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Samsung Galaxy Marshmallow Update Info (2016)

It’s now 2016 and many  smartphone and tablet owners are still waiting for the first public release.

Its been four months, four months, since Google started rolling out its 6.0  operating system.

Many manufacturers were quick to release the new and its changes. Others, like , have been extremely slow to release the Marshmallow .

Earlier this month, after weeks of rumors and several days of confusion, Samsung finally took a step in the right direction.

Today we want to take a look at everything we know so far about Samsung’s plans for current smartphone and tablet owners.

This also takes a look at some details regarding the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, two devices that just arrived and go on sale in the United States in March.

This roundup is going to walk you through the important details about the Samsung Galaxy Marshmallow release and the updates themselves.

The company hasn’t confirmed every single Marshmallow update it plans to offer but the roundup includes information about the Galaxy S6 update, the Galaxy Note 5 update, the Galaxy Note 4 update, the Samsung Galaxy S7, and more.

We’ll continue to update this as we, and others, receive more information.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Marshmallow Update

Samsung has finally confirmed its first trio of Marshmallow updates. Unsurprisingly, they’re headed to the Galaxy S6.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is rolling out for the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus in Korea. Updates have also started rolling out in the United Kingdom, Iraq and Netherlands as well.

Now that they’re making their way to Asia, Europe and the Middle East, we expect more Galaxy S6 Marshmallow updates to follow.



Telus in Canada is one of the first to confirm specific dates for the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus Marshmallow roll out.

The carrier notes that the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus Marshmallow will roll out first on March 9th followed by the Galaxy S6 Edge Marshmallow update on March 16th followed by the Galaxy S6 Marshmallow update on April 13th.

These are approximate dates and are subject to change at a moments notice.

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As for the release, in the United States, T- has confirmed a trio of Galaxy S6 Marshmallow updates and we expect rival carriers in the United States and carriers around the world to follow suit.

T-’s planning Android Marshmallow updates for the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge and the Galaxy S6 Edge+. None of these updates have moved past the “Manufacturer Development” stage which means that they’re still in the lab at Samsung.

Vocal carriers like Rogers (Canada), Vodafone (Australia), Optus (Australia), and Telstra (Australia) continue to remain silent about their plans for the Galaxy S6 and Marshmallow.

Marshmallow Features

Thanks to today’s announcements and the Galaxy S6 Marshmallow beta, we know what the Marshmallow update will bring to the flagship devices.

As expected, Marshmallow brings changes to the update’s interface. The update replaces blue with white and it changes the look of several app icons.

The update also features the popular Google Now on Tap feature that allows you to quickly bring up information on whatever you’re looking at simply by holding down the home button. It’s one of our favorite Marshmallow features. The video above outlines the key features.

Samsung will be rolling out Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, the most up-to-date version of Marshmallow from Google.

The Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update brings a number of key changes to the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge including:

Additional quick settings toggles for Private Mode in the status bar.New emoji characters (Android 6.0.1 brought more than 200 to Nexus users).Improved visibility of notification panel icons.If a fingerprint isn’t recognized, users will only get vibration feedback.A new ‘Install overnight’ option that will install an update at night between 2 to 5 AM.#gallery-2{margin:auto;}#gallery-2 .gallery-item{float:left;margin-top:10px;text-align:center;width:33%;}#gallery-2 img{border:2px solid #cfcfcf;}#gallery-2 .gallery-caption{margin-left:0;}Galaxy-S6-EdgeGalaxy-S6-Android-6-0-1Galaxy-S6-Android-6-0-1-5

Samsung has detailed the changes coming to the Galaxy S6 Edge’s panel, some of which can be seen in galleries above.

Galaxy S5 Marshmallow Update

Samsung hasn’t rolled out a Galaxy S5 Marshmallow beta yet but the Galaxy S5 Marshmallow update is confirmed.

T-Mobile’s confirmed a Galaxy S5 Marshmallow release though like the Galaxy S6 Marshmallow update, it’s in the “Manufacturer Development” phase. Meaning, it still needs to go through T-Mobile testing before it can be released to the public.


