Here's Android 6.0 Marshmallow on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in action (video)


Just two days ago, we reported that some Samsung Galaxy Note 4 users in Hungary have been treated to an Android 6.0 Marshmallow update on their phones. We are dealing with the Snapdragon 805-powered SM-N910F variation, in particular. This surprised us a bit, because we are expecting the newer Galaxy Note 5 to score the Marshmallow update first, with the Note 4 allegedly getting it in February 2016. It seems like this is an isolated rollout, a soak test of sorts, so the rest of the Note 4 users across the globe should expect the latest Android flavor sometime in Q1 of next year.

Thanks to a new video that popped up yesterday, we get to see Android Marshmallow on the Note 4 in action. The majority of noteworthy features are showcased, most importantly a new Air Command menu and the cool screen-off memo feature, both of which are coming straight from the Galaxy Note 5

Additionally, the Note 5 has also "donated" many of its stock icons to its older sibling. Marshmallow's battery life-improving Doze and Google Now on Tap are also on board. It seems that there aren't any other notable changes in tow; rest assured that we will keep you updated if anything else pops in.

Check out the video right below to see the Marshmallow version of TouchWiz running on the Note 4. Now, we noticed that the interface occasionally lags quite a lot in the demonstration video. It is said that the change of the system language is the likely culprit for the unimpressive UI performance. Additionally, we should not forget that we are dealing with a soak test, so issues are to be expected. 

Hopefully, these will be fixed in the final release of Android Marshmallow for the Note 4. By the way, feel free to check out our review of the latest version of the OS right here.


source: NapiDroid (translated

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Galaxy Note 4
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh(20h 3G talk time)

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32 Comments

1. Shocky unregistered

Great, hopefully it will stop the Note 4 users whining about updates. Next time they do I'll remind them they got Marshmallow before the Note 5.

6. TyrionLannister unregistered

I don't think this was supposed to happen. It looks rushed and unfinished. The best it can be is a soak test. Or maybe it mistakenly got leaked.

19. Shocky unregistered

Not sure it really matters why it was released.

31. yogihoy

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 17, 2015

Shocky...i think maybe they know esp in uk..that the note 4 users are due to upgrade later in 2016.. so if no note 6 in october well go to google nexus or iphone

2. DevilsAdvocate

Posts: 47; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Don't want to start a war. But Man that thing Lagged like a crippled crocodile.

4. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

it`s not the final version so yeah, it`s expected to lagg and have bugs

5. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

To me its acceptable, just change the animation to x0.5 instead of the default x1. Work well for me.

22. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I put mines at all zeros.

34. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I use to put it to zeros which is nice for geeks but if you want to show it to friends about how quick and smooth the phone is, 0.5x is better trust me :P

3. flavius22

Posts: 218; Member since: Aug 23, 2015

Omg that lag from 2:03 to 2:10

7. horialin

Posts: 23; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

As Arnold said: You're one laggy motherf***er.

8. iampun33t

Posts: 137; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

I was so tired of the lag in my Note 4, every frikin time I used the phone. It felt so slow at times that I regretted spending 700$ on it. My SD801 running Oneplus One is way faster and smoother than this. Finally I ditched it for a sweet 450$ Moto X Style, updated to Marshmallow with a 128GB SD Card to make an awesome 150GB Internal Storage. Best Decision of My Life..!!

12. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1176; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Its a test FW, the Note 4 runs beautifully on 5.1.1, no lag on mine. :)

28. iampun33t

Posts: 137; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

Please send me your email so I can record a video and send it to you to show the crappy lag on mine. Its At&T version so maybe that is the difference. If your does not lag then good for you.

32. yogihoy

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 17, 2015

There was lag on launch of lollipop..but on 5.11 no lag at all

13. phichart

Posts: 335; Member since: May 03, 2014

my note 4 doesn't lag...

14. ShaikhJGI

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Isn't its 160GB? I mean 32+128 is 160 GB or is it 16+128?

29. iampun33t

Posts: 137; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

SD Card system used some memory. Plus some memory is used by Android after formatting the SD Card to use this functionality. So 32 GB + 128 GB (Technically) = 150 GB (Practically)

18. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

I smelled something... hmmm. Very familiar..... ahh. I smelled bull-s**t! Also, my note 4 doesn't lag.

30. iampun33t

Posts: 137; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

If your does not lag, good for you. Mine did, it bugged me, hence my switch. Anyway mine was a AT&T Version so maybe theres something there.

27. joe1blue

Posts: 169; Member since: Jul 25, 2013

I did the exact same thing!!! Lol

9. solidsnake695

Posts: 132; Member since: Jan 04, 2013

samsung and buggy laggy horrible software better love story than twilight

10. srk_s_rao unregistered

what about Camera 2 API?

15. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

There is no doubt its fake no new touchwiz only some picked features of it????? Impossible samsung is not this level of stupidness to do that and if they did i think they should start fucusing on dishwashers industry cuz idont believe that any note 4 owner including me ofcourse would pay money for there craps again so yes they will port the hole new touchwiz not just 2 or 3 stupid usless features of it this is wat they did in note 3 and this is wat's gonna happen in note 4

17. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

It is fake. Look at the icons and the UI design in overall.

16. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

What's making me mad is the ram 800$ i gave paid for a crappy pdt from company samsung made an awesome hardware in note 4 but they completely destroyed it with their freaking stupid update for ppl whpdidnt notice this is the old touchwiz they have just changed the icons shape and added 2 or more usless features this is the last major update for note 4 (ofcourse 6.1 won't add a lot ) so if ut didnt have the new touchwiz now it won't have it ever NOTE 4 SALES WAS GREATLY AFFECTED BY NOTE 3 WHEN IT GOT IT'S TOUCHWIZ SO THEY HAVE LEARNED FROM THEIR MISTAKE BY NOT PORTING THE NEW TOUCHWIZ TO NOTE 4 NOT TO AFFECT NOTE 5 SALES SUMMARY : SAMSUNG CARES ONLY ABOUT DAM MONEY WITH NO RESPECT TO CONSUMERS.

20. yemkoid

Posts: 41; Member since: Aug 17, 2015

After so much waiting still no camera 2 api? OMGOSH!

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

So for all the complainers who were animate about the 5.1.1 update to the 4 not including the new Note 5/S6 UI, now you can stop complaining. Looks pretty good I guess.

23. HTC_ONE_MAX

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

maybe the lag issue can fixed by performing a reboot.

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This dude sucks man.

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