Samsung's latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow update schedule leaks: Note 5 in December, S6 in January, S4 is a no-go

Samsung's latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow update schedule leaks:  Note 5 in December, S6 in January, S4 is a no-go
We've just been tipped Samsung's latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow update roadmap, and there are quite a few changes from the last version that leaked out

First off, the Note 5's update is imminent, as you can see in the table, which is corroborated by the system dump and Marshmallow-ed TouchWiz that are already making the rounds here and there. The last edition of the roadmap listed Galaxy S6 edge+ for update in December, in sync with the Note 5's schedule, but this has now been moved to January.

The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge remain in the January queue, while the Note 4 and Note Edge are due in February, like before. The similarities between the two roadmap versions stop here, though, as the Galaxy S5, which was listed as awaiting approval last time, is now due to get Marshmallow in April. The Galaxy A8 also used to be in the pending queue, and now it has been all set for March. 

Our latest list is fleshed out with many more Samsung handsets and tablets now, too, but, unfortunately, the oldie Note 3 and Galaxy S4 are a no-go. Almost all of the A, E and J-series (save for the Galaxy J1), however, are now in the queue, scheduled for the next Marshmallow rollout phase by Samsung. Of course, as with all internal projects, the schedule will be in flux and phones can be added later, or updates pulled forward, but it seems that by mid-spring most Samsung gear should be already on Marshmallow.

Thanks for the tip!



46. zakijesk

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 21, 2015

someone got the the marshmallow for the S5 g900f on youtube Official Android 6.0 Marshmallow On My Galaxy S5

45. Dodong

Posts: 31; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

Can't wait to update my edge plus

44. Obádárà

Posts: 218; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

.... I just love Sammy but am not too fanatical to forget saying the truth...

41. marcva

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 04, 2015

And that's not even including the carriers work...

40. marcva

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 04, 2015

And that's not even including the carriers work...

38. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

HTC One A9, that is all :-)

37. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Why is it so hard to update their flagships? and Im sure theyre already designin its S7 phone :/, making alotta phones, not updating them enough.

36. rkoforever90

Posts: 506; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

LG is updating g2 to marsh mellow why cant Samsung update note 3? so this means marshmallow will be last update for note 4 and it wont get android N.

32. supertiger1234

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 19, 2015

Surely this must be fake.

30. nepalisherpa

Posts: 338; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

Feb 2016 for Note 4. By the time AT&T is done with it, it will be summer of 2016. Ugh!

21. tokuzumi

Posts: 2029; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I don't know why anyone would have thought the S4 would be updated to marshmallow. Phone is over 2 years old.

33. TBomb

Posts: 1772; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

It doesn't even bother me... I use my S4 on Verizon and with the speed Verizon puts out the updates, it would be time to upgrade to Android R... so Whateverrrrr I agree too.... it's an aging phone.

19. Lmao2013

Posts: 44; Member since: Dec 05, 2013

I am hoping this update brings option to use pattern with fingerprint.

18. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

They should totally update the note 3, this is bulls**t. 3GB of ram and s800 can't support marshmallow?

17. Odeira

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Time to jump to a Note 4 then. I am NOT letting my 64GB Sandisk card collect dust, or see the battery life tank to uselessness in two years. Nor am I going for an LG G4 because the software sucks.

14. WPX00

Posts: 513; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

The s6 edge+ is likely delayed in this one bc of the different model no. This one is dual SIM model, the 9287C, the last one was the 928G. This is probably for a different region.

20. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Hm, you noted something that may mean the s4 may get updated in your area, as this is listing for the local area listing, it will be down to the number being sold at this time and users of the phone I be thinking

28. WPX00

Posts: 513; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Yep, these update roadmaps seem to be made by each Samsung division, and as such, your mileage may vary.

12. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Well that's my queue to upgrade from my GT-I9500 to probably a note 4 in March when the note 4 gets marshmallow update

25. JohnK

Posts: 117; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

In my opinion, you should get instead a Note 5 if you want better chances of one more OS upgrade.

11. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Yeah.... real convincing

9. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

If they can update the Alpha then the Note 3 is capable enough. The cheap Note 3 Neo even has a 5.1.1 update and the real flagship is stuck at 5.0. Just pure BS, Samsung.

7. Feanor

Posts: 1450; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Never before I remember Sammy updating their models so late. By January there will be 3-4 months since the release of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. I'm expecting that by then even Sony, who are traditionally the last major OEMs to update their models, will have started updating at least the Z5. Btw, also Motorola, who usually thanks to near stock Android are usually very fast with the updates, this time they are also mysteriously late. Strange considering that Marshmallow doesn't even seem like a major update from Lollipop.

24. JohnK

Posts: 117; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

You have a bad memory. S5, previous flagship, was updated starting from december 2014 (got lollipop on it on January 2015 in my country). Also people were mad at Samsung for not updating Note 4 to lollipop before it (and it arrived somewhere before or on summer 2015). I have a Galaxy Alpha too, that one was late too (and i didn't update it seeing the mess of the 2 first lollipop updates). And i'm sure i can go on with the list and previous Galaxy. I won't trust any comment on Motorola anymore, first Moto X (2013) was overhyped for those presumed updates (i bought it due to that), it got 2 mere updates during its whole life : one to 4.4.4 and one a few months ago to lollipop removing features, not correcting battery draining and messy of course. I've read on advanced forums that Marshmallow had some bugs (like the super battery feature not working properly for example), just like lollipop at the beginning, so manufacturers may handle their updates and precious development time in their products life more carefully.

27. WPX00

Posts: 513; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

It's 3 months, not quite 4 yet. And Sony is rapidly improving their upgrade - they're one of two manufacturers to be willing to update their 2013 flagship (except Nexus) to 5.1.1, and so far the only one to have actually done it (LG is still falling short on its promise for the G2). Motorola is getting slower and slower these days. Thanks Lenovo.

5. ciprian.ruse

Posts: 320; Member since: May 13, 2014

I think it's fake. Look at that logo.

4. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

APRIL for the S5 !!!!???? WTF !!! I expect it ASAP.

6. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Its more than 18 months old, what do you expect?

8. Feanor

Posts: 1450; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Sorry but this sucks. Long ago (when Android 4.0 ICS was out) Google and the OEMs had promised at least an 18 month update policy for their phones (not only their flagships actually). They are all breaking their promise quite regularly. The S5 is over 18 month old now, but it wasn't when Android 6.0 Marshmallow was released, so it should be eligible for the update. And a timely update, that is. April will be nearly 9 months from the time of Marshmallow release. Instead of OEMs getting better with updates, they're getting worse.

10. Macready

Posts: 1832; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Nonsense. The official release date for Marshmallow was last month, at which point the S5 was exactly 18 months old. And even if this schedule is real, april next year would be 6 months after the release of Marshmallow. The S4 is now 31 months old, 30 at the time of Marshmallow release.

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