In May, Verizon rolled out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA update for LG G Pad X 8.3 and Motorola Droid Maxx 2. Following which, the Galaxy S5 got updated very recently. Now, the long-awaited Samsung Galaxy Note 4 phablet is receiving the same firmware.
Released back in 2014, the Galaxy Note 4’s Marshmallow update is probably the last major firmware update as there is no official confirmation available to ascertain the eligibility for Android N.
According to Verizon, apart from the standard Marshmallow goodness, the software bundle also includes Wi-Fi calling, Hi-Fi cellular audio, Android for Work and changes to app icons, among others. Also, the carrier has removed the Amazon Music app from the pre-installed apps list, Android Police reported.
Verizon hasn’t mentioned the size of the downloadable file. However, upon downloading and installing the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update, the Galaxy Note 4 should show the following software version “MMB29M.N910VVRU2CPD1.”
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 users are advised to have a stable Wi-Fi connection and about 50 percent of battery life prior to downloading the firmware. Device owners can either wait for the OTA update to knock the door, or the other way is to navigate to Settings menu in the Note 4 and manually check for updates.
In the meantime, Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 has started receiving the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update in the U.S. The international variants got the OTA update sometime in April, GSM Arena reported.
After installing the firmware bundle, the software version on the Galaxy Tab S2 should change to “MMB29K.T817VVRU2BPE1.” The Marshmallow update brings Doze Mode, new app permissions and Google Now On Tap, to name a few.
Samsung's TouchWiz UI specific changes are also part of this update. As it turns out, new animations have been added in the Gallery and drawings have been added to Memo. The email client will apparently get new sorting, searching, and editing options after the update.