Updates with current flagships and other relatively newer devices are not a problem for companies like Samsung. However, even though units like Samsung Galaxy S7, S6, Note 5, Note 4 are now updated, a number of users are now reporting a number of problems with their devices. Can Samsung fix this?
Android 6.0/6.0.1 Problems
It always seems like a given that whenever Google releases a new software update, OEMs and carriers would be delayed in carrying them out. The same thing happened for Samsung for the Android 6.0 and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update.
Nonetheless, flagship users and owners of relatively newer devices are always at an advantage point because they would most likely get the update first once rolled out. However, it may be a torn case as several problems have now been associated with Samsung Galaxy S7, S6, Note 5, Note 4 units that were updated to Android 6.0 and Android 6.0.1 update.
According to International Business Times, there have been multiple user complaints and reports about password and fingerprint issues related to Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy Note 4 devices once updated to Android 6.0 / 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
Specifically, users say that after they downloaded and installed the Marshmallow update, the device stops accepting their fingerprint of password. This eventually means that users are getting locked out of their devices.
Additionally, there have been reports that those who have updated their devices to Android 6.0 Marshmallow for the first time are encountering such problem. The problem extends to other devices like Galaxy S5 and Edge variants of S6 and S7.
More Issues Surface
In another report from Gotta Be Mobile, a number of users in Korea are also complaining about battery drain, issues with Gear VR, lag and more. As the rollouts continue to happen, there have been increasing problems associated with the Galaxy Note 5’s Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software.
Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint users of Note 5 have also noted WiFi issues, battery drain and download problems. Often, the fix could be bringing back the previous settings of the devices. However, it is important to back up all information.