Following the update to Galaxy Note 4 phablet last week, Verizon is now rolling out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA update to Samsung’s Galaxy Note Edge in the U.S.
Upon downloading and installing the update, Galaxy Note Edge users should see the software version change to “MMB29M.N915VVRU2CPD1.” The Galaxy Note 4, on the other hand, received the version “N910VVRU2CPD1” last week, which is apparently very similar to the Edge variant’s firmware package as the only difference between the two handsets is the curved-edge display, Phone Arena reported.
Galaxy Note Edge users can head to Settings -> About Device -> Software Update to look for the firmware bundle. The other way is to wait for the carrier notification to pop up in the device, which might take a few days as the updates are typically sent in phases.
Prior to downloading the update, Note Edge users are advised to have a stable Wi-Fi connection and at least 50 percent of battery charge.
Android 6.0 update brings Doze Mode to help save stand-by battery life of Galaxy Note Edge by putting it to deep sleep following an extended period of inactivity. This firmware package also comes with Google Now on Tap feature, which helps with contextual search based on the contents displayed on the screen. Google has also tweaked app permissions by giving more control to the users.
Apart from the Android 6.0 Marshmallow features, Verizon has also added some carrier-specific aspects to the Galaxy Note Edge like Wi-Fi calling, bug fixes and several performance improvements.
In any case, readers should keep in mind that “some” users of Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy Note 4, along with the “Edge” variants, are getting locked out from their devices after updating to Marshmallow OS “for the first time.”