Samsung is now rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

Samsung is now rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge
Earlier today, it became clear that Samsung had just begun pushing Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to the Galaxy S6 edge and S6 edge+ in its home country, making us a little bit envious of the new features that these are about to score. And rightly so, as we've been waiting quite a long time for the international Galaxy S6 and S6 edge to receive the newest Android flavor!

Fortunately, our wait is finally over! In a rather brief blog post today, the domineering Android vendor announced that TouchWiz-flavored Android Marshmallow is being seeded to international users starting today, February 15. As we said, the only two devices that will be receiving the update starting today are the Galaxy S6 and the S6 edge, but other Marshmallow devices will follow suit in the near future. Samsung says that separate announcements with release schedule and additional details will be disclosed once it's the right time.

Have in mind that the update will only be hitting those international Galaxy S6 and S6 edge units and most certainly not their carrier-specific versions. Sorry, Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint users - you will probably have to wait a bit more.

As far as the feature list is concerned, the update brings all Marshmallow features on board — the most notable are Doze, which improves standby battery performance, and Google Now On Tap, which provides contextual information about whatever you have on your screen. You can check out some leaked manuals that seem to show all of the new features right below. 

Additionally, you can explore the exclusive edge features the S6 edge is about to get by checking this post. Finally, make sure to check out our review of Marshmallow and find out whether it's a hit or miss!



source: Samsung 
 

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Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S6 edge
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2600 mAh(26h talk time)

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29 Comments

1. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

woho! :D

10. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 703; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

Nice, just 4 months before the next release of Android! Well done Samsung! That is really reflecting your aspiration to be global market leader.

16. Unordinary unregistered

And the next release of their newest feature phones hahaha

2. .KRATOS.

Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Finally

3. pmsap

Posts: 105; Member since: May 26, 2015

It's actually, one year later than the release of S6. One year cycles.

4. scarface21173

Posts: 700; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

The update cycles on samsung devices are shocking. Lg, sony, motorola etc are like 2 mths ahead of them with the marshmallow update and i still have not recieved it yet.

5. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Motorola was 2 months ahead with their last flagship: my UK Moto X 2nd gen received it exactly two months to today, on December 15.

21. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Been rocking the newest Android on my moto x play since more than 2 months and its by no mean a flagship lol. Moto G 2015 will receive the update soon ( the carrier i work for said in next 2 weeks ) So even moto G a low end device will have it at the carrier level before samsung S6. Pathetic samsung!

6. TyrionLannister unregistered

Not Sony, z5 doesn't have marshmallow yet. Yes, Samsung is late but their marshmallow build has really new features and has improved a lot. Plus they did beta testing which means final ROM won't be a buggy mess. After bearing the laggy terrible 5.1.1 touchwiz for 6 months, I would not like to see another buggy ROM. I can wait a few days.

8. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

6.0.1 isn't any smoother than 5.1.1 :( RAM Management hasn't been fixed either.

11. ameran

Posts: 344; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

Zack_2014, How do you know that 6.0.1 isn't faster than previous version? I assume we never realized that you are an insider and you know everything.

13. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

prob means the beta test program.

22. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Ameran instead of been a hater think for a second.. They been doing beta test for sometime now the Rom for the beta test is also out there on the web...

25. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

There are tons of videos in Youtube showing the S6 running Marshmallow. And let me tell you Official isn't suddenly fix RAM management. It's gonna be the exact same 99% like the beta one :)

12. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

on what phone? on the S6 this is not true..1000x better than 5.1.1

14. TyrionLannister unregistered

I have significant number of sources proving otherwise.

17. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

you can add me as one of those sources.

19. MDave

Posts: 210; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Not true. I never really had a problem in practice with RAM management (which I think has been overblown to death), but UI stutters are finally gone on Marshmallow.

23. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Overblown? Well depend. HTC M9 can open 4-5 high end game and switch between them whitout lag and S6 cant whitout reloading them... Thats just the reality

27. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

you should look at this vid.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-WH0rGnxwU comfirms that RAM is fixed

7. senseiJ

Posts: 172; Member since: May 02, 2015

I hope it comes to Note 5 next week.

24. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Its not even out because Carrier will take a few months as usuall..

9. TerryTerius unregistered

Screw you all. Every single one of you with unlocked phones. My jealousy cannot be measured.

15. TyrionLannister unregistered

If it makes you feel any better, i have unlocked s6 and i won't get marshmallow anytime soon, because samsung only cares about G920f and i have g920i

18. acruzlu unregistered

Now for the Note 5 update, been waiting since December to get it.

20. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Note5? I thought Note5 was supposed to get the update first?

26. irossdrummer

Posts: 369; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

6.0 or 6.0.1??? I didn't wait this long just to get an outdated version...

28. jeevanand88 unregistered

has anyone Got the update???!! I think, they aired it to some other planet...!!!

29. canned.acid

Posts: 26; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Finally downloading 6.0.1 on my SM-G925I. Purchased in India, currently downloading in Dubai

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