It has been months since Google released the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update, but it is only recently that Samsung is able to catch up. The software, which is now at 15 percent adoption rate, has started seeding to AT&T’s Galaxy S5 and S5 Active with the Android Nougat version on the horizon.
Samsung Galaxy S5 And S5 Active Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
It usually takes months before manufacturers catch up on Android updates. That is the case for Samsung. Even if the Android 6.0 Marshmallow has been available for 10 months, it is only now that AT&T’s Galaxy S5 and S5 Active have started seeding to it.
Previously, Sprint released the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update last April for the Galaxy S5. T-Mobile and Verizon, on other hand, have also jumped into the mix.
According to Neurogadget, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow requires around 950MB of space. The update is available via build number MMB29M. The firmware is accessible for the Galaxy S5 including its rugged version. Users should find the update available via the over-the-air (OTA) release.
However, this also means that not all users will see the update at once. Some may have delayed access. For those who have not received the prompts on their phones, they can check manually. To do this, go to the Settings part of the device click on About phone > Software update > Check for update. It is also recommended that people check with their regional units for the actual release schedule.
As carriers catch up with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update, the Android Nougat has also been released.
“Instead, what we got was a smattering of big (and overdue) features mixed with lower-level changes that make Android more elegant. That might not make for the most viscerally exciting update, but that doesn’t make Nougat any less valuable or useful,” said Engadget regarding what people should expect from the latest update.