Samsung has started rolling out the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for Galaxy S6 Edge and S6 Edge+ users in South Korea. Now that the much-awaited update has been finally released for S6 Edge and S6 Edge+ owners, newer features of the firmware have been revealed.
Currently, only beta testers of Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy Note 5 have been able to install Android 6.0 upgrade. However, users of 2015 flagship smartphones have been patiently waiting for Samsung to officially release the update. Citing Samsung Korea as its source, Phone Arena has reported that the South Korean company has released Android 6.0.1 update for Galaxy S6 Edge and S6 Edge+ users in the home country.
So far, there is no confirmation on when other users of S6 Edge and S6 Edge+ will receive the software upgrade. However, the publication is of the view that it may come by the end of this month.
The Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow brings new features like Doze mode, Google Now on Tap and support for 200+ emojis, but the South Korean tech giant has also added its own software features. The dual-edge smartphones will have two-row edge panel that measures 260 x 550 pixels horizontally. The panel will give access to frequently used apps.
On any screen, Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 Edge+ users will be able to view latest news items along with images on a 260 x 550 pixel panel. The Tasks Edge will provide quick access to tasks, calendar events and saved web pages.
The Quick Tool will enable users to access important tools like flashlight, unit convertor and other tools. The People Edge comes with newer options for phone contacts. The Edge handle will let users personalize the size, position and transparency of the edge panel.