Samsung Galaxy series Android 6 Marhsmallow update roadmap: here is when you can expect it

Samsung has already started updating its Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge phones to Android 6 Marshmallow with the new and improved version of TouchWiz on top of that, but if you have some other Samsung phone, chances are that you don't know when and whether it will get updated.

We have now obtained information from a source familiar with Samsung's plans about the company's dates for the Android 6 Marshmallow update.

Good news is that all of last year's top Samsung phones should get updated to Android 6 by the end of March 2016, while last year's top Samsung phones will get updated in April and May. Samsung is even planning to update the Galaxy Alpha, a device released in late 2014, with the update for it coming in June 2016.

Here is the full list of top-priority Samsung phones due for update soon:

Next on line are devices that are not considered flagships, but will still get the Android 6 update. The list only mentions one such phone, but the list is likely a bit longer than that:

With the Galaxy A7 (2016) listed for update, it's reasonable to expect the Galaxy A5 (2016), and other mid-rangers to get updated to Android 6 this summer.



1. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Its late , but they actualy brought s**tton of improvements rather than just bumping android version like all the other oems.

21. mitchytan92

Posts: 92; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

True that. They always put effort to redesign their rom. Just look at the S6 Lollipop to S6 Marshmallow, the rom is totally redesigned with their own developed additional features and look at LG G4's Lollipop to Marshmallow, other that all those changes by Google, nothing has changed. The design is totally the same as well. But still I would prefer if Samsung stop working so hard and just give us a rom close to stock.

26. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Look, they all take 1 year to come up with a new ver of the software, it's not like Samsung use stock android, they can easy call this there own os

36. megalosdog

Posts: 17; Member since: Jan 06, 2015

I disagree. I don't think the majority of consumers would like sock android, I'm mean I'm a tech enthusiast and I don't particularly care for it.

32. michaelny2001

Posts: 330; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

yeah it is very late actually. By the time we get Marshmallow, google will come out with the next major update. my AT&T is slow with the updates to begin with so... it sucks. Oh and my note 4 has a super slow 4 code pin unlock. i guess it's the 5.1.1. don't know so the update would have been very welcomed.

2. MartinR

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

And these lists are soo fake, you wouldn't even believe it!

3. SpaceHamster

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 26, 2015

And here I am, sitting with my S5 mini that still doesn't have Lollipop

7. hoomanPeasants unregistered

What else were you expecting? Those mini were absolute trash and an epic failure. Even Samsung didn't bother with them and if my guess is correct, the series was sacked in 2015. Next time buy a proper compact phone like the Xperia Z compact series(or maybe X compact from now on) or iPhones. And if you like Samsung this much(you shouldn't, their skin is terrible), you can buy older flagships if you can't afford newer one. My friend has an S4 and it's still getting updates after 3 years(mostly security patches, performance improvements and a few new features. Nothing earth shattering but quite nice for an old phone).

37. Stef23

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 03, 2016

Galaxy Alpha was (and is) much better than any Xperia Z series. Replaceable batteries giving it longevity, Amoled screen giving it efficiency in mixed content, support from Sasmung and IMO much more beatiful. Way to go, by suggesting a Samsung fan to buy a Sony. He should had bought galaxy Alpha if he wanted a Samsung mini...

12. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

You're bluffing yourself if you think the S5 mini is a real mini version of the S5. The only real mini S5 was the Galaxy Alpha.

30. hexa-core.

Posts: 58; Member since: Feb 28, 2016

But the S4 mini got Kitkat, so S5 mini should have gotten Lollipop long ago!

38. Stef23

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 03, 2016

Funny thing is that it actually had better SoC and (back) camera according to reviews, so in certain things it was a Galaxy 5.5 (in others a galaxy 4.5, though)

17. Shocky unregistered

Samsung's Mini series are trash, what are you doing on an enthusiast forum when you own a S5 Mini? This is the wrong place for you . Try Mumsnet.

20. SpaceHamster

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 26, 2015

I bought it when my brother recommended it, but I guess by looking at the comment section here, everybody hates the mini's. I don't have any problems with it, it's perfect for me. BTW, next device would either be OnePlus X or Xiaomi Mi 5

22. sree2106

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 01, 2016

you could see sammobile.

4. tntkz

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 01, 2016

Not a word about Note 4 N910C

8. hoomanPeasants unregistered

Should be within one-two week window of the N910G. The only difference between the 2 variants(N910G and N910C) is the radio. So it doesn't take much time to roll out.

5. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

this update was so worth the wait! my S6 got a new life thanx to MM..kudoz Sammy for this update

6. Totse2k15

Posts: 478; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Note 4 Marshmallow ftw!!


Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Well they said they've released the update since the 15th of February globally but still we haven't got any in the middle east yet

10. scarface21173

Posts: 693; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Still waiting for marshmallow on my s6 android n will be released soon.

11. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Sook aka 7 months lol

15. Shocky unregistered

So what? this isn't a Google device. The jokes on you if you think this was unexpected.

13. acruzlu unregistered

Do they actually mean March or next month? Been saying Marshmallow was going to be on the Note 5 in December 2015...

14. Shocky unregistered

Flashed this last week, great update. Phone definitely feels smoother in places, easily as smooth as my Pixel C. Touchwiz has come a long way.

16. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1822; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

"Good news is that all of last year's top Samsung phones should get updated to Android 6 by the end of March 2016, while last year's top Samsung phones will get updated in April and May." Definitely maybe...

18. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Plus extra 2 months for AT&T to do whatever they do with updates, add bloat, loose it, who knows really?

19. Mrinal

Posts: 36; Member since: Feb 28, 2016

You all shouldn't accuse Samsung for delay in 6.0 update. Its good to wait for updates, rather than getting buggy updates. I won't say it will be bug free but will contain less bugs if its compared to other phones.

23. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

I have the 920F XEF one and I can say that I have not seen any bugs so far and damn the phone is quick AF! :)

24. yemkoid

Posts: 41; Member since: Aug 17, 2015

Next month for my N4 too late

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