Older Samsung Galaxy flagships have started getting the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. The software content is now rolling out worldwide.
In the US, Verizon subscribers can now download the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for their Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge Plus devices. It will soon be available for the S6, Note 5 and Note 4.
Neuro Gadget reported that the software content will be rolling out gradually for AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile subscribers. Owners of the aforementioned Samsung Galaxy smartphones require 1GB of free disk space to download and install the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update.
Australian mobile carriers Optus, Telstra and Vodafone have launched the update on all Samsung Galaxy S6 variants. As of the moment, only Vodafone has made the update available for the Note 5 and Note 4.
In Canada, Eastlink and VideoTron will be releasing the update for the S6 and S6 Edge. Bell and Telus will quickly follow suit. Telus in particular has started rolling out the update for the Note 5 and Note 4.
According to Trusted Reviews, Android 6.0 Marshmallow sports a completely revamped apps menu. Instead of swiping the screen horizontally, users can navigate through their favorite apps by thumb-scrolling the apps drawer in a smooth vertical movement.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow has native support for fingerprint scanning. Users can unlock their smartphones with a light tap on the fingerprint sensor. The technology can also be used to authenticate wireless payments via Android Pay.
Doze is a cool feature that helps extend battery life. Once enabled, it restricts network connectivity and background services when the Android smartphone is in standby mode.
Users can still receive incoming messages and alarms, but only “high-priority” notifications will be processed. Doze is activated when the Android smartphone is turned off, not connected to a charger and hasn’t been moved for a short period of time.
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