Samsung has been working on the release of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to a number of users. According to reports, the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is now in line to receive the firmware.
Galaxy Note Edge Android Update
It is a constant waiting game for users whenever an Android update is released. OEMs and carriers have to tweak the firmware to their offerings before releasing the official software. This often takes time and months before anyone can really use the update. Fortunately, manufacturers do not stop working on the updates as late as some of them could come.
This time, Samsung is offering the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to Samsung Galaxy Note Edge users.
According to Android Authority, the update is now rolling to Note Edge devices in Europe. Samsung has been steadily trickling down the updates, but recent flagships are often the priority candidates. Together with the users of Galaxy A9, Note Edge owners should see the update prompt already. The update is quite sizeable at 1.5GB with build number N915FYXXU1DPE1.
There are no concrete reports about the actual update running on phones, but the report said that people should at least expect some visual makeover. Other features include Marshmallow treats like Google Now on Tap, Doze Mode, and Marshmallow’s new permission model.
As with other Android updates, people can check for installation prompt or via the phone’s settings. Just go to Settings then click About Phone. They can also connect the device to Samsung’s PC companion to update.
Google Won’t Tolerate Android Update Delays
In other news, there may come a time when Android update delays will no longer be an option for manufacturers. According to Bloomberg, Google has stepped up pressure partners when it comes to updating Android devices. The delayed update and fragmentation have long been issues with the Android ecosystem. It appears Google wants to change it. According to reports, the company is resorting to more forceful tactics.
“Google is putting pressure on,” said Ryan Sullivan, vice president of product development at Sprint.
“Since we are the final approval, we are applying pressure because our customers are expecting it.”