The fact that T-Mobile is planning a Galaxy S5 Marshmallow update is a good sign for other Galaxy S5 users in the United States and around the world. Most carriers are silent about their plans but there’s a good chance this roll out will reach everyone.

A report from October backs up this assertion and suggests that development has begun on Galaxy S5, Galaxy S5 Neo and Galaxy S5 LTE-A Marshmallow updates around the world including here in the United States.

A leaked document suggests that the Galaxy S5 Android Marshmallow release date will take place in March or April of this year. A specific date hasn’t been confirmed.


As for the Galaxy S5 Marshmallow update itself, it has reportedly leaked out a couple of times though we haven’t seen an extensive rundown of the software.

Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow Update

The first Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Android 6.0.1 update is reportedly rolling out to the SM-N920C in Cambodia. It’s also reportedly rolling out to carriers in South Korea, a logical step for Samsung and its flagship device.

These are the first confirmed sightings of the official Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow update and it means that a roll out for other models is probably getting closer.

Here are a few things we know right now about the Galaxy Note 5 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow release in North America.

T-Mobile has confirmed the Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow update.The AT&T Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow update underwent a beta.A SamMobile report from October suggests that work has already begun on updates for Note 5 models around the world.Telus has confirmed a Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow update for March 9th.


What we don’t know is when the Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow update will arrive for users in the United States and other regions around the world. Given its status as a flagship smartphone model, we’d expect it to be among the first to get the update.


Thanks to the beta and the public roll out, we now have some idea about what to expect from the Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow update and its features. The video below shows off the early software and it runs down many of the important changes.

For more on the Marshmallow leak, take a look at this full rundown from XDA-Developers. It reviews the update’s early performance. For a more recent set of photos, take a look at these Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow photos.

It also looks like the Galaxy Note 5 Android 6.0.1 update is plagued with issues including battery drain, issues with Gear VR and other smaller bugs. It’s not clear how this might impact the overall speed of the roll out.

Galaxy Note 4 Marshmallow Update

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge will both receive Marshmallow updates in the United States.

T-Mobile’s confirmed both updates though neither has budged since last year. They, like the carrier’s other Galaxy Marshmallow updates, remain in “Manufacturer Development” purgatory. This likely means that they’re weeks away at least.

A leaked document points to a Galaxy Note 4 Marshmallow release in March or April but this isn’t confirmed and could change. A Galaxy Note Edge Marshmallow release date is rumored for March or April as well.


Thanks to a couple of leaks, we know what the Galaxy Note 4 Marshmallow update will probably look like when it arrives.

In addition to that leak, Napidroid claims to have  received a Galaxy Note 4 Marshmallow build on one of their devices.

The early version of the update comes with the new Air Command menu that’s found on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5. and there are also some new icons for applications. Similar to the Galaxy S6 update.

It also reportedly comes with the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 feature that allows you to take notes when the screen is off. Remember, this is early software and things could change during testing.


In addition to these popular devices, Samsung will reportedly roll out Marshmallow to the Galaxy A7, Galaxy A8, Galaxy Alpha, and Galaxy Tab S2. T-Mobile’s confirmed a Galaxy Tab S2 Marshmallow update.

We’d expect most, if not all, of these devices to follow the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge and move to Android 6.0.1 when Marshmallow arrives.

Samsung Galaxy S7

As expected, the new Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge both run the company’s Android 6.0.1 software.

The two devices, revealed earlier this month at Mobile World Congress, run a unique version of the operating system. You can get a feel for the software in the Galaxy S7 hands-on video below.

It’s worth noting that the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge do not support Android 6.0’s Adoptable Storage feature, a concern given the fact that it only comes with 32GB of internal storage space in the United States.

Swiftkey Android 6.0.1 Update

It’s worth mentioning that Swiftkey has been updated to support the new emojis that arrived in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

Once Android 6.0.1 arrives for your device, you’ll be able to use emojis with the popular third-party keyboard.

Galaxy Android N Update

Marshmallow isn’t here yet but we’re already hearing about a potential successor to the Marshmallow update.


XDA-Developers have discovered Android N hints at Samsung’s Developer site and it looks like the update could deliver improved stylus support. The site mentions the Edge and it also mentions the company’s S Pen.

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