We can all somewhat agree that Verizon isn’t the fastest to push out any Android updates whether it’s for a newest version of Android or the previous version. However, Verizon is pushing out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the Samsung Galaxy series phones. In this case, the Galaxy Note 5 is the first Galaxy device to be receiving the newest Android software.
I won’t go into much feature detail on Android 6.0, but if you’ve been living under a rock and don’t know what features comes with this update, there’s three major ones. First is Doze. Doze will put your device into a sleep mode when not in use to help out with battery life. Second is Now on Tap. Now on Tap give you information right then and there when you need it. Last is Permissions. All applications you download will ask for permissions to access certain parts of your device, such as contacts or camera or the gallery. You will now have the ability to turn off certain permissions from that app so they can’t be accessed.
Other than Android Marshmallow, the Note 5 will come with updates to WiFi Calling and Live Broadcasts. As for WiFi Calling, you can now activate it by going to settings > Advanced Calling > Activate Advance Calling. After it’s been activated and you make or receive a call, you will see a phone with WiFi bars in the top left corner of the call. That indicates that WiFi Calling is turned on. Live Broadcast can be found under Mode in the camera app. There is an option to create a shortcut to Live Broadcast on your home screen for easier access.
One other small improvement is that the Amazon App store is now unistalled, so that’s one less app that you have to worry about if you don’t ever use it. Other than that, that’s all this update has to offer. This is rolling out in stages, so don’t expect it to hit your device right away, but if you’re a little impatient, you can always check manually.
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Last Updated on March 5, 2016.