Samsung continues to work on the release of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to its devices. According to reports, a number of Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge+ users have started receiving access to the update.
The Android 6.0 Marshmallow update has been released for several months now, but OEMs like Samsung still need to catch up. Fortunately, more and more devices are getting access to the firmware. According to reports, Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge+ users in India now have started receiving access.
According to PC-Tablet, part of the reason Samsung Galaxy S6 users are now having access to the Android 6.0 update is that the Samsung Galaxy S7 will be released soon in the market. Particularly, the device lineup will also soon arrive in India, thus the schedule.
According to another report from Android Headlines, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Android 6.0 Marshmallow update requires around 1.2GB memory. Users will need to free up more space in their units to accommodate the firmware. As with other Android 6.0 Marshmallow update, the firmware will offer treats like Google Now on Tap, Doze mode and app permissions among others.
According to reports, the update has been live for users since Friday last week and accessible over-the-air. However, the update is not yet accessible via Smart Switch. Nonetheless, reports say that people across the country should have the firmware soon. The rollout to other markets should occur soon as well.
For those who does not have access to the update yet, they can access it manually. Just check Settings > About Device > Software Update. Samsung has been rolling out the update for the Galaxy S6 lineup since last month, but the company did claim that it will “make separate announcements on details of OS updates schedule for each market according to market situation and carriers’ requirements.” As with other Android updates, users need to check with their carriers and regional units for final schedules.