Roadmap reveals when certain Samsung Galaxy devices will be updated to Marshmallow

Roadmap reveals when certain Samsung Galaxy devices will be updated to Marshmallow
If you own a Samsung Galaxy handset, what could be better than discovering a roadmap that shows you when to expect your device to be updated to Android 6.0, Marshmallow. This morning, we have such a roadmap to show you. The map is broken down into two distinct phases. Starting with those handsets in Phase One, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ are scheduled to be the first two Samsung Galaxy devices to receive Android 6.0. The updates should arrive next month.

The next pair, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge will both be updated this January. In February, you should expect to receive Android 6.0 on your Samsung Galaxy Note Edge and Samsung Galaxy Note 4. These are all of the Galaxy handsets that have a scheduled date for their Android 6.0 update. Two more handsets in Phase One, the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Galaxy Alpha, are awaiting technical approval.

All of the phones in Phase 2 are also awaiting approval. These models include the Samsung Galaxy A8, Samsung Galaxy A7, Samsung Galaxy A5, Samsung Galaxy A3, Samsung Galaxy E7 and Samsung Galaxy E5.

The Android 6.0 update includes new features such as Doze, which recognizes when your phone is idle and shuts down background apps, putting your phone in a deep sleep and increasing standby time. Google On Tap brings you contextual search results, depending what is on your screen. And with Marshmallow, instead of having to approve a number of permissions for an app in one fell swoop, permission is given on an individual basis, allowing you to run an app while still denying access to certain features of your phone.


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source: TimesNews.co.uk

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94 Comments

95. sonsofhell

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

Okay ! This was posted on 1st November by this original source JUSTABOUTPHONES So please it's nothing new.

88. Falcorxx

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 15, 2015

I'm just really pissed off that gs5 Verizon most likely won't even get the 5.1 update. I still am on the 5.0 bare ass update. So I can't even imagine getting 5.1, let alone 6.0 on gs5.

84. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

By the time the iPhone 6s gets IOS 10, the GS6 will have the Note 5 update and marshmallow. So enough said really.....

91. Rocket

Posts: 746; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

and will lag a lot like the 4s running ios 9.

81. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I am sure the GS5 and GS4 already has more updates than the equivalent iPhones already. My GS6 already had a major update from the launch GS6 5.0 touch wiz to the Note 5 5.1 touch wiz. Bigger jump than iOS 8 to iOS 9 and I got it in 6 months and not a year.

79. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

sorry gs5 owners. your phone is a year old and lollipop is all you will see. so much for flagship updates. lol

80. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

The Galaxy S5 is getting the update.

77. Syracuse

Posts: 69; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

the one person that said Nexus phones have bad battery better think again. My Nexus 5X was used over 5 hours today and got of the charger 9.30 am this morning. Now it's 8.00 p.m. and I'm still on 63% while using it for a couple of hours on facebook while listening to music on it. Don't stay stuck in the past, we got doze dude. ;)

58. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

In my opinion, the Note 3, J7, J5 and maybe J2 and Grand Prime could get the update. The Galaxy S4 is not getting it, and the S5 and S6 Active are.

53. Draddy2u

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 15, 2015

What about the rest of us who dont have samsung or maybe dont like samsung or whatever the case might be.. I have a ZTE Zmax when do get to see when ima get my update?

51. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

There is one big thing about updates when it comes to Samsung phones over Apple phones, Take the s4 why rhey have not updated android number to 6 They also update apps and Knox and google services and so on (All the above needs an OS update with Apple, not the case with Samsung) Android is basic and many things added was in the s4 anyways and for Samsung to update means having to update a good range of things they do not even add in new phones so it be all new things they need to add and it's also down to Samsung where there OS goes to as its tw and not basic android

50. Lmao2013

Posts: 44; Member since: Dec 05, 2013

I hope this update brings support for pattern unlock with fingerprint

44. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 456; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Galaxy J5 definitely deserves it. Not a bad phone and it launched on 5.1.1

55. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

I think the J7, J5 and maybe the J2 will get the update. It looks like they are pretty popular devices, unlike the E series.

41. iorrri3

Posts: 4; Member since: May 08, 2013

My sister has E5 and its a s**tty phone ,cant be compared to my note 3 and you are telling me that i wont be having marshmallow??screw u

45. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

It's a matter of the 2-year support cycle of Samsung, not a matter of how powerful is the phone. Of course Note 3 is much better than E5, but the latter still has it's support cycle valid and running!

33. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Any news about the G Flex 2.

31. guil.power

Posts: 45; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Marshmallow for S5! I want that new touchwiz look :D

26. jerrycutshaw

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

Where are the Active models?

24. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

Note 4 got lollipop in only poland in fabruary 2015 3 months later it started to spread around the world.

23. pankajxdx unregistered

SM-G928G Yusss!! Hopefully they bring a better Ram management with this update, that's my only complain as of now. Better battery life is always welcome.

19. ciprian.ruse

Posts: 320; Member since: May 13, 2014

I hope this is not true because if I have to wait till January for M I'll be very dissapointed.

20. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

You should be glad to get it in January.

8. Feanor

Posts: 1449; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Hmm... This time Samsung is suspicious late with the update and the supported devices are too few. Last year they had updated the latest models (back then the S5 and Note 4 etc) to Lollipop by the end of December, but Lollipop debuted about one month in the year later than Marshmallow.

16. JohnK

Posts: 117; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

Nope, i received lollipop on my S5 back in mid-january and i was not late among all countries deployment, so they "started" in december.

7. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

It would be nice if the S4 and note 3 were updated too. Oh well.

13. TyrionLannister unregistered

No phone from 2013 is getting updated except nexus 5. Not the G2, not the Moto X, not the Xperia Z1 and so on.... S4 wasn't getting marshmallow anyway considering SD 600 is too old and even most phones with SD 800 aren't getting updates. Note 3 could have got an update, but other OEMs are slacking too. So I can give Samsung a pass. It's not what I want. I would have preferred these devices to be updated(in in fact I have an S4, which is still in use). But since no one is taking incentive, why should I blame just one OEM.

42. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

LG has officialy confirmed that the G2 will get Marshmallow, because 5.1 and 5.1.1 for LG-D802 was ditched for 6.0

54. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

My OnePlus One will keep getting updates so long as Cyanogen is alive...that's the beauty of being both manufacturer and carrier independent.

69. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Like I said, it'd be nice. The 18 month window holds back loyalty building for the sake of lower costs and sales. I'm debating Nexus or Motorola for my next phone because of it, and I hate unibody phones. Maybe jump ship to windows, but that's cringe worthy too. Maybe BB will release something without a keyboard. They've got a good reputation for updates.

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