The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is on the way and we finally have some specifics release details to share. Here we take a look at a few of the important things to know right now about the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow release.
In October, Google started rolling out Android Marshmallow, its current operating system and one that’s reached numerous devices all over the world.
The last four months have been torture for many Samsung Galaxy Note 5 owners. One, because they’ve had to sit back and watch other companies deliver Android Marshmallow updates and two, because we’ve seen numerous Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow details emerge.
Reports suggest that the Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow update is rolling out right now and that’s why we’re taking a detailed look at the upcoming release today.
These are the most important things Samsung Galaxy Note 5 users need to know, right now, about the Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow release.
We’ll continue to update this roundup with new information as we get it. Samsung’s Android roll outs are slow and the Galaxy S6 Android Marshmallow release will almost certainly take several months to hit every single version of the device.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow Release Date
Earlier this month, Samsung announced the start of its Galaxy Marshmallow release starting with the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, a trio of flagships.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow update wasn’t included in said announcement but it looks like the start of a widespread roll out is close. Very close.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow update is reportedly rolling out in Cambodia right now. The build is allegedly based on Google’s current Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS and it’s rolling out for the SM-N920C.
Samsung’s Galaxy updates roll out incrementally so not everyone with that device in that region will get the update today. Those that are impatient can download
the firmware early.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow update is now rolling out in Korea as well. LG Uplus and SK Telecom are reportedly rolling out the Note 5 Android 6.0.1 update to their Galaxy Note 5 variants. Like the roll out in Cambodia, the update is pushing Over-the-Air.
With the update now making another push, it’s safe to say that we’ll probably see more updates land in the next few weeks.
Other Release Details
Canadian carrier Telus has confirmed tentative plans to roll the Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow update on March 9th, same day as the Galaxy S6 Marshmallow update.
It’s important to note that this is an approximate date and that it could change in the future. Still, it’s a nice window into the Galaxy Note 5 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow release. It’ll also help to set user expectations.
This is the first date we’ve seen thus far but Telus isn’t the only carrier planning to roll out the Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow update. T-Mobile USA is planning an Android Marshmallow update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 as well.
The carrier confirmed the updates several weeks ago though it still hasn’t moved past the “Manufacturer Development” stage. This means that it’s still in Samsung’s lab undergoing testing and that it still needs to head to T-Mobile for internal testing.
Once T-Mobile gives it the green light, Samsung and carrier will roll the Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow update out to users.
A report from October suggests that all five major U.S. carriers (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, U.S. Cellular) will be pushing Android Marshmallow out to the Galaxy Note 5. The other four haven’t confirmed yet though.
Other carriers like like Rogers (Canada), Vodafone (Australia), Optus (Australia), and Telstra (Australia) continue to remain silent about their plans for their Samsung Galaxy Note 5 variants.
Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow Update: What’s New
Thanks to Samsung’s announcements, various leaks and a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Android 6.0.1 beta, we have some details about the Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow update itself.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow update will almost certainly be based on Android 6.0.1, the newest version of Marshmallow from Google. This means that it will include the latest features and bug fixes.
For more on the contents of the Android 6.0.1 update, take a look at our full run down of the changes. Among them, hundreds of new emojis for the keyboard.
The video above, our Android 6.0 vs. Android 5.0 walkthrough, this gallery of photos showcasing the Galaxy Note 5 Android 6.0.1 update, and Samsung’s Marshmallow Guide for Consumers will give you a good idea about what to expect from the rest of Marshmallow’s contents.
Samsung’s also outlined a few other changes that its Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow updates will bring to its smartphones and tablets.
The Marshmallow update brings Samsung Internet 4.0 and Cross app boost functionality. The Internet 4.0 browser brings improved security and new functionality including a new Secret Mode that’s doesn’t store “browsing history, cookies, passwords, auto-fill data or anything else.”
It also brings browsing support for Samsung’s Gear VR.
Generally, Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow updates should be the same. However, you can expect carriers to attach their own fixes and “enhancements.”
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow update went through/is going through a beta process which should help Samsung weed out some of its biggest issues. That said, problems always manage to slip through the cracks and we’re already hearing about issues with Samsung’s Note 5 Android 6.0.1 upgrade.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is reportedly plagued with several issues. These early Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow problems include battery drain, problems with Gear VR, and various other bugs.
This is precisely why we recommend preparing for your Galaxy Note 5 Android 6.0.1 update well ahead of time.
At this point, we encourage you to get familiar with the most common problems (battery life, etc) and get a feel for some potential fixes for those issues.
We’ll keep you posted about Galaxy Note 5-specific Android 6.0.1 problems once the roll out picks up the pace in Canada, the United States and Europe.