Samsung's latest Marshmallow update schedule leak reveals Note 5 moved to Q1

Samsung's latest Marshmallow update schedule leak reveals Note 5 moved to Q1
Samsung is said to move a lot of its handset production to Vietnam next year, where it's had factories for a while. The goal is to have about 40% of Samsung's mobile gadgets made there, though it's not clear whether this will include the upcoming Galaxy S7 flagship, too. The Vietnamese tech blogs used to out a lot of Samsung gear before it's a fact, up until the Galaxy S III or so, when Samsung finally cracked down on those leaky insiders there. 

Hopefully, with the move to expand Samsung's Vietnam facilities and production, we will see some precious leaks trickling down from there again, and it might indeed be so. First in line is Samsung's Android 6.0 Marshmallow update roadmap, whose supposed latest revision you are seeing below, and there are quite a few changes from the last version that leaked out.

The Note 5's update, which looked imminent before, as it was the only Samsung phone scheduled for Q4 2015, has now been pushed for Q1 2016. Actually, all of Samsung's newer phones are now set for a Marshmallow-ed TouchWiz in the next quarter, while some golden oldies like the Galaxy Alpha, and a bunch of Samsung tablets, will remain for the second quarter of 2016. Given that it's already mid-December, and there is no Android 6.0 hitting Note 5 handsets yet, the leaked schedule below might have some merit, after all.

Manufacturers usually start updating their most popular phones within three months of Google releasing the source code for its newest Android version, so a Q1 schedule is nothing out of the ordinary for the S6, Note 5, and below. Unfortunately, the October outing of the Marshmallow source code also means that the new A-series 2016 of Samsung wasn't prepped with Android 6.0 in mind, but hopefully Samsung will update them to Marshmallow soon after their launch.


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55 Comments

1. TyrionLannister unregistered

Samsung better make the update bug-free and improve performance/battery life so it's worth the wait. If it's anything like their 5.1.1 crap, I will never update.

3. phonearenarocks

Posts: 607; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

It isnt that bad on my S6 Edge.

22. TyrionLannister unregistered

Now it isn't. It was bad initially. They fixed it with various updates

25. Kakarotto

Posts: 255; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

So why do you say it's crap when it's fixed? My S6 has excellent battery life.

29. TyrionLannister unregistered

It's not crap. It was crap. It's like this. I know even if marshmallow is crap they will fix it. But I don't want the same as what happened with 5.1.1( crap update then getting fixed later ). I want it to be as stable as it is now, if not more.

54. Shocky unregistered

The first 5.1.1 update was fine on my S6, don't understand why you're still making a fuss about this.

35. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Because he is trolling, even if he has a Samsung. he is on the fence like many :-0

31. ph00ny

Posts: 2066; Member since: May 26, 2011

5.1 on the note 5 isn't bad at all. i agree with you 100% on taking their time to create a good firmware

34. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

My device came with 5.1.1. There is nothing wrong with it. I haven't had any issues.

41. TyrionLannister unregistered

You know it's different for note 5. I am talking about the 5.1.1 update, not the pre installed firmware. You have no idea. It took them 3 months to fix it.

50. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 943; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Nice joke!

2. Gaurav008

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Wow! No update for the flagship tablet from last year. Tab S 1st generation. Niceeee.

5. iM2.0

Posts: 52; Member since: Dec 14, 2015

Thats why my friend, you should get an iPad instead of that garbage!

7. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Another iDiot spotted.

14. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

The tab series is garbage though... Can't say I'm much for the iPad either.. With that being said the iPad is the better tablet of the two as far as getting updates

37. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

All the updates are for crap[ that was broken. What new features did the updates bring? NONE. Only the Air 2 got split-screen. I failed to see why you bragging bout updates that were 99.0% to fix shiznit that didnt work.

46. Andrewtst

Posts: 697; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I switch out my rubbish iPad Air 2 with Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 Happily ever the decision. Tab S2 is far far better.

55. true1984

Posts: 870; Member since: May 23, 2012

the tab series is garbage. the tab s series is another story. i was on the fence between that and the z4, but i went with the z4 due to my past experiences with samsung tablets

24. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

He has a point though. As someone who had the Tab S before, and been using an iPad Mini for 3 days, and the experience on it is nothing like that on the Tab S. While I never experienced any lag on the Tab S, the iPad mini still feels a lot smoother, and the quality of apps in the App Store demolished the apps found in the play store. I would never go back and settle for a Tab S, and I am-and for the 1st time ever- looking forward to September 2016 to see what will the iPhone 7 bring. While I still believe that Samsung flagships(both phones and tablets) have the better hardware, and even looks better(this year's models), I think the quality of apps and their optimization, add to that the quick updates, have made me appreciate iOS a whole lot more, and settle for Apple'd hardware in favor of this overall experience.

30. TyrionLannister unregistered

I get what you mean. That's why I always have an android phone and iPad as my combo. Loving both equally.

32. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I gotta think jeddi, I never thought that I will get an iPad before, I was selling my Nexus 7 to get the Tab S2 8.0. But a good chat with him, and a great deal on an iPad mini 3, made me get one and I am loving it.

33. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Thank**

42. TyrionLannister unregistered

I think a mini 2 is a better deal than a mini 3. The only difference is touchID and 100$ for that is too crazy. That is, unless you got it for around the same price as the mini 2. Tab S lags like a piece of junk. S2 is better but still not worth it. The screen is nice but there is nothing to like despite it. Android is too heavy on battery and can never give you battery life like on an iPad. And the apps are lovely.

44. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

iPad mini 2 costs $270 whereas the mini 3 costs $345. But the deal I got was a sealed mini 3 for $300, and I think the touch id is well worth the extra $30.

45. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

And man regarding the battery, I always thought Apple fanboys are exaggerating when they talk about standby on iPhones, but I was surprised when I got mine only to notice that you barely lose any juice when your not using it. Yesterday I took it off the charger at around 10 am, and when I went to use it at around 4 pm, the iPad's battery was still at 100%. Tizen is also great when it comes to battery life, the Gear S2 is so fluid with an amazing battery life compared to what I get on my HW.

47. TyrionLannister unregistered

The standby is amazing. You don't need it that much on a phone since you charge it once a day anyway. But you may not use the tablet for a week and you need that standby. It loses less than 5% in a week. This is the reason I bash android so bad regarding battery.

48. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Glad you're liking it bro, it's a very solid device, and when you decide to sell it...it'll have good resale value. +1 You get used to the black bars lol.

49. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

So far, so good. And yes, I did lol Probably because I had also black bars on the Nexus 7.

51. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I may need your help on my Gear S. Stay tuned lol.

53. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You won't, tizen is the easiest OS you will come along. You will love it

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