. I expect I will get the update by April at the latest. Verizon? well they wont for at least another 3 months. again this is the downside of baking in apps. Samsung needs to work with carriers to make their apps available on the play store, LIKE EVERYONE ELSE DOES.

6. tedkord

Posts: 17414; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It won't matter. Even on lollipop, my Note 5 is the best phablet sized smartphone in the world.

7. aegislash

Posts: 1517; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Had a Note5 for a week before exchanging it for an S6 Edge+, mainly due to the fact that I never use the stylus and just prefer the curved display look. But I fully agree. Not a single hiccup during my time with Note5, and it's the same with my Edge+. Definitely the most solid, fast, and fluid devices Samsung has ever made. I can't imagine how much better they will get once we have Marshmallow.

11. tedkord

Posts: 17414; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Let's hope. Samsung modifies heavily, down to the framework. There's plenty they could screw up.

18. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

People get angry when they have to deal with trolls like you.....

27. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

I have AT&T Note 5 I won't gewt the update til late May or June

3. Punchy506

Posts: 129; Member since: Jan 10, 2016

But will Samsung fail to meet this date too?

4. Awalker

Posts: 1982; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Those dates are internal targets for Samsung. They're not meant for you to see.

8. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

What I will say is they added more on top for s6/note5 customer tw with new edge panels and so on, so they have not just added android 6.0, but done a real update

9. techfanatic23

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 25, 2015

Since I have Verizon I'll see the update some time in April.

12. tedkord

Posts: 17414; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

If we're lucky.

16. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

My Note 4 was updated to Lollipop on my birthday in April of last year so maybe it'll happen again this year. Earlier wouldn't hurt my feelings though.

13. Blazers

Posts: 751; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Of course the carriers will wait to release the updates until after the S7 launches.

14. sagemda

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 20, 2012

or shortly spoken.... after s7 launches

15. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

That is almost definitely fake - the S5 is coded G900, not N900.

17. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Correct. The N900 is the Note 3 and the G900 is the S5

19. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

T Mobile had my S6 updated before global models for 5.1.1

20. cryptonx

Posts: 60; Member since: Jan 05, 2016

I really don't get why people get so horny about updates. I mean If there's something not working and you are looking for a patch or an update I get it, but I've tried Marshmallow and 90% of the users won't even notice any difference. I see people swearing,insulting and sometimes threatening major companies ! "YOU ARE A BUNCH OF LIARS, YOU PROMISED US LOLLIPOP A MONTH AGO, WHERE IS IT? WHY WHY WHY?"

21. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Lol true... I choose to patiently wait for android 6 update on my M8, jump from 5.0 pretty much satisfied, it carry all new feature of sense 7. I mean it's worth all the wait, more stable, less bug, better battery & carry extra feature & better UI. It seems Samsung really took their time to develop edge feature.

22. Shocky unregistered

Lies, so where is the update for the sim free versions? If they're approved they should be getting updated already..

23. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

This is the last update for the S5

25. Shocky unregistered

Probably. almost two years old so it should still get Marchmallow.

24. TA700

Posts: 83; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

I hope it's as stable and light on battery as KitKat else it'll be another update I'll end up skipping.

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