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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1. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

When you got the wrong model of your unlocked Samsung phone and still have no clue when you're getting Marshmallow. Also Alan couldn't wait one more minute to post this at midnight?

17. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

It doesn't matter to the poor GS4 and GN3 owners anyway. GS4 and GN3 are simply stuck with the bug infested Lollipop. Sammy will never realize how much ditching older models harms their sales in the long run.

21. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Sad to say this but yeah , i agree with you . Although im sure Exynos 7420 devices will be updated for long time because its their own SOC plus its extremely powerfull.

27. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

I for one, must agree with you. It is a shame that the s4 and note3 which has still got a lot of users and perfectly capable hardware won't be getting the latest update.

30. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Grow up!!!! How long will you keep using the same phone, will you not get bored?

32. lallolu

Posts: 732; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Thumbs down or dislike button should be added to this site. Your comment deserves either.

47. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

For your information, a phone will have constant depreciation every year till it reaches a minimum value which is of entry phone level after which the rate stays constant there. So the best thing you can do to your old phone is to make sure that you sell your phone before it reaches third year i.e. before it is worth just peanuts...dried peanuts.

37. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Well, you know, it's just that many people expect their phones to work, not to have newest tech inside, also they like to make calls with them. Just sayin

46. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

And BTW nobody makes money with Android right??? Its been long since we've seen that comment on your thread. Looks like they make money with Android.

56. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

There was another report last week that the S4 would be getting MM, second quarter next year if I remember right. That report focused more on carriers.

57. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

71. epdm2be

Posts: 822; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Who cares. 1) The lolipop for GS5 and below is below specs. No themes etc... 2) Not to mention that KitKat runs better anyway. I mean why use an OS developped with 64-bit in mind on a 32-bit system. Doh 3) As long as Google and Samsung conveniently forget the true advantages of AMOLed (Black pixels = no power on display) and keep people giving headaches (especially at night or in darkened places) with that white infested crapdroid version, nobody in their right mind should use Lolipop and Marshmallow on amoled equipped devices. 4) Samsung nowadays cares more about tech-illiterate rich snobs (like a most iPhone users) then their tech-savvy supporters. So they don't care about us. 5) Who cares about Samsung anyway? They stabbed their fanbase in the back with that S6 by ditching the 2 most important features that defined a Galaxy S (user-replacable battery and micro-SD-card expansion). BTW. "Waiting approval" What does that mean? Who's deciding if these devices get an update? Some weird Korean deity? The budha? It's obvious that a device less than or just about 2 years old should get that update. Period. Especially the expensive devices.

64. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

I would thought the F models would get the update first.

2. Elfmonster unregistered

Over it

3. foster426

Posts: 40; Member since: Apr 07, 2015

S5 (Awaiting approval) I'm not even excited for this update. I don't even have 5.1.1 yet (but that's probably sprints fault). I'm just expecting to hear about how they couldn't get the phone to handle the update so it's cancelled.

5. TyrionLannister unregistered

S5 will definitely get the update. There's no reason not to. S4 got lollipop, so S5 must get marshmallow. Plus, marshmallow isn't heavy like lollipop.

14. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

Where the hell is the galaxy note 3 on the list

52. Shocky unregistered

More than two years old so that means no more updates. Didn't you get the memo?

90. Rocket

Posts: 654; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

I dontk understand whats the point of ugrading a 2+ years old phone if they will lag a lot? eg my wifes iphone 4s lags like crazy making the phone almost unusable after the ios9 update.

39. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

2GB ram excuse incoming from Samsung

40. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Well the 3 actually has 3gb, but the s5 only has 2. I expect the issue to be with the Note's older processor.

43. g2a5b0e unregistered

The Snap 800 is perfectly capable. Samsung will simply not update the Note 3 because it isn't in enough hands anymore. Not saying it's right, but upgrading a 2+ year old device when many users of that device have since upgraded doesn't do much for their bottom line.

85. techman05

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 15, 2015

You have to wait till the pay by the minute services pick up all the old phones Then you'll get an update. Either that or hope someone made thier own rom that fixes issues and the its who cares about what samsung thinks ;p .

89. g2a5b0e unregistered

I have no idea what you just said.

94. aru2hot

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

I agree OEMs wont upgrade a 2+ yr old device but what about 5.1.1 update.. Note 3 was well within the 2 year mark when it was released. note 3 was updated 1. 4.3 -> 4.4 2. 4.4 -> 5 Samsung should definitely update Note 3 to 5.1.1 if not for 6

10. Kakarot

Posts: 57; Member since: Jul 31, 2015

The international variants like sm-g900h and sm-g900f are still awaiting 5.1.1! Samsung is too slow these days.

15. FluffyBled unregistered

It is unlikely for at least G900H to receive the 5.1.1 update, my opinion is that they'll skip to 6.0 for these!

74. Kakarot

Posts: 57; Member since: Jul 31, 2015

Yes.. i have got the same thing running in my mind. But here we do not get the monthly security fixes too, for the exynos model! Would not care for 5.1.1 if we get the fixes

86. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

most likely sprints fault. They are the worse to push updates. I remember having lollipop on my phone 2 months before my mother.... both galaxy 5's but mine was on TM and her's on sprint

93. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

You're pretty much wrong. Sprint Note 4 was the first of all US carriers to get to 5.1.1 (August 10), then AT&T (October 9). T-Mo and Verizon Note 4 are still on 5.0.1 and that's 3 months after the Sprint Note 4 got it. When I had a Sprint Note 2, it beat the t-Mo Note 2 in updates as well.

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