Samsung users have been waiting constantly for any news about the rollout of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to their units. While others still remain on the lookout, Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will not have to wait anymore.
Samsung finally released the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Specifically, it has rolled out the update to Samsung Galaxy S6 Model SM-G920S and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Model SM-G925S, according to SamMobile. To date, around 0.7 percent of active devices are only running on the latest Android version. Additional rollouts like such to Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge worldwide should boost the numbers, according to CNET. Generally, Android Marshmallow offers the following features for updated devices:
- Google Now on Tap
- Doze mode (this extends battery life automatically)
- Android pay compatibility
- Streamlined app permissions
On top of the Android update, what makes Samsung’s upgrades these days more interesting is its rollout of content blocking capabilities to its devices. The company has released the ad-blocking function, Adblock Fast. Samsung wants Adblock Fast to be the first free and first open-source ad blocker released via over-the-air update in partnership with Rocketship Apps. This will help web pages in Android load faster than before – up to 50 percent quicker without the ads. The version 4.x will require Android 6.0 Marshmallow or higher. Nonetheless, Rocketship did that their program will be compatible with Android 5.x Lollipop.
“Adblock Plus is very excited to continue our momentum in the mobile space by solidifying a working relationship with Samsung that allows us to handle content blocking on any Samsung device,” said Till Faida, co-founder of Adblock Plus, via IT Pro Portal.
“We are excited that Samsung’s mobile product offering is now including content blocking and are happy that Samsung users can find us in the Google Play Store to assist them with their ad blocking.”
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