A leaked document from Samsung has surfaced, revealing when the South Korean tech giant will be releasing Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for different Galaxy smartphones along with the estimated time details. The update will be rolled out in two phases. The first phase includes Samsung flagship smartphones from 2015 and 2014, and the second phase accounts Galaxy A and E series smartphones.
According to the internal document revealed by Times News, the Samsung has approved the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for handsets like the Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920G), the Galaxy S6 Edge+ (SM-G928G), Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925I), Galaxy S6 (SM-G920I), Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910G) and Galaxy Note Edge (SM-N915G). The first phase of handsets that will receive Android 6.0 update also includes Galaxy S5 (SM-G900G) and Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850Y). However, Samsung is yet to approve the Android 6.0 update for these two smartphones.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the S6 Edge+ are expected to receive the latest Android build within this year. The Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge are likely to receive Android 6.0 by January 2016. The Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note 4 will be updated to Marshmallow build by February 2016. As of this writing, it is not known as to when the update will be coming to Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Alpha handsets.
The second phase of Samsung handsets that are to receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update include Galaxy A8 (SM-A8000), Galaxy A7 (SM-A700F), Galaxy A5 (SM-A500F), Galaxy A3 (SM-A300F), Galaxy E7 (SM-E700H), and Galaxy E5 (SM-E500H). All the handsets in the second phase are awaiting technical approval of the Android 6.0 update. Hence, there is no estimated time schedule available on the arrival of latest Android build for these handsets.
All the other Samsung handsets belong to the third phase of Android 6.0 roll out. The update for phase three handsets will start after initial testing.