Global model of the Samsung Galaxy S5 receives Android Marshmallow update

Samsung Galaxy S5 was released as a flagship by Samsung back in 2014. At that time it was running on the Android OS v4.4 KitKat with TouchWiz UI which kept getting updates gradually. As of now, the 2014 flagship’s global model, (SM-G900F), is finally getting the Android Marshmallow update. Please note that the South Korean, Trinidad & Tobago, and Sprint versions of Galaxy S5 have already been feasted with the Marshmallow upgrade.

Reportedly, the update has already reached customers residing in Sri Lanka. However, it could take considerable time before it reaches S5 users around the globe. To check if you can download the update, head on to your device’s settings menu to check, download and install the update. Alternatively, you can wait for an OTA notification which will automatically guide you through the update.


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Marshmallow features many change from its predecessor. Some of the major changes are described ahead. Firstly, Doze – this feature simply puts the smartphone into a ‘deeper sleep’ when it hasn’t been used for a prolonged period of time. As a result, the battery life of the smartphone is drastically increased. Moving on the next big change: Now on Tap – Marshmallow can predict your needs by a simple long press on the home button that provides quick access to learn more about the hang out spot or how to get there. You can use this feature to search for restaurants and even the type of food it serves. Last but not the least, the all new app drawer – as suggested by the heading, Marshmallow comes with a completely redesigned app drawer. Main improvements include the app search mechanism. You can scroll around with alphabet scrolling and can pin your favorite apps on the top to gain easy and fast access.

As mentioned earlier, the Samsung Galaxy S5 was released in 2014 which brought many new enhancements as compared to its predecessor. S5 offered a faster Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset, Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 CPU and Adreno 330 GPU. It featured a 5.1″ 16M-color 1080p Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 16 MP ISOCELL camera at the rear. A 2 MP front-facing camera was also available for selfies and video chat. The smartphone offered 2GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB of internal storage which supported expansion via microSD card slot. Moreover, the handset came standard with IP67 certification for dust and water resistance.

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