Samsung Galaxy A9 receives its Android 6.0 Marshmallow upgrade

Samsung Galaxy A9, which was exclusively launched in China by the South Korean giant, is now getting its share of Android Marshmallow. Note that the upgrade in question is currently available for the ‘unlocked’ version of the 6-inch metallic smartphone, whereas the carrier variants will be able to get their hands on Marshmallow in the following few weeks.

The Marshmallow upgrade comes with a build number A9000ZCU1BPE2. Of Course the update is over-the-air whose notification will guide its customers through the upgrade process automatically. Alternatively, for a bit eager customers, the manual upgrade option is always available. All you need to do is find the Settings app and open About Device -> Software Update -> Update now. What’s surprising is that the folks at Sammobile pointed out that Samsung rolled out to different Android 6.0.1 updates for the A9, whose build dates differ by about 2 weeks.

Considering the fact that  Samsung Galaxy A9 is the first phone in Samsung’s Galaxy A series to get its hands on Marshmallow update, it is safe to presume that other phones like Galaxy A5 (2016) and the Galaxy A7 (2016) might soon be treated with the same upgrade.


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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.

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