OEMs like Samsung and Blackberry are hard at work in delivering the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to the rest of their devices. According to reports, the latest devices to be in line for the said update include Samsung Galaxy A9, Note 4, Note Edge and Blackberry Priv.
Samsung and Blackberry Marshmallow Update
Adoption rate and on-time release are just some of the issues associated with the Android ecosystem. Often, when Google releases a certain update, it will take weeks or even months before all intended devices are running on it.
Take, for instance, Samsung and Blackberry. It has been several months now since the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update has been released but the two companies are still rolling out the firmware – same as the other tech companies.
According to Yibada, the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update is now available for devices such as Samsung Galaxy A9, Note 4, Note Edge and Blackberry Proiv units. Specifically, the Samsung Galaxy A9 with model number SM-A9000 is getting the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update.
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, on the other hand, is in line for the Android 6.0 update specifically in Europe. The update is available via build number N915FYXXU1DPE1. The update requires around 1.5GB, so people may have to empty out their memories further.
As for Blackberry, the company has released its fourth beta update requiring around 1.5GB of memory. Model numbers compatible with the update include STV100-1, STV100-3 and STV100-4.
Google to Pressure Partners
As with other Android updates, users are advised to charge devices fully and connect to a reliable cellular or Wi-Fi connection. Times may perhaps soon change especially in terms of Android release rollouts as Google reportedly started applying more pressure to partners to keep the update releases on time. The delay in the release has also been linked to security issues in the system.
“It’s not an ideal situation,” Bloomberg quoted Android chief Hiroshi Lockheimer at Google’s I/O developer conference. The official said that the lack of updates could be considered as the “the weakest link on security on Android.”