Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow pushed to Galaxy S6 edge and edge+ in South Korea, here are the new features

Patiently waiting for your Galaxy S6, S6 edge, or S6 edge+ to score Android 6.0? Well, we know how that one feels! Samsung has been certainly taking its time and postponing the Android 6.0 Marshmallow upgrade for its high end devices — it's already February and neither the Galaxy S6, nor the Note 5, let alone the S6 edge or S6 edge+ have been updated to Android 6.0, except for some units that are part of a beta test. As a refresher, the Samsung's 2014 flagship, the Galaxy S5, got updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop back in mid-January 2015. Shame.

Fortunately, our wait might be nearing its conclusive chapter — it seems that Sammy is now officially rolling Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update to the S6 edge and edge+ in its home country, South Korea. No word on when this will happen for the rest of the world, but let's hope that this will have become a fact by the end of February. 

Well, apart from the well-known Android 6.0 features like Doze mode and Google Now on Tap, Samsung is also including some additional features for the S6 edge and S6 edge+ that finally make a better use of their highlight - the curved edge display and the edge panel menus. You can explore these in the gallery below. 

On a related note, last week we got hold of some alleged manuals that revealed a great deal of other features that will hit Sammy's top-end phones very soon. You can check these right here.

We have no reasons to believe that these features will remain exclusive for the South Korean version of the S6 edge and S6 edge+. On the contrary, we are mostly certain that these will land on your devices as soon as that coveted "Software update available" notification pops up!



1. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Maybe OEM's are taking this update too lightly because it added less features than Lollipop, Marshmallow is just an overhyped version to me so I'm not so excited if it arrives on my device or not

3. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

have you tested the beta MM for S6? I can tell you that it`s a diffrent phone alltogether with MM on it.

23. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015 Here is a vid of 5.1.1 VS 6.0 just to see that the RAM management is ok with MM..boy, Lollipop was just a big mess :\

10. Nallaikumaran

Posts: 61; Member since: Sep 14, 2015

Shame? PhoneArena is a Apple f**ker site? Shame on Apple f**ker site PhoneArena...Shameful..Don't hide the facts. Some facts you cannot hide. Read the facts Why Android Updates Are So Slow? When Google releases a new version of the Android software, there are, essentially, three steps that must happen before the update will show up on your phone. First, the chip-makers must provide new "hooks," or code that allows the operating system to communicate with (and thus control) the hardware components. Because there are many different chipmakers within the Android ecosystem of devices, and each company has different chips that it makes, each one takes a different amount of time to develop. Typically, though, the chipmakers are able to deliver the new hooks within a month or two. Then the software stack moves on to the manufacturers. Because each device is built with slightly different components, the new software must be custom-tailored for each phone or tablet. In other words, Samsung can't just apply its TouchWiz UI to Android OS and then push it to all of its devices. Plus, each wireless carrier has its own unique set of software requirements. That may include base-level functionality, and it may include carrier-specific apps. That's in addition to whatever customization the handset manufacturers are doing in terms of their third-party user interfaces. According to Samsung's Nick DiCarlo, it takes about six to eight weeks, on average, from when the company gets the OS update from Google to when it can deliver the finished version to the carrier. Small bug-fix updates will be much shorter. Bigger updates could be way longer. The manufacturers' third-party UIs ("skins") get blamed more than anything for upgrade slowness, and it's easy to see why. After all, they are visually prominent and seem to be the only tangible difference from a Google Nexus phone, which typically launches with the latest Android version. But most of the work is actually fitting Google's new software to the hardware components. "It's not as simple as, if we didn't do customization, just downloading a ROM from Google. That wouldn't work," says HTC's Drew Bamford. "So, even if we did no customization, I'm not sure that the process would be much faster, to be honest." So if not skins, what's the major delay? Don't look at the manufacturers. The Big Hold-Up Welcome to the wonderful world of carrier testing. The wireless carriers have to test not only every single new phone they plan to offer, but also every software update to every phone that they are already carrying. Simply put, they have to be certain that the phone will work on their network as advertized. How hard is that? Try mind-bogglingly.

