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