Samsung Galaxy series Android 6 Marhsmallow update roadmap: here is when you can expect it
posted by Victor H. / Mar 01, 2016, 4:39 AM
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:
- Samsung Galaxy Note 5 - March 2016
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ - March 2016
- Samsung Galaxy S6 - March 2016
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge - March 2016
- Samsung Galaxy Note 4 - April 2016
- Samsung Galaxy Note Edge - April 2016
- Samsung Galaxy S5 - May 2016
- Samsung Galaxy Alpha - June 2016
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8" - May 2016
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7" - May 2016
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:
Posts: 521; 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.
posted on Mar 01, 2016, 4:44 AM 9
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.
posted on Mar 01, 2016, 6:55 AM 1
Posts: 319; 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.
posted on Mar 01, 2016, 11:21 AM 0
Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 26, 2015
And here I am, sitting with my S5 mini that still doesn't have Lollipop
posted on Mar 01, 2016, 4:50 AM 1
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).
posted on Mar 01, 2016, 4:56 AM 8
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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...
posted on Mar 03, 2016, 9:45 PM 0
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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.
posted on Mar 01, 2016, 5:47 AM 3
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
posted on Mar 01, 2016, 6:51 AM 0
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Not a word about Note 4 N910C
posted on Mar 01, 2016, 4:51 AM 0
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Still waiting for marshmallow on my s6 android n will be released soon.
posted on Mar 01, 2016, 5:12 AM 0
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"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...
posted on Mar 01, 2016, 6:10 AM 1
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.
posted on Mar 01, 2016, 6:49 AM 0
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