Samsung Galaxy S5, S5 Mini, Galaxy J3 2016 Android 6.0 & Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Status Update

Samsung Galaxy S5, S5 Mini, Galaxy J3 2016 Android 6.0 & Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Status Update
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Samsung has a range of devices so varied it could be hard to keep track of all the updates and happenings with each unit. Fortunately, a series of reports helped in creating a roadmap revealing that devices such as Galaxy S5, S5 Mini and Galaxy J3 are in line to receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update.


It was only recently that Samsung unveiled the Galaxy J3 (2016) unit for the international market. After that, the device was released to the United States through several carriers like Verizon Wireless, AT&T and several prepaid carriers.

According to SamMobile, while some U.S. models were already running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, there were still some regions with Galaxy J3 running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. It appears that Samsung wanted to fix that as it has now started working on the Marshmallow update for the said device. People should expect the global roll out soon.

In the same way, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini will also be receiving the latest Android firmware. The software was reportedly spotted at the Wi-Fi Alliance, which could only mean that the update will soon come. Previously, the Galaxy S5 Mini was seen running with the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update in 2015, meaning it has been quite some time since it was upgraded.

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In another roadmap by Gotta Be Mobile, it appears that Galaxy S5 has started receiving the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update. Korean users are already receiving access to it, so it means other regions should follow.

Specifically, the update is rolling out for the SM-G900F model in Trinidad & Tobago, Sri Lanka, Germany, the Netherlands, and Italy; for the SM-G900I Telus units in Canada; and Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S5 Sport in the United States under Sprint. Sprint’s changelog suggests that people could expect the following from the update:

  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update
  • Google and Samsung Security Updates
  • Bug Fixes

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