Samsung's Android Marshmallow update brings new browser and Cross App split-screen mode for chats24
Back in December, we got a tip depicting a new Android update roadmap for Samsung devices that moved the Note 5 from the previously rumored Q4 2015 update queue for Marshmallow, to Q1 2016. Our source mentioned at the time that the Galaxy S6 and Note 5 had their Android 6.0 Marshmallow software in testing, and the official rollout was scheduled to begin this quarter. Fast forward to today, and Samsung has indeed announced that it started seeding Android Marshmallow to the unlocked S6 gang worldwide, with carrier models to follow.
Now, Samsung has posted more details about new features that the update will bring. Apart from the standard fare that comes with Android 6.0, like the power-saving Doze mode, the granular permission grants, or adjusting the video sound speeds, Samsung has updated the looks of its interface, too. The notification bar area, which is arguably the biggest eyesore of TouchWiz, that has now received a white theme, and the beta testers report how the whole interface, as well as the keyboard, have become faster and more responsive.
That's not all there is to it, though, and the update seems to have been worth the wait, as the company announced it is now providing a brand new Samsung Internet 4.0 browser, and a very helpful Cross App multi-window mode for your chat sessions. Check out the juicy details below, and dream of those delicious s'mores.