After a long wait, Samsung has finally decided to provide its customers, using Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, with the latest Android Marshmallow 6.0.1. We have been expecting this upgrade as soon as Samsung announced Marshmallow for Galaxy S6 edge and S6 edge+ in its home country, South Korea. Samsung announced on their official website:
Samsung Electronics plan to provide the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update starting with Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge on February 15, 2016, and other GALAXY devices will soon follow.
Samsung, via a very brief post, announced that the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge will be receiving the latest Android version starting from today, i.e 15th February. This particular TouchWiz variant of Marshmallow will be made available to the S6 and S6 edge users all around the world. Furthermore, the tech giant declared that the upgrade for other Galaxy phones will follow shortly. Those upgrades will be made with available with dedicated announcements.
Unfortunately for the carrier specific versions, these upgrades are only meant for the unlocked versions of Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. Therefore Verzon, T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint users will have to wait a bit longer until their carriers officially announce Marshmallow 6.0.1 for their customers.
Android Marshmallow will come to these devices with all the latest features. Marshmallow, among numerous new goodies, features a completely new app drawer,redesigned app permissions, Doze, and Google Now on Tap while improving standby battery timing.
Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone was launched in March 2015. The phone comes with a 5.10-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1440 pixels by 2560 pixels at a PPI of 577 pixels per inch. Galaxy S6 is powered by 1.5GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos 7420 processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM. The phone packs 32GB of internal storage, a 16-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies. The Samsung Galaxy S6 runs Android 5.0 and is powered by a 2550mAh non removable battery. The Samsung Galaxy S6 is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, 4G. Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope.
For further updates, stay tuned.
Latest posts by Muneeb Ahmed (see all)
- A look at the evolution of Samsung’s Note series from Galaxy Note 1 to Note 7 - August 21, 2016
- 5 things you need to know about Android - August 20, 2016
- Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Complete roundup - June 28, 2016