Long awaited Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OTA update is getting rolled out to AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ handsets in the U.S.
Although other carriers have already updated the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ under their respective networks, there was no news from AT&T until now. Even the locked and unlocked Galaxy variants of the devices have been updated to Marshmallow already.
Sam Mobile says the Android 6.0.1 OTA update weighs about 1.6GB. Device owners have two choices to update the handset. Either, they can wait for the notification to pop up or navigate to handset’s Settings -> About device -> Software update, and do it manually.
Prior to downloading and installing the firmware bundle, Galaxy users are advised to get a stable Wi-Fi connection, in addition to having at least 50 percent of battery life left in the device.
The Android 6.0.1 update brings the very useful Doze Mode to help save the stand-by battery life of Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+, by putting them to deep sleep after a relatively long period of inactivity. The Google Now on Tap feature is also part of the software bundle, which helps with contextual search based on the live contents displayed on the screen.
Furthermore, the search giant Google has tweaked the app permissions to give more control to the device users. Apart from the standard Marshmallow goodness, this firmware also contains the latest (June) security patch.
On a related note, a couple of days back, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update got rolled out to Samsung's mid-range handsets like Galaxy J7 and Galaxy A3. In addition, the affordable tablet Samsung Galaxy Tab A also got updated to the latest OS.