Verizon is now rolling out Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

Verizon is now rolling out Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge
Though Samsung has brought plenty by way of improvement with the new Galaxy S7 duo, last year's Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are by no means forgotten relics. In fact, the latest Android Marshmallow has been rolling out to numerous editions of the two handsets for the past few weeks, most recently the Sprint Galaxy S6. With T-Mobile still testing the update for both models, Verizon has now joined the party, having just begun furnishing Galaxy S6 and S6 edge owners with the long-awaited OTA update. 

As aforementioned, the software has been available in an official capacity for quite a while. But as is ever the case, it's taken a while to reach certain users, since carriers like to add their own finishing touches before pushing out a major update. 

Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge includes all of the perks you'll surely be familiar with right now, including Google Now on Tap, a new-look notification panel and Doze, which should better help you to conserve those precious droplets of battery. Since it's Android 6.0.1, you also get the March security updates. 

If you do happen to own the S6 or S6 edge on Verizon, you may not get the OTA notification right away. As ever, the update is being pushed out in waves, so may take a few hours or even days to finally hit your handset. 

As you wait, here's a look at some screenshots we took when our own Galaxy S6 was updated from Lollipop:

source: Verizon via PhoneScoop

Related phones

Galaxy S6 edge
  • 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 2600 mAh(26h talk time)
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)

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31 Comments

1. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

*slow clap*

5. Unordinary unregistered

That's surprising, normally people throw parties when Android devices get an update

7. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

The MM update for the S6 party started a month ago... people are now leaving or passing out. Verizon's fault for showing up late to the party... and I guess both TMo and AT&T didn't even get their invitations in the mail, or are still at home trying on which bloatware dress doesn't make them look fat.

8. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Samsung fault for taking more than 6 months to upgrade phone. Been rocking the latest android on my moto X play since 2 month max after its came out officialy on nexus. And for Unordinary got to love apple update right? major issue every time ;)

12. Unordinary unregistered

I enjoy my quick and timely updates :) I also like receiving a new OS version the day it gets released. El oh el!

26. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I enjoy having the most advanced device and mobile OS in the world.

25. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Of course they do. Their phone is going from a year ahead of the competition to two years or more.

2. Jklaz

Posts: 159; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

Been waiting for this.. better Ram management here we come

3. kishore2908

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

Lucky Verizon customers.. Still more waiting for ATT

4. VelociraptorBond

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 01, 2016

Bet Verizon S6 users will be happy and Hey, I am new to the site, Anything I need to know?

9. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

watch out for troll :)

18. VelociraptorBond

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 01, 2016

Alright, I'll keep watch

10. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

The community here can get very toxic. That being said, I wish you well here.

13. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

It's pretty tame compared to a few other places

21. VelociraptorBond

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 01, 2016

Alright, I hope it stays that way!

19. VelociraptorBond

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 01, 2016

I see, hope things don't get too heated. I also thank you for wishing me well here.

20. VelociraptorBond

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 01, 2016

Oops meant to reply that to TheWeasel.

23. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

Try going to BEEGEEAAAAR....now that place is filled with trolls who use multiple accounts, clone each others' accounts, and upvote themselves.

24. VelociraptorBond

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 01, 2016

i don't really want to go to a site like that.

6. Tziggy14

Posts: 624; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Just downloaded Marshamallow right now and it's soooooooo worth it. 1. Scrolling is wayyy faster than before. 2. RAM management issues are way less problematic to where i finally deleted CleanMaster 3. Google Now on Tap works great.

11. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

7 months later for a previous flagship. apples released 9.3.1 yesterday and everyone received.

27. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And yet they're still more advanced than 9.3.1.

29. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

that's up for debate ;-)

14. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Congrats S6 owners! I love Marshmallow on my Moto X Pure. Hope you guys enjoy it!

15. SprintGuy26

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 21, 2011

whats up with the round icons?...really really starting to look like IOS

16. gaming64

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

I beg to differ. iOS is dead flat on the sides and more rounded in the corners. The sides on the icons in the OS here seems more bulged.

28. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Oh, brother. Another one of them.

17. Randy_g

Posts: 70; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

So I'm guessing Verizon screwed customers with the Xperia Z3v?

22. davidsmith

Posts: 62; Member since: Mar 09, 2016

How big is the file

30. forever_student

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

I'd recommend people proceed with caution, and back up EVERYTHING before updating. I updated my S6 edge on Friday. 40 hours later, on Sunday, I pulled my phone out of my pocket to see a black screen with some text in white and blue and another color. All I had a chance to read was "maintenance reboot" before the phone rebooted itself. It went through an android upgrading screen I've never seen before. When it was done "upgrading" the phone restarted from a blank slate. That's right, it restarted as if the phone was brand new. Completely dumped. Everything was deleted and gone. Everything. And without an SD card to back things up on, there was no saving anything that wasn't backed up to servers. Last time I buy a phone without an SD slot. I have no evidence that it was the upgrade to Android 6 that did it, but it's never happened before, so that seems to be the obvious choice. I'm not telling people not to upgrade. I'm just saying "Proceed with caution". And back up your everything.

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