Samsung will finally roll out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to Samsung Galaxy Note5 users in the United States. According to reports, the Korean tech giant called for beta testers in the previous month which would eventually mean the rollout of the official firmware.
Samsung continues to roll out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow to its devices with the Galaxy Note 5 now in tow. According to SamMobile, the company previously called out for beta testers in South Korea and the UK for the said update for devices such as Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. This time, it appears the AT&T Galaxy Note 5 units in the US are also getting the update.
According to the report, Samsung picked only 200 users to participate in the beta test. Selected AT&T’s Galaxy Note 5 users received an email on how to install the beta update via Samsung’s app. Specifically, Galaxy Note 5 model number SM-N290A owners now have access to the Android 6.0 beta version. However, just like other updates, some users may be in for some great news while others some frustration especially over the release schedule. Presently, updated Galaxy Note 5 units will show a builder number of MMB29K.N920AUCU2BPB1. The kernel build date is February 2, 2016. Required space is 1355.94MB. The UI offers the same look and experience but the update does offer February’s Android security patch.
On top of the Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow update, other Samsung devices like the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge now have access to Android 6.0 update. According to CNET, both phones have been slated to receive the Android 6.0.1 update. The upgrade will come with the following:
- Google Now on Tap
- Doze mode for automatic extended battery life
- Android Pay compatibility
- Streamlined app permissions
Android 6.0 still needs to gain traction but the addition of these devices should help increase the adoption rate.