Following T-Mobile’s update, Verizon has now begun rolling out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA update to Samsung Galaxy S5 units in the U.S.
Upon downloading and installing the firmware update, the software version should show “MMB29M.G900VVRU2DPD1.” Verizon’s official web page specific to software rollout says the carrier has preloaded the following apps in the firmware bundle:
- Amazon Kindle 0.9.21/126.96.36.199
- Amazon Music 5.1.1
- Amazon Mobile 188.8.131.52
- Audible 2.1.0
- IMDb 184.108.40.206070100
- Amazon Widget 6.0.00.2
- Caller Name ID 5.0.8
- My InfoZone 2.2.19
- My Verizon 11.1.9
- NFL Mobile 12.1.99
- Slacker 6.1.19
- Verizon Location Agent 0.0.2.449
- Verizon Support & Protection 4.0.0
- VZ Navigator 220.127.116.11
- Verizon Cloud 15.4.30
- Verizon Messages 6.0.10
- go90 1.3.0
- Samsung Milk Music 1.5.1600014892
- Knox 2.6
The standard Marshmallow goodies include Doze Mode, which saves stand-by battery life of Android devices by putting them to deep sleep following a prolonged period of inactivity. The Google Now on Tap feature helps the device owner to see results based on contextual search, depending on the contents appearing on the display.
Furthermore, the Android 6.0 update also bring in advanced app permissions, Wi-Fi calling, app icon changes, Ultra High Quality Audio and Android for Work to the Galaxy S5.
The Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for Galaxy S5 has been rolled out in phases. Therefore, Galaxy S5 owners can either wait for the update to show up or can navigate to Home -> Application -> Settings -> About device -> Software updates to manually get the update.
Prior to downloading the update, a steady Wi-Fi connection, along with at least 50 percent of battery charge, is highly recommended.