The Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OTA update is finally rolling out to the long-awaited Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S5 Sport under Sprint.
The Marshmallow update brings in a slew of helpful features like Doze Mode, which helps save stand-by battery life, and Google Now on Tap that allows contextual search based on the content on the screen. To top it off, device owners will have more control over app permissions.
With the Android 6.0 onboard, the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S5 Sport will get scores of emojis, in addition to the latest Android security update. Samsung’s TouchWiz along with Marshmallow provides a neat, simple UI, when compared to the Android 5.0 Lollipop, Phone Arena reported.
It is worth noting that the Galaxy S5 ran on Android 4.0 KitKat out of the box, when it got released two years back. However, as the two year cycle ends this year, the probability of this device getting the upcoming Android N is very less.
The build number specific to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for Galaxy S5 is G900PVPU3CPCA and the size of the firmware package is 900 MB. As always, Sprint is rolling out the software in phases and hence, it might take a couple of days before it hits all the S5 devices under its ambit.
Sprint’s Galaxy S5 Sport, on the other hand, is not available widely. Therefore, owners of this particular model are advised to check for OTA notifications under Settings.
Meanwhile, the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the OnePlus One smartphone is apparently in the final stages of testing. Carl Pei, OnePlus co-founder, announced this information via his Twitter account. Pei, however, did not indicate the exact roll out date. Instead, he said the ETA depends on the carriers and other parties.
Marshmallow for the One is in the final testing stage. Can't give ETA as it depends on other parties, but should be very soon.
— Carl Pei (@getpeid) April 6, 2016