Samsung has officially confirmed that starting today, its current flagships, at least for another week or so, will start receiving the software update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
While Samsung has been notoriously slow in the past at providing software updates to its devices, the company has worked at improving in recent years. This particular software update is coming right after HTC announced the Marshmallow update for the HTC One M9, which was released at about the same time as the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge.
Samsung Electronics plan to provide the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update starting with Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge on February 15, 2016, and other GALAXY devices will soon follow.
The biggest highlights of Android Marshmallow are of course Doze and Google Now On Tap. Samsung will have added its own tweaks and features to take advantage of some of the unique hardware present on these devices, such as the dual curved screen of the Galaxy S6 edge. You can read my full take on Android 6.0 Marshmallow here.
With the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update, Samsung provides the enhanced edge screen and new edge screen features, which are the unique user interface of the beautifully curved edge screen to the next level, making it faster and more convenient than ever.
It’s good to see Samsung listening to the complaints users have had and working to improve. Samsung has also promised to make separate announcements when it releases the Marshmallow update for other Galaxy devices.
For upgradable models, Samsung will make separate announcements on details of OS updates schedule for each market according to market situation and carriers’ requirements.
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Last Updated on February 15, 2016.