Lucky unlocked Samsung Galaxy S5 owner gets Android 6.0.1 on his phone?

Lucky unlocked Samsung Galaxy S5 owner gets Android 6.0.1 on his phone?
Last week, Samsung said that it was looking for owners of the unlocked Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge in the U.K. and South Korea, who want to take part in beta tests of the Android 6.0 update. Whether what happened next is related to the beta test is not known, but it appears that a lucky Samsung Galaxy S5 owner ended up with Android 6.0.1 on his phone.

The security patch date on the update reads 1, January 2016 which is a strong sign that the update is not final, or not official. The December security update was just recently sent out. Android 6.0 contains battery management feature Doze, which puts an inactive phone into a deep sleep; this expands the standby time and battery life. App permissions are improved, allowing users to allow or deny them on a feature-by-feature basis. Google Now on Tap provides search results based on content found on the screen. With Android 6.0.1, additional features include new emoji and bug fixes, which help get rid of small issues.

A large selection of screenshots from the mistakenly updated phone are available for you to peruse in the slideshow below. In addition, a video was also posted on social media showing the Android 6.0.1 update running on the Galaxy S5. We've embedded it below for your viewing pleasure.

If you own an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S5, do not take this to mean that your phone is on the verge of receiving Marshmallow. This was obviously a fluke, and as we pointed out, might not even be the official version of the update.

Thanks for the tip!

source: SamMobile

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Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. another1

Posts: 157; Member since: Dec 25, 2015

The f**k? Still waiting on mine. Got a gs6

2. TyrionLannister unregistered

It's just a soak test. Not official ROM. BTW I'm impressed by Samsung on updates. My almost 3 year s4 is still getting security patches, performance updates and new features( the recent battery optimization thing by Samsung). Given by how bad they used to be, this is a welcome improvement. I hope they streamline TW even further for even quicker updates, as they are still far from google in this regard.

7. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

Ure impressed by samsung on updates?????? Lol , please stop being a sheep.

9. TyrionLannister unregistered

I gave my reasons. But maybe your attention span is of a typical hater and you didn't read it till the end.

10. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

Well to be fair at least they stick to their monthly security updates

3. Bernoulli

Posts: 4364; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

It's unreal how Symbian-esque this layout is, just wow.

4. UglyFrank

Posts: 2200; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I'm guessing it won't add camera2 api though :(

6. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

It's obvious, 'cause it's a key selling point to make people upgrade to the latest flagship.

5. Krjal

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Looks like he might've snagged the update by changing the system clock at the right time. Pretty lucky.

8. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

If u didnt notice this is the damn old touchwiz they didnt even bring the latest version of UI to their ex flagships like note 4 and s5 which already been treated so badly in terms of updates this didnt happen with both note 3 and s4 they have got the latest touchwiz of both s5 and note 4 except 1 or 2 features like camera UI and ultra power saving mode, i agree with you that samsung jave changed their update policy BUT TO WORST.

11. guil.power

Posts: 45; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

All I care about is the camera2 api. give it to me sammy!

12. theo14461 unregistered

Funny how it takes a "lucky" person to receive an Android update. What a joke.

14. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

Pretty sure you misunderstood the title...

15. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

Funny how it takes an ignorant person to not read an article they are commenting on. What a joke.

13. theo14461 unregistered

Ooh, I can't wait to get my Android update, even if it takes a year! So stupid!

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