Still waiting for Marshmallow on your Galaxy? Grab this theme if you want to check out the new "squircle" icons!

Still waiting for Marshmallow on your Galaxy? Grab this theme if you want to check out the new
Last month, Samsung started pushing the long-awaited Android 6 Marshmallow update to Galaxy S6 and S6 edge units in South Korea. It's only reasonable to expect a global rollout any moment now, but if you happen to have a carrier-issued device, it may take a bit longer for you, sadly.

Truth be told, Marshmallow doesn't bring that much to the table for Samsung's flagships, since almost every feature that's new to Android with this build already has a TouchWiz analog. Fingerprint scanner support? Of course it's there. Doze mode? Samsung has the Smart Manager, which is supposed to work for a similar effect. Granular app permissions and Google Now on Tap are, however, going to be new features for the older Galaxies, and we do hope that Android 6 will work towards making Samsung's phones more stable and snappy. And, of course, there's a small visual update to the interface, transofming the system icons and changing the color of the notifications drawer.

So, while you may have to wait a bit more to get the actual Marshmallow update, you are now able to check out the aesthetics of Sammy's new interface thanks to a theme by developer Lucas Kendi. Naturally, you need to own a Sammy handset that supports themes – a model dating from Galaxy S6 and up. All you need to do is go to Settings -> Themes -> Theme Store and look for TouchWiz 6.0. You will also get a couple of the new Galaxy S7 wallpapers to go along with it. Alternatively, if you don't like all the blinding whites in the theme, you can check out TouchWiz 6.0 Dark for a more subdued experience.


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38 Comments

1. barcas

Posts: 58; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Why are the squircles being linked to Marshmallow? My S6 edge got an update months ago which changed them & i only got Marshmallow last week

2. tyrionTheWise unregistered

"Truth be told, Marshmallow doesn't bring that much to thetable for Samsung's flagships" You are so wrong. I'll be listing the changes : 1. It fixes the lag and stutter that is plaguing the 5.1.1 firmware. 2. Fixes RAM management. 3. Brings pro mode in camera. 4. Scrolling screenshot, directional audio recording. 5. Doze. 6. Support for Google fingerprint API. also fingerprint seems much faster based on reviews. On par with iPhone 6s. Android 6.0 doesn't offer much new. But Samsung has fixed a lot if issues with the build. Personally I don't care about the android version since there isn't much change, but this update is really good.

3. ihearlivepplz

Posts: 80; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

Pro mode? Haven't we already had that since launch day?

7. Shocky unregistered

Updated Pro mode from the Note 5 and S6+, shutter speed control and raw support.

9. tyrionTheWise unregistered

The pro mode we got from launch was more like noob mode. The main spotlight of a pro mode is to adjust shutter speed, and proper white balance. Both of which are fixed with the MM update as shutter controls are added and you get WB in kelvin readings. Also, you get RAW DNG support, which is not super useful, but not bad either.

15. Shocky unregistered

Yes, Pro mode on the Galaxy S6 was a bit useless.

6. Heisenberg

Posts: 367; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

How do you take scrolling shots on s6 running MM? How u take RAW photos on S6 running MM? Pls kindly respond. Thanks

8. tyrionTheWise unregistered

Just take a regular screenshot. There will be an option on bottom left for scrolling screenshot. It's called 'capture more'. For RAW photos, go to pro mode. Now go to camera settings and Enable raw capture.

12. Heisenberg

Posts: 367; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

Thanks buddy. Got it correctly but the issue nw is how to use the pro mode. Pls can u help on this?

16. Shocky unregistered

Really? Not sure if serious, Click on mode and then "Pro"

17. Heisenberg

Posts: 367; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

Yh I knw but I meant how to do pro with the manual settings

22. Shocky unregistered

Maybe, consult Google, "basic photography" :-)

13. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

Thanks. I was't aware of that. I'll check it out in a moment.

21. devoTECH

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

Thank you for properly pointing out the addition of Doze. Smart Manager, depending the carrier (Verizon does this for sure), comes turned off.

32. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

No smart manager on AT&T either. I'm getting real tired of them messing with the software like this. I guess Smart Manager also helps with 4G Usage.

25. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Samsung cameras already have a pro mode Samsung phones already have scrolling snapshot (S7, Note 5)

27. tyrionTheWise unregistered

Well, I was referring to the S6. S6 has none. Pro mode lacks shutter speed and WB sliders. And scrolling snapshot is completely absent.

33. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Amen brother! a really good update!

4. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Got the dark version on Galaxy A5

5. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Honestly. Im just waiting for folders in the app drawer. But it will never happen because they want to get rid of the app drawer. rofl

11. tyrionTheWise unregistered

Umm what? Folders in app drawer are supported in Samsung phones for years now.

30. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Um... Not all of us are using Samsung phones or phones with a skin at all. I have a Nexus. Pure android. I'm using Nova Launcher, but if Android used folders in the App drawer and hidden apps, then I'd be using Google Now Launcher. I'm using the most recent version M on 6.0.1

31. tyrionTheWise unregistered

This is a Samsung article. Your comment makes no sense then.

10. MrHate

Posts: 314; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

Sammy boys as always having to wait for a new update for ages. What's new?

14. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

Samsung users as always having to get bashed by you since ages. What's new, either?

20. MrHate

Posts: 314; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

Sir I'm just saying the undeniable truth. Having to wait almost 6 month for an update on a phone that was just half a year old when Marshmallow came out isn't something that the top smartphone manufacturer in the world should be doing.

23. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

You do know how reasource-heavy Sammy's TouchWiz is, right? And regarding the number of carrier models Samsung has, and Google needing to check and certify updates before OEMs can release it... All that process takes quite some time!

26. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Of course updates are everything, I'd buy a lower quality phone that receives updates faster over a great phone that has slow updates, updates makes or breaks a phone, right? /s

28. MrHate

Posts: 314; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

You don't get my point Fanboys. If I pay almost a thousand bucks for a premium phone I expect to get the best out of the best. I don't want to stand in the dark waiting for updates over half a year while other phones already get it. Why can't I get a good phone AND fast updates? It doesn't have to be just one of them. And this is were a lot of Android OEMs are a LOT behind compared to the Nexus series and the iPhone's.

29. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

Won't Android OEMs want to release updates as fast as Apple if it was not complex as it is? Comparing iOS updates versus Android's is IRRELEVANT! Apple makes the iOS and can release the update directly, without any additional testing. Samsung takes the Android from Google, modifies it by putting it's UI on it. Then Google needs to verify the Samsung-modded Android, before Samsung can release it. And the carriers too have to review the Samsung-modded Android, then put their own carrier bloatware. Apple goes through none of those processes in order to release iOS updates! And again I recall: Apple makes the iOS, so it can release it quicker. Samsung does have to wait for Google's Android release, then TouchWiz it. Do you understand how that works? Google won't let anyone change the core codes of Android. So, Samsung can't integrate TW into Android itself, but can only make TouchWiz as a layer which runs atop Android, and not part of Android itself. It takes a lot of time testing and polishing!

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