Google has discussed more details about the upcoming Android N update, but it appears that OEMs have yet to catch up on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. Fortunately, Samsung is adding more to the list of updated devices, as the Samsung Galaxy A9, Galaxy A7, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A3 and other units are expected to receive the firmware.
Samsung Galaxy Series Getting Updated
Google will release a new firmware update, but as with other Android updates, Samsung and other manufacturers still need to catch up. Fortunately, Samsung and other tech companies are not giving up on their devices as they continue to roll out updates. This time, devices like Samsung Galaxy A9, Galaxy A7, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A3 and other units are expected to be in line.
According to Yibada, Samsung Galaxy A9 was one of the first A series smartphones to receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. The update has started seeding to the unlocked model, specifically the SM A900 in China. The build number is A9000ZCU1BPE2. Given this, it should be a matter of time before the Galaxy A7 and the Galaxy A5 receive the update.
The Android 6.0 and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow updates offer treats like Google Now on Tap, granular permissions, Doze Mode, and native fingerprint scanner support.
For those who have not received a prompt about the update, they can always check their phone settings manually. To do this, go to Settings > About Device > Software update. There are also expectations about the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update seeding to Galaxy A8, Galaxy Alpha, and Galaxy Tab S2.
Other Regions Seeing Rollouts
In other news, other devices like the Samsung Galaxy S6 have been updated as well. According to Gotta Be Mobile, Samsung Galaxy S6 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update has been rolling out to units like the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus in Korea. Other countries seeing the update include India, the United Kingdom, Austria, Russia, Iraq and the Netherlands.