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Android 6.0 Marshmallow is finally rolling out for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge

By midian182
Feb 16, 2016
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  1. With the launch of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge just around the corner, Samsung doesn’t want S6 owners to feel like they’ve been forgotten. The South Korean company has just announced that Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which was announced last May and released in October, is finally getting pushed out to the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.

    The update started rolling out on a global scale for both its flagship devices yesterday. The company didn’t say if the S6 Edge Plus would also receive Marshmallow, but it did add that other models would get the update at a later date.

    As Samsung points out, carrier approval is needed before the update is made available for some devices, so certain S6 and S6 Edge owners may have to wait a little longer for Marshmallow. Where you live will also affect how long it takes for the update to arrive.

    For upgradable models, Samsung will make separate announcements on details of OS updates schedule for each market according to market situation and carriers’ requirements.

    These OS updates can bring a new lease of life to a smartphone, and Marshmallow promises to introduce a host of new features to a device. One of the biggest being Now on Tap, which uses the power of Google Now to provide contextual information without you having to leave whatever app you’re using.

    Marshmallow also brings a revamped app drawer, improved app permissions, and battery saving features such as Doze and App Standby.

    Galaxy S6 Edge owners, meanwhile, will find that the update introduces a newly enhanced edge screen to their device. There will be a new option that allows the edge screen panel to be increased from 260 pixels to 550 pixels, allowing much more content to be displayed.

    The update is rolling out gradually, so it may take a while before it arrives on your S6 or S6 Edge.

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  2. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,254   +222

    Non for S4 :( Meh, il upgrade when S8 is out or equivalent of some other manufactures, depending who has the best camera.
     
  3. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 844   +335

    I forgot what version Android is on. I'm still on Kit Kat.
     
  4. Technician

    Technician TS Addict Posts: 677   +113

    Might be time to upgrade to lollipop for me then. The edge phone would work for me if the edge was the top edge and not the side, I never have the phone in a pocket with the side showing, it's always the top edge in my shirt pocket.
     
  5. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,212   +174

    The new Marshmallow way to integrate SD card slot memory as internal memory isn't working well for my Nvidia Shield tablet with PNY 128 GB RAM (P-SDUX128U160G-GE). Some programs crash or won't load when I'm using the memory slot as internal memory. I think that the phones mentioned here are somewhat fortunate that they don't have the memory slot so this shouldn't be an issue. I'd otherwise like to know if others are having such an issue with Android Marshmallow. It seems that switching back to using SD RAM as external storage has fixed my issues for now.
     
  6. ETF Soldier

    ETF Soldier TS Guru Posts: 377   +81

    I'm pretty sure it can be used as integrated data storage, not RAM as in Random Access Memory.
    The feature has some bugs but they will get ironed out.
     

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