The original Samsung Galaxy J5 gets Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update one year after release

The original Samsung Galaxy J5 gets Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update one year after release
It's been more than a year since Samsung launched the entry-level Galaxy J5 and few believed that the phone will receive a major software update, especially after such a long time. But if you own a Samsung smartphone, then you probably know that the South Korean company doesn't do well when it comes to quick OS updates.

The good news is Samsung has just kicked off the rollout of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for the Galaxy J5, the smartphone released back in June 2015 with Lollipop 5.1 onboard. From what we've been able to learn, the update is now being pushed in the Netherlands, but if you're living in another European country it's worth checking your phone and see if the Marshmallow is available.

The firmware version you should be looking for is XXU1BPI3, so simply head to Settings / About device / Software update and tap Update Now if the updates shows up on your Galaxy J5 phone.

Aside from the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow new features and improvements, the update also includes the September Security Maintenance Release. Also, you can expect to find a redesigned App Drawer, some stability improvements, and a very useful Doze mode that should prolong your phone's battery life.

Once again, although the update has only been spotted in the Netherlands for the moment, there's no reason for Samsung not to bring Marshmallow to the rest of the countries where the Galaxy J5 was sold, so keep checking your phone.

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Galaxy J5
  • Display 5.0 inches 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 1.5GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow


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