Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S6 receives Android 6.0 update

Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S6 receives Android 6.0 update
Sprint subscribers with the Samsung Galaxy S6 have started receiving the eagerly awaited update to Android 6.0. The file weighs in at 1.2GB, and includes new features such as Doze, which induces a deep sleep state on inactive Android phones. Apps are temporarily prevented from running in the background, and the standby time of the battery increases. The overall effect is to increase the battery life of the device.

Google Now On Tap comes with Marshmallow, offering a contextual search experience. Search replies are based on the content on your screen at the time of the request. And app permissions are handled on a feature-by-feature basis. For Galaxy S6 users on Sprint, the update also comes with a new version of TouchWiz, which makes Samsung's UI more usable.

When you receive the notification revealing that the update has arrived on your phone, make sure that you are connected to a Wi-Fi signal before you proceed. At the same time, check to make sure that your battery is charged to at least 50%. Finally, because the Android 6.0 update is being sent out OTA in waves, it might take a few days before you actually receive it. You can try to coax the update out manually by going to SettingsAbout phone > check for update.

Take a gander at a couple of screenshots taken from a Sprint branded Samsung Galaxy S6 in the process of being updated, by clicking on the slideshow below.

Thanks for the tip, Federico!

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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)



1. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

dam. 1.2gb. biggest one yet right.

2. oister85 unregistered

Got it. Like it

3. Trakker

Posts: 283; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

I'm using 6.0.1 on my S7 and I actually prefer 4.4.2 on my S5

5. tyrionTheWise unregistered

Kitkat was the best android OS ever.

8. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

In terms of battery life and aesthetics, I can agree about that. But in terms of features...I can somewhat also agree about that. Stock lollipop didn't really bring much ground-breaking features on the user experience front. http://android-developers.blogspot.ca/2014/10/whats-new-in-android-50-lollipop.html Really like the lockscreen notifications layout like iOS, that's something I was missing 'cause back then I wasn't aware that certain launchers could already do that. That said, it's still much better to have it built-in the OS. Material design, not really appealing to me over the previous skeumorphic design. Concurrent documents in Overview, I'm not a fan of that idea, keeps cluttering my recent application list. Worst of all, Project Volta seems to have done the opposite of what it was said to do. KitKat offered better battery life without it. That said, Cyanogen OS 12 came with more handy features. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9AV4lSLZ8Q

9. tyrionTheWise unregistered

Yeah, and no one uses those features. The only important feature from lollipop to marshmallow was doze, and that was basically the fix of the horrendous battery that lollipop messed up. Still, marshmallow battery management is not as good as kit-kat. Kit-kat was the best performing, most efficient android version to date. Google can keep adding features, but if it comes at the cost of basics, nobody is happy with that. Cyanogen OS is out of discussion. Custom software is not in discussion. And in my experience, Cyanogen software is buggy to the point of unusability.

11. oister85 unregistered

No. I think is froyo the best update for android.

4. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

Thanks for the heads-up, downloading right now.

6. maxnooze

Posts: 31; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

someone actually uses that font?

7. Panino

Posts: 62; Member since: Aug 13, 2015

.... day another device getting Marshmallow and still waiting for the Note 5 to be updated.

10. jeevanand88 unregistered

Might have to wait another 2yrs for the newer Android N for S6... :D

12. oozz009

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

Wait what! M?? Who cares, now N exists:D

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