Finally, T-Mobile has started rolling out the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OTA update for Samsung Galaxy S5.
As always, the firmware is being pushed in phases. Hence, Galaxy S5 owners may have to wait a couple of days before the software package hits all the units under T-Mobile. Upon downloading and installing the update, the device should show one of the following software versions “G900T3UVU1GPE1 or G900TUVU1GPE1,” depending on the model number.
The file size of the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for Galaxy S5 is apparently 1GB. It goes without saying that a steady Wi-Fi connection, in addition to having at least 50 percent of battery charge in the handset is recommended prior to getting the update.
Notifications can also be manually checked via the Settings menu of the phone. The other way of getting the update is to opt for Samsung Smart Switch via PC/laptop.
It is worth noting that the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update brings the powerful Doze Mode. This feature saves stand-by battery life of Android smartphones by putting them to deep sleep after a prolonged period of inactivity.
In addition, this software package comes with Google Now On Tap feature, which helps the user to see results based on contextual search depending on what’s displayed on the screen.
Furthermore, Android 6.0.1 update gives more user control over app permissions. Other than the features and enhancements mentioned above, Google has also bundled truckload of emojis with the firmware package.
Apart from the standard Marshmallow goodness, T-Mobile has reportedly added a fix that will reduce the “device slowness.” Needless to say, this particular tweak is very much necessary for a 2-year-old device with outdated hardware specs and latest software onboard.