Samsung has rolled out the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow upgrade for Samsung Galaxy S5, the flagship smartphone from 2014. The update was first made available in South Korea, but now it is seeding to Galaxy S5 users across the world. The latest Android build is also available for older devices like Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge.
After releasing Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update to Galaxy S5 users in South Korea, the update has arrived for model number SM-G900L of Galaxy S5 in Trinidad and Tobago, Ubergizmo reported. For users in the U.S., leading carriers like AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon Wireless are expected to release Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for Galaxy S5 users in this month.
The size of the Android 6.0.1 update is 1.47 GB and it is not a major upgrade over Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but it comes with features like Google Now on Tap, Doze mode and numerous emojis. The South Korean tech giant has directly rolled out Android 6.0.1 update by skipping Android 6.0. The update also brings along security patch for the month of March.
The OTA update notification will show up automatically on Galaxy S5 handsets. However, users can manually check the arrival of the update by going to About Phone > System updates > Check for update.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note 5 users on Sprint can now also update their devices to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The same Android version has also been released by Verizon Wireless for its Galaxy Note 5 users. Both AT&T and T-Mobile have been rumored to be testing the update. Hence, both the carriers are expected to roll out the update soon.
In the previous month, a leaked document had revealed Samsung’s plan for releasing Android software upgrade for its devices. It revealed that the most recent edition of Android would be made available to Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge users by this month.