Samsung Galaxy S5 Android 6.0.1 Global Status Update: Are You Getting The Firmware?
Samsung continues to deliver its promise to bring the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to its Galaxy devices. This time, the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware is reportedly rolling out to Samsung Galaxy S5 units across the globe.Advertisement
The Android 6.0 Marshmallow update was released several months back with iteration, the Android 6.0.1 version, already in tow. However, OEMs have yet to complete rollout of the said firmware to all of their devices including Samsung.
This time, SamMobile reports that Samsung has started seeding the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow version to Galaxy S5 (SM-G900M) owners. Initially, Galaxy S5 (SM-G900L) owners in South Korea only got access to the Android Marshmallow update. But now, it seems that other parts of the globe now have started having access to it.
According to UberGizmo, owners of Galaxy S5 owners (model SM-G900L) in Trinidad and Tobago reported access to the software via build version G900MUBU1CPC3. It means that the S5 series has finally jumped onto the Android 6.0.1 boat. The same goes with other carriers in other markets. For instance, Sprint offered the Android 6.0.1 version to Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Note 5 units even before the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update made its way to Galaxy S6 edge+ devices across the globe.
As with other Android update, seeding of the firmware to markets like Trinidad and Tobago means the rest of the globe will have access in no time.
Users can choose to update their devices via over-the-air (OTA) update or manual installation. The update is around 1.47GB so unit owners may have to free up some space. For manual installation, just open Settings> System> About device. Choose “Check for updates” then “OK.” Like other devices updated to Marshmallow, people can expect some of the usual treats like Google Now on Tap, Chrome custom tabs, Doze mode, app permissions, app links and direct sharing options among others.