Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A, Galaxy A8 Android 6.0 Marshmallow Status Update

Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A, Galaxy A8 Android 6.0 Marshmallow Status Update
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More and more Samsung devices are joining the Android 6.0 Marshmallow fold. According to reports, the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A edition is now in line to receive the Marshmallow update with the Galaxy A8 next.


Google had released the Android 6.0 Marshmallow for quite some time already, but not all OEMs are able to catch up yet. For instance, Samsung may still need to complete the delivery of the update to the rest of its devices. This time, the device next in line to receive the upgrade is the Samsung Galaxy LTE-A model.

According to GSM Arena, Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A model for South Korea was launched several months following the release of the Galaxy S5 premiere. The device comes with a more powerful Snapdragon 805 chipset including faster LTE connectivity. Specifically, the G906 (LTE-A) model is only available in Korea, while the G901 (Plus) is available in Europe and Singapore.

Now, owners of such device should be in for some good news, as the South Korean model (the G906) has reportedly started receiving the Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The upgrade offers a series of hood optimizations. For those who have the model, they should just wait for the installation prompt.

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As with Android updates, users can also check for the update manually by opening the phone’s settings. Units must be connected to a secure and reliable WiFi or cellular connection prior to upgrade. It is also best to charge the device fully.

Following the update of the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A variant, Yibada reports that the Galaxy A8 with model number SM-A800F finally got its Wi-Fi certification. This could only mean that the device will soon be ready for the Android Marshmallow update. People should expect the update to be available for the device around two weeks from now. However, users are still advised to watch out for any changes in the schedule from their provider or manufacturer.

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