The Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge started rolling out in February to selected regions across the globe. Even though, many carriers in the U.S. have rolled out the OTA update to S6 owners, Verizon devices were running the Lollipop version.
The latest news is that Verizon’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are receiving the OTA update in the U.S. It is worth reminding that the update will be rolled out in phases. Hence, it might take a few days before hitting all the handsets.
In case, Galaxy S6 owners did not get the firmware update notification, it can be verified manually by navigating to Settings -> About Device -> Software Update.
The Android 6.0 update brings in Doze Mode, which helps in getting better battery stand-by time by cutting down background activities after a stipulated period of inaction. In addition, the firmware comes with new app permissions, along with Google Now On Tap feature.
Meanwhile, the Galaxy S6 Edge in specific is reportedly getting the improved Edge Panel features introduced in the critically acclaimed successor Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. The March security update will also be bundled with this firmware, GSM Arena reported.
Other than the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, the South Korean tech giant has apparently started rolling out the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for Samsung Galaxy S5 in South Korea and few other places. However, the U.S. carriers have not rolled out the update yet.
Speaking of Galaxy Note 5, Verizon Wireless has started rolling out the latest firmware to its users. The Galaxy Note 4 users under Sprint network also got the firmware. AT&T and T-Mobile versions of Note 5, on the other hand, are in testing phase and it’s expected to roll out shortly.