Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+ on AT&T finally get Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+ on AT&T finally get Android 6.0 Marshmallow
AT&T is finally rolling out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and its curved-edge sibling, the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+.

With Android N right around the corner, the fact that Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy Note edge+ users on AT&T's network were still running Android 5.1 Lollipop until today is a bit puzzling. Note that Sprint and Verizon launched the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the Note 5 and the S6 Edge+ back in March with T-Mobile following the same path in April.

Based on the reports we've received, the update is available for most AT&T subscribers rocking one of the two phones. If you're in a hurry to get a taste of Marshmallow, head on over to Settings->About phone and you should be able to download it. The update measures about 1.4GB in size, and AT&T will force you to download it over a Wi-Fi connection.

From what we can tell, the update is Samsung's standard implementation of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which comes complete with the new granular permissions, the battery-saving Dose mode, and Google Now on Tap. If you're new to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, make sure to read our full review for a complete analysis. 

Apparently, AT&T is well aware that subscribers were expecting to get Android 6.0 Marshmallow on their phones earlier than this. In the forum post that announced the availability of the update, an AT&T employee said:


What do you guys think, is anyone not disappointed that AT&T took so long to bring Marshmallow to the Note 5 and the S6 Edge+?

source: AT&T

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54 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

6Perfect reason to not get the Note 6. There's no reason why M shouldn't have been available already for the Note 5.

3. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I wished they'd reel their TouchWiz skin in enough to get updates out faster. HTC's 15 days later policy should be adopted by all Android manufacturers IMO. The HTC One A9 was the first smartphone to launch with MM on board, even before the Nexus (Nexii????) came out.

9. ph00ny

Posts: 2028; Member since: May 26, 2011

Like everyone else has said before me, AT&T is the culprit here. Too busy filling up the phone with their craptastic bloatware

20. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

But even international version of note 5 had to wait a few months ( 3-4 ) before getting it. Had it at the end of the month the HTC A9 got it on my moto x play. So i say max 2 months after its out its should be pushed to every 2 years old phone or newer. A and skip the freaking carriers!

6. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

its not their fault to be honest.. i had marshmallow since February on the international version ... carriers are a bunch of money sucking assholes when it comes to android phones

7. smooth4lyfe

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Blame the carrier not Samsung

14. jpkelly05

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

You do realize android updates in America are released by the carrier. The manufacturer releases the updates to each carrier around the same timeframe. The carrier then takes it and adds bloatware and whatever other final touches. AT&T is to blame here. On top of the update AT&T makes it where the Facebook App is not able to be removed from the Note5. This app is horible, as it uses a lot of data all the time, and clogs up the phones RAM.

16. tedkord

Posts: 17352; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

They do realize it, but they can't help themselves once they hear someone clip-clopping across their bridge.

37. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Figured teddykord would be here.

17. jpkelly05

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

And please don't try to tell me Apple is beter. Niether OS'es are better or best. Each person has their own prefference. Android is mine and I will not use Apple ever. Not saying Apple is bad so please keep those opinions to yourselves.

21. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Agreed about Apple. Still Samsung is slow to give the update to carrier and carrier are super slow to give it to consumer. I had my update on my carrier moto x play since easily november or december...

32. Rocky1978

Posts: 41; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

I better not hear any Apple people talking crap. These latest ios 9 updates have bricked phones and slowed others down. Every update seems to be worse and worse.

15. tedkord

Posts: 17352; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Keep trying. A good reason to get it is out will likely be the highest rated phone for customer satisfaction, just like its predecessor.

38. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Uh huh, which is nothing compared to user experience and opinion.

19. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Well note 5 have M since month at the carrier i work. sure Samsung is slow but some carrier are even slower.. OEM need to at least eliminate carrier and update will be much faster.

23. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Bitch, bitch, bitch, that's all you do all day long. It's like you're a teenage girl who's badmouthing her ex boyfriend because he broke up with her. Man up and stop acting like a pussy.

29. tedkord

Posts: 17352; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

He's still stinging badly from all the news. Apple's down quarter, Android surging, Samsung being named America's most trusted brand, Samsung phones having the highest customer satisfaction. He's just lashing out from pain.

30. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

"He's just lashing out from pain", then don't you think it's about time someone put him out of his misery and delete his account already?

35. tedkord

Posts: 17352; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

He's had several one week vacations doled out to him for trolling. It'll probably happen again before long.

40. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Why don't you come do it yourself, keyboard warrior?

46. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

LOL, Keyboard warrior? You do realize you fight with everyone on this site and you post twice as much as I do right?

49. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yeah I thought so. You're afraid.

52. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Yup, you got me, I'm afraid, I'm glad that you came to the right conclusion after I made the observation that you spend twice the time on this site than I do. See, most rational minded people would take that to mean that you have absolutely 0 life, but no, you spending twice as much time on this site as me must mean that I'm afraid of you. You're such a f*cking retard.

53. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yeah, I thought so. You're full of crap, but I expected much from a guy who talks big behind the comfort of his computer. Wouldn't want you soiling your panties again you little b----.

41. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I think you're under the impression that if you say it over and over again, maybe it will come true.

39. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I think you just described yourself there, chief.

25. tedkord

Posts: 17352; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Maybe you should try standing outside the store and block people trying to go in and buy the next Note. That's the only way you're going to affect sales at all.

50. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Maybe you should get over it.

51. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I don't know man, those basement trolls can get pretty fat down there, I bet he can block a lot of people.

54. Mxyzptlk unregistered

So says the guy who is too fat to find his manhood.

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