Global Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow roll-out for Galaxy S5 appears to be underway

Global Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow roll-out for Galaxy S5 appears to be underway
As is typically the case with Samsung updates, the release of Android 6 Marshmallow for the Galaxy S5 began earlier this week in the firm's native South Korea. Though the 2014 flagship is an old timer in smartphone terms, it's still very much capable of running Google's most recent firmware. Owners of the S5 (SM-G900L) in Trinidad and Tobago are currently being pushed update G900MUBU1CPC3, which brings the device right up to the very latest Android 6.0.1.

There's been plenty of update activity from the Samsung camp this past week or so. Sprint pushed Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to the Galaxy Note 4 and Note 5 before Android 6.0 Marshmallow made its way to Galaxy S6 edge+ devices the world over. There's no word on when Galaxy S5 owners in numerous other locations will see some of Android 6.0.1. Having taken little time to make the jump from Korea, though, it's reasonable to suggest that further markets will be added in the very near future.

Since this 6.0.1 update drags users all the way from Lollipop, it's quite a sizeable OTA. The 1.47 GB file includes all of Marshmallow's marquee features like Doze and Google Now on Tap, as well as the 200+ new emoji and March Android security patch offered by the latest bump to Google's mobile OS.

Have you managed to install Android 6.0.1 on your Samsung Galaxy S5 as yet? Let us know how you're finding the update and new features by dropping a comment below.

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source: SamMobile via Neowin

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36 Comments

1. willy.4

Posts: 72; Member since: Oct 14, 2015

Yes I saw this on SamMobile,com about 5 hrs. ago . This is good news...

25. emmawilliam834

Posts: 241; Member since: Feb 09, 2016

I hope the update brings “Theme Store” to S5 as well.

2. tyrionTheWise unregistered

S4 got lollipop in February last year. Samsung getting worse and worse every year,

3. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

Thats wat iam talking about

4. saif2711

Posts: 77; Member since: Feb 22, 2016

S5 is 2 years old now that's why a late update.s6 got marshmallow earlier this year.

5. anotherfan

Posts: 62; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

The one m8 is 2 yrs old now and it had marshmellow update long time ago

6. tyrionTheWise unregistered

S4 was 2 years old last year. Not to mention other '2 year old' phones like m8 and G3 are rocking marshmallow since forever.

9. saif2711

Posts: 77; Member since: Feb 22, 2016

Samsung also has to take care of the note series unlike htc or lg.they have note 4 before the turn of s5.

11. tyrionTheWise unregistered

Yet they didn't update note 4. Heck, half the world doesn't have marshmallow on s6 and note 5. If Samsung releases twice the devices, it's their fault and they should manage that. Not to mention that Samsung software team must be at least 10x bigger than HTC's and LG's combined. It's shameful that their software is the worst despite that and yet receives no updates.

13. Donone41

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

That is carrier's fault bra. And who cares if lg and htc update their flagship from two years ago first? Is one month prior really that big of a deal? Keep it moving.

17. tyrionTheWise unregistered

I'm talking about non-carrier based variants. International variant G920i of S6 hasn't received marshmallow except India. same with n920i note 5

16. saif2711

Posts: 77; Member since: Feb 22, 2016

It's not about the size of update team.the update must have quality features,stable n lag free not like half baked cookies.

26. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

27. tyrionTheWise unregistered

Wow, one carrier in one country.

33. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Yeah man. Sick of their policies

31. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

My Note 4 has been updated with official Marshmallow 6.0.1.

28. M.O.A.B

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

Yet their current flagship still didnt receive marshmallow

29. M.O.A.B

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

Yet their current flagship still didnt receive marshmallow

30. M.O.A.B

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

Htc is not better And what does "S4 was 2 years old last year." have to do with anything?? And the s3 was 2 years old before 2 year .. whats your point?

34. tyrionTheWise unregistered

"And what does "S4 was 2 years old last year." have to do with anything??" S4 was 2 years old last year, still got the update way faster than S5 is getting now.

7. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

But S4's update was only 1000 MB. This is an additional 400 MB, maybe more stuff is included. I know it takes takes time but they should release for all variants in every region at once.

8. tyrionTheWise unregistered

It was 1250 MB for my s6, and that's a QHD phone.

18. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Only for US Carriers, right? The carrier issue isn't Samsung's problem per se. If Samsung would use my suggestion the problem would be solve. Don't role in carrier apps. Make them put them in the app store and make sure it can't be install on a device it's not suppose to work with. Most of the carrier apps are useless. All you need is an app that accesses your account and make payments.

22. tyrionTheWise unregistered

No. I don't care about US variants. More than 10 countries having G920i unlocked variant haven't received the update yet. And no country with N920i note 5 have received the update.

10. nicemervin

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 26, 2016

Well I am in United Arab Emirates and I did get an update, but its for Lollipop. So I am still waiting for Marshmallow.

12. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

My favourite Galaxy ever

14. IcemanKimi

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 27, 2014

Samsung should just concentrate on launching 3 devices only ever year. The Galaxy S series and the Note Series. They can launch just a couple of low cost devices worldwide for the emerging markets. With this they can concentrate on their updates faster and I wonder who even buys the bucket load of phones which Samsung releases every year.

15. surethom

Posts: 1691; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Never mind s5 what about S6 STILL no update in UK. Samsung over skinning means slower upgrades :(

19. FluffyBled unregistered

Come on baby don't fail meh :D !

20. FluffyBled unregistered

But well ... since none of the S6 edge owners i know got it so far, I guess I'll have to wait some more! (Couldn't edit, sorry!)

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