11. Nallaikumaran

Posts: 61; Member since: Sep 14, 2015

Each carrier has a validation team. They do everything from drop tests for the hardware to benchmark tests against usability metrics. They take software through automated experiences to see if there is a slowdown somewhere. When they finally give TA (Technical Acceptance) they want to be sure that they're maintaining their standards. "We try to do capacity planning," says T-Mobile's Jason Young. "We look ahead to the year and we are setting projected TA (or Technical Acceptance) dates for devices 6-12 months in advance. Then we work backward from there." When they anticipate many device updates coming near each other they ask, "What device is more important for us to bring to market?" This prioritization is a sticky subject. According to DiCarlo: "If you are a carrier and you're running a lab and you're supporting 30 or 40 phones at a time—and from their view, they're supporting hundreds of phones. Two years of contracts over many years, right?— Do they want to spend time testing the new hotness that's coming out at the beginning of Q4, or an OS update for a phone from two years ago?" The carriers, after all, are in the business of selling you new devices to keep you hooked into their services. For the devices already sold, it makes sense to focus on the most popular devices first in order to keep the most people happy with the least amount of effort. It's simple economics: they get more bang for their buck that way. So how long does this take? "I can tell you that when we release a new product to carriers, we can have it running in our labs for six months before it's released by the carrier," says HTC's Bamford. "It can take a long time." T-Mobile's Young confirmed that it is typically three to six months from the time they get the new software until it goes live. Simple addition, then, will tell you that it may be as much as nine months for that new software to make it to your device, and that's only if the manufacturers and carriers agree that it's worth devoting the time and resources to update it at all. The Boogeyman A lot of Android conspiracy theorists have come to the conclusion that manufacturers and/or carriers deliberately delay software upgrades to older devices in order to sell new ones. Of course, not a single person we spoke to would admit to that, despite our prodding. But what's actually happening isn't quite so cut and dried. Why Android Updates Are So Slow Again, it's all about prioritizing resources. Manufacturers have only so many employees, and they have to decide how best to use them. If setting them to work on applying a new update to older hardware makes them look good, they'll do it, but of course priority is given to new devices—the devices which are just about to launch, or which have recently launched and on which advertizing dollars are still being spent. And because network testing is so exhaustive, of course the carriers must prioritize, too,

12. Nallaikumaran

Posts: 61; Member since: Sep 14, 2015

but different carriers will prioritize in different ways, depending on their current device lineup and what they have coming down the pipe. According to Motorola's Punit Soni: "Some carriers say, ‘This update is really important to us, so as soon as you get it to us we're going to put it into the lab and devote all our resources to it'. Other say, ‘This is actually third or fourth in our queue, so we're going to have to wait a little bit until we can put it through our labs.'" Via - gizmodo(2013)

17. phonearenarocks

Posts: 607; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Awesome dude!!!!!!!!!!

13. Astonvan

Posts: 237; Member since: Aug 14, 2015


21. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

Calm the f**k down fanboy!!!!!! Jeez......this is phonearena...why are you soo mad?

22. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011


2. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

7. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Yep, was just about to comment this. It's now rolling out globally, and next time hopefully Samsung can do it iOS-style, at least with one device, so without phases but all of the same device in one go!

4. LittleGaGaKiller

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 19, 2015


5. Astonvan

Posts: 237; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

Is this some new bullsh*t like smart scroll etc that that was so gimmicky. Shamesung needs to drop the Touchpizz and go stock or atleast a version with stock android to see if people really like it.

6. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Such mature comment. Which class you studying currently?

9. Astonvan

Posts: 237; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

Ok shamesung sympathizer. I know you are angry because i made fun of your touchpizz. its true ,accept it. Touchpizz is dragging shamesung down.

18. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

im guessing first...maybe second class reffering to "shamesung and touchpizz", hell....could be kindergarten

19. Astonvan

Posts: 237; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

Hey ,sorry about that man :( what i actually meant to say was "touchpiss" .

20. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

yeah, that helped........

8. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

How "late" are Samsung really? I mean,.. LG`s flagships just got updated last week for ex! Carrier models can`t really count in this matter since it`s up to the carriers and not Samsung to release the SW. I don`t see what all the fuzz is about?!

24. Sony-HTC-Samy-Nokia-fan

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 22, 2014

Would someone please help and tell me which model of s6 edge plus got the update ???

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