Verizon Galaxy S5 finally sees Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

Verizon Galaxy S5 finally sees Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Even though there's a tendency to bemoan the high price of flagships from big-name brands, the mere popularity (and power) of these handsets often equates to extended software support. As such, older devices such as the nearly-two-and-a-half-year-old Samsung Galaxy S5 can still enjoy the sweet taste of the latest Android 6 Marshmallow. With T-Mobile and Sprint both having recently furnished GS5 owners with the latest flavor of Google's firmware, Verizon has now finally taken the plunge as well. 

The smartphone market, and the consumer market in general, is designed in such a way that things become obsolete very quickly. As such, in mobile terms, the Galaxy S5 is something of a relic. But with a full-HD display, excellent camera with 4K video and waterproof housing, it's little wonder that many S5 owners have felt compelled to hang on to the device. If you're still rocking the Galaxy S5 carried by Big Red, a sizable care package is on its way through cyberspace. 

Software version MMB29M.G900VVRU2DPD1 brings users up to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. This means you get all of the features of Android 6.0 including Doze and Google Now on Tap, along with the smaller additions added with the 6.0.1 bump. 

The update should reach you very soon if it hasn't already. As ever, you can push things along by opening the Settings app on your S5, navigating down to About device, and checking manually for your update. 

The full changelog, meanwhile, can be seen at the source. 

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Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    Samsung TouchWiz UI

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