Surprise! Verizon's Note 5 nabs the first Android 6.0 Marshmallow carrier update, here's the changelog

Surprise! Verizon's Note 5 nabs the first Android 6.0 Marshmallow carrier update, here's the changelog
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. Afterwards, Samsung announced an official beta testing program for Marshmallow on the AT&T Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925A), AT&T Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920A), Verizon Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925V), and Verizon Galaxy S6 edge+ (SM-G928V).

Fast forward a couple of weeks, and it is actually Note 5 users on Verizon who will be the lucky first souls to own a top-shelf Samsung on a US carrier, and get the newest Android plus all the goods Samsung wrapped up, like a new browser or the Cross App multitasking. The update has a software version of MMB29K.N920VVRU2BPB2, and brings all the Marshmallow features like the battery-saving Doze mode, or the ability to swap things like the stock dialer with a third-party app. Verizon has added a few twists of its own like enabling Wi-Fi Calling and YouTube Live Broadcast so that you can stream whatever is around you on your channel.

The notification bar area, which was arguably the biggest eyesore of TouchWiz, has now received a white theme with light blue accents, and the whole interface, as well as the keyboard, have become faster and more responsive, thanks to this new TouchWiz on Marshmallow combo. Check out the screenshots from the official Android 6.0 update. 'squircle' icons and all, in the slideshow below.


source: Verizon

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Galaxy Note 5
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh(22h 3G talk time)

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37 Comments

1. vicare2017

Posts: 17; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

Galaxy S6 edge+ (SM-G928F) in Denmark has got it :-)

2. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Great, now I'm going to spend the whole day tapping "Check for Update."

4. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Let me know how it works for ya....and if there are any improvements to anything. ...especially apps in the background

5. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

lol me too. Already 0-1

14. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Your going to break Undertaker's streak if you continue doing this lol

10. vicare2017

Posts: 17; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

In Denmark Samsung only released in via Smart Switch no OTA

24. Penny

Posts: 1851; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

I got lucky. Didn't even read the news, just randomly checked today because I had like 20 other app updates, so I figured something might be up. Downloading now!

37. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

I was checking every morning hoping there was the Marshmallow update waiting for me. It's a shame I had to get a replacement Verizon Note5 4 times in 3 months because of the charging system failing (one of the replacements had a bad charging system right out the box), so I dumped it for the LG V10 to hold me over until the Note 6 arrives this Fall.

3. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

I think they are referring to the U.S.

6. KeyserSoze

Posts: 387; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

Meh, the bigger question is: will Note6 have IP68 and will it get Android 7 on release?

7. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

It will definitely have IP68 but not Android 7.0 for sure. Android 7.0 will come with the S8.

8. KeyserSoze

Posts: 387; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

I dunno, seems pretty hard to waterproof that S-Pen port.

9. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No harder than waterproofing the USB/charging port.

11. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Yeah I would think it would be easy since there's no actual connectors in it.

18. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

But it could be hard to waterproof the pen itself though.

21. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Let's just hope they Pengate proof it.

23. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Keep trying, maybe it will catch on.

26. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Keep living in denial.

29. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Give me directions to you, I'll try.

12. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

Good , its been a long time wait

13. ph00ny

Posts: 2031; Member since: May 26, 2011

lol how did this happen??? Verizon #1 in updates now?

15. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

DOWNLOADING NOW!!!!! FINALLY!!!

16. MRWINDOWS

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 01, 2014

Just got it .....

17. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Wow! That is a surprise. Dang it! Come on T-Mobile. You guys usually beat VZW.

19. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Downloaded. I'm out right now, so I'm going to do the actual install later tonight.

20. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Ok so march they get the update on flagship of last year... been rocking it on my moto x play since at least december now... Thats pathetic considering they have much bigger budget to make it happen earlier...

22. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Moto X Play is nearly stock Android. TouchWiz is a near total rewrite, right down to the framework. You're comparing two different things.

31. JMcNulty

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

I have to agree with marorun about Samsung scale and budget. Granted they have more to overhaul than say moto, but that's nothing new to them. Just opinion, March is pretty sad for the premium nature of the phone. Assuming tmob drops it in march

25. ph00ny

Posts: 2031; Member since: May 26, 2011

Why do you even bother posting in samsung articles if you hate them so much?

27. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The Note 5 is a very capable phone. There's no excuse for Samsung and Verizon waiting this long to release Marshmallow.

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