First Samsung devices to get Android Marshmallow tipped, rolling out by early 2016

First Samsung devices to get Android Marshmallow tipped, rolling out by early 2016


Samsung is still hard at work rolling out the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update to its mobile devices still, but the plans for the next edition Android 6.0 Marshmallow are already seeping through as well. Google's Marshmallow version brings with it a bunch of improvements, predominantly under the hood of Android, like app permissions, memory usage tracking, power saving, auto backup, and more, so it's worth knowing if Samsung has signed up your model among the first to get it. 

A tipster has claimed the initial batch of Samsung's Android gear that will be updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and it includes some of the best and the brightest in the stable, alongside some humbler, but popular devices, check it out below. We can't vouch for the credibility of the source's insiders, but it looks like a pretty logical list, and those are said to receive Marshmallow by early 2016, or about a trimester after Google releases the source code to manufacturers.

source: YouMobile

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29 Comments

1. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1793; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Let's see how long it takes the carrier's to approve... It didn't take T-Mobile long to get 5.1.1 on the s6. Let's hope the same is done with 6.0...

27. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

right! thats the thing piss me off about 5.0 i got it about 2 month after it started rolling out, took other 2 months for my mother get the update even though we have the same galaxy 5 phones

2. TheGunnyPT

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

Let's hope they don't keep the trend of doing crappy updates to the Note 4... 5.0 or 5.1 come and pick your poison of choice... And don't forget the theme store Sigh.

7. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

If the theme store doesn't come with the 5.1 then you can be certain it'll never come to the note 4. Actually it should've been included in the 5.0 update.

18. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

they should give the note 4 the note 5 ui and new features but i would say they will not and this would be a shame

3. pavsidhu

Posts: 214; Member since: May 20, 2014

The S5 is obsolete already? Apple still supports their iPhone 4S.

4. FluffyBled unregistered

I guess we'll have the update later next year ... at least I hope so!

6. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Proly next year in September or November.

9. Trex95

Posts: 2359; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Agree still at 5.0 not even 5.0.1. same as G3.

11. TyrionLannister unregistered

The S5 got 5.1.1 in most carriers. And it should get android 6.0 as S4 got 5.0.

13. Trex95

Posts: 2359; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

S5 got 5.1.1. and note 4 no?!

14. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1134; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

The US Note 4 and S5s are the ones busy getting 5.1.1

28. DnB925Art

Posts: 1167; Member since: May 23, 2013

Note 4 on Sprint and I have 5.1.1

20. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

I really doubt that list is legit, and the lack of the S5 being on it is the main reason for doubt. The S4 is still getting updates, so it would be rather surprising if the S5 wouldn't get Marshmallow.

23. MarkRich89

Posts: 17; Member since: May 09, 2015

Bulls**t. I just got my S5. Smh. Samsung I'd the worst. Always late with an update and always leaving behind the year old phones

26. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

Which of course explains why I already have the Stagefright upgrade on my S4 (Verizon). /sarc

25. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

They just offer basic support like Samsung and Google does, as all there software get updated, I..e. Apple updates there apps with full OS updates, I..e like adding Apple, music and so on, they do not add the new things, they also update the OS to make the phone crap so you upgrade

31. irossdrummer

Posts: 365; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

Obviously the s5 will get it eventually, these are just the first Samsung ones

5. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Note 4 might receive 6.0, but no sooner than in April-June of 2016.

8. Trex95

Posts: 2359; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Note update going to take time due to the Spen and different Touchwiz skin unlike regular galaxy's line if Samsung going to update the S6 to Android M! don't know but i doubt.

10. rishav20193

Posts: 240; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

note 3 :'( :'(

12. jodeci888

Posts: 78; Member since: May 14, 2009

Hell, I'm still waiting for 5.1.1 for my Note 4 with Verizon.

15. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Versions updates should be a thing of the past. Have one OS maintain and improve it daily not yearly.

16. surethom

Posts: 1610; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

For Samsung over skinning, easily 2016 means April/May 2016

17. rency0722

Posts: 158; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

This. While Sony will be upping it's update game until Xperia Z3, Z2, Z1 and up to Z series with Android 6.

22. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 451; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

I'm surprised the Alpha is getting it, underrated phone.

29. DnB925Art

Posts: 1167; Member since: May 23, 2013

Glad to be on Sprint. Say what you want about data speeds (for me they're fine and I live and work in a strong LTE/Spark area) but Sprint and T-Mobile are usually the best carriers in terms of updates (plus they don't lock bootloaders either).

30. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

What about Note 3? I guess it's the end of the line.

32. upocomingmobilesphone

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 07, 2015

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