Samsung has been working on releasing the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to its devices. Now, it appears the company is releasing the firmware to devices such as Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge; although several reports say that some carriers may be delayed in the rollout.
Verizon just announced the release of the Marshmallow update to Samsung Galaxy Note 5. Good news for Verizon users, the carrier is skipping the original iteration and heading straight to the Android 6.0.1 firmware version. The software goes by the version number VRU2BPB2 and promises features such as the Doze battery manager, Google Now on Tap, improved app permissions and other treats the Marshmallow update offered.
As with other updates, Verizon recommends connecting the Note 5 device to a Wi-Fi network or a strong cellular network connection. It is also best to charge the device fully before installing the update. Should the software fail to download fully, then users can opt to use Verizon’s Software Update Assistant tool for troubleshooting guidelines. As for those still waiting for the notification, they can also check under phone settings.
While Verizon users may be rejoicing about the good news, Telus users may be in for some disappointment as the company now claims that it might not make it t the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow release deadline it imposed weeks ago. Previously, the company released an update schedule indicating March 9 and March 16 as distribution headlines.
However, a new report from SamMobile claims that Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 will receive the update around March 13. Likewise, an identical ver-the-air (OTA) update will be released for Galaxy S6 edge on March 30th. This is more than 2 weeks than the promised scheduled. Nonetheless, non-curved Galaxy S6 users should still be pleased to hear that the firmware is still set for release on April 13.