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Samsung Galaxy Marshmallow Update Info (2016) (Gotta Be Mobile)

It s 2016 and Samsung Galaxy smartphone and tablet owners are still waiting for the first public Android Marshmallow release. In October, Google started rolling out its Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to Nexus smartphones and tablets. In the weeks since the start of the roll out, several Android manufacturers have released their own versions of Android 6.0 and, in some cases, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Samsung, the world s largest Android manufacturer, has yet to roll out an Android 6.0 or Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update to the public. The company and its partners have confirmed Galaxy Android Marshmallow releases but updates are hard to come by as we push deeper into the year.

That said, we ve seen tons of Galaxy Marshmallow update details emerge in recent weeks and today we want to take a look at everything we know so far about Samsung s plans for Galaxy smartphone and tablet users.

This roundup is going to walk you through the important details about the Samsung Galaxy Marshmallow release and the updates themselves. The company hasn t confirmed every single Marshmallow update it plans to offer but the roundup includes information about the Galaxy S6 update, the Galaxy Note 5 update, the Galaxy Note 4 update, and others. We ll continue to update this as we, and others, receive more information.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Marshmallow Update

Let s start with the basics. Samsung s confirmed Marshmallow updates for the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge. The company recently asked owners of unlocked Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge models in the UK and South Korea if they wanted to take part in an Android Marshmallow beta program designed to test the software for bugs and problems ahead of the public release.

The Galaxy S6 Marshmallow beta1 (which has since closed) confirms updates for these two devices though it doesn t confirm a specific release date. Samsung hasn t revealed when or where the Galaxy S6 Marshmallow update will land first.

In the United States, T-Mobile has confirmed a trio2 of Galaxy S6 Marshmallow updates and we expect rival carriers in the United States and carriers around the world to follow suit. T-Mobile s planning Android Marshmallow updates for the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge and the Galaxy S6 Edge+. None of these updates have moved past the Manufacturer Development stage which means that they re still in the lab at Samsung. Vocal carriers like Rogers3 (Canada), Vodafone4 (Australia), Optus5 (Australia), and Telstra6 (Australia) continue to remain silent about their plans for the Galaxy S6 and Marshmallow.

Marshmallow Features

Thanks to the beta, we have a pretty solid read on the Galaxy S6 Marshmallow update s features. We re not based in the United Kingdom or South Korea but SamMobile7 is and it recently posted a detailed review of the update s contents. As expected, Marshmallow brings changes to the update s interface. The update replaces blue with white and it changes the look of several app icons.

The update also features the popular Google Now on Tap feature that allows you to quickly bring up information on whatever you re looking at simply by holding down the home button. It s one of our favorite Marshmallow features. The video above outlines the key features. It s shaping up to be a substantial update for Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 Edge+ users, who, should be among the first to receive the update.

Galaxy S5 Marshmallow Update

Samsung hasn t rolled out a Galaxy S5 Marshmallow beta yet but the Galaxy S5 Marshmallow update is confirmed. T-Mobile s confirmed8 a Galaxy S5 Marshmallow release though like the Galaxy S6 Marshmallow update, it s in the Manufacturer Development phase. Meaning, it still needs to go through T-Mobile testing before it can be released to the public.

The fact that T-Mobile is planning a Galaxy S5 Marshmallow update is a good sign for other Galaxy S5 users in the United States and around the world. Most carriers are silent about their plans but there s a good chance this roll out will reach everyone. A report from October9 backs up this assertion and suggests that development has begun on Galaxy S5, Galaxy S5 Neo and Galaxy S5 LTE-A Marshmallow updates around the world including here in the United States.

Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow Update

Samsung s current Galaxy Note flagship, the Galaxy Note 5, will get the Android Marshmallow update down the road. We know this because:

  1. The Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow update has leaked10.
  2. T-Mobile has confirmed11 the Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow update.
  3. A SamMobile12 report from October suggests that work has already begun on updates for Note 5 models around the world.

What we don t know is when the Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow update will arrive for users in the United States and regions around the world. Given its status as a flagship smartphone model, we d expect it to be among the first to get the update.

Features

Thanks to the leak, we now have some idea about what to expect from the Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow update and its features. The video below shows off the early software and it runs down many of the important changes. For more on the Marshmallow leak, take a look at this full rundown from XDA-Developers13.

It reviews the update s early performance.

Galaxy Note 4 Marshmallow Update

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge will both receive Marshmallow updates in the United States. T-Mobile s confirmed both updates14 though neither has budged since last year. They, like the carrier s other Galaxy Marshmallow updates, remain in Manufacturer Development purgatory. This likely means that they re weeks away at least.

Features

Thanks to a couple of leaks, we know what the Galaxy Note 4 Marshmallow update will probably look like when it arrives. In addition to that leak, Napidroid claims15 to have received a Galaxy Note 4 Marshmallow build on one of their devices.

The early version of the update comes with the new Air Command menu that s found on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5. and there are also some new icons for applications. Similar to the Galaxy S6 update. It also reportedly comes with the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 feature that allows you to take notes when the screen is off.

Remember, this is early software and things could change during testing.

Others

In addition to these popular devices, Samsung will reportedly roll out16 Marshmallow to the Galaxy A7, Galaxy A8, Galaxy Alpha, and Galaxy Tab S2. T-Mobile s confirmed17 a Galaxy Tab S2 Marshmallow update. Samsung Galaxy Marshmallow: 5 Things to Expect in 2016

Samsung Galaxy Marshmallow Release Time

Samsung hasn’t confirmed any Galaxy Android Marshmallow update timing but we know that it’s making progress. The company recently released an Android Marshmallow beta18 for select devices in select regions, a sign that it’s gearing up for a public release.

But even with the beta, we still don’t know exactly when the Galaxy Marshmallow roll out will start. One thing that we are pretty sure of though is that the Samsung Galaxy Marshmallow release is going to be a long drawn out process that extends well into 2016. The company, and its carrier partners, will prioritize some updates over others. Expect some regions (Poland, Russia, Korea, and the United States are good bets) to get Marshmallow pretty quickly. Smaller markets typically get their updates several weeks (sometimes several months) after the start of the initial roll out.

Veteran Galaxy users know that this is par for the course but let this serve as a warning to those of you who recently switched to Android and a Galaxy smartphone or tablet. This is not iOS. This roll out is going to take time.

This leaked roadmap19 isn’t offcial but it will give you some idea about what to expect from Samsung and its timing.

References

  1. ^ Galaxy S6 Marshmallow beta (twitter.com)
  2. ^ confirmed a trio (support.t-mobile.com)
  3. ^ Rogers (communityforums.rogers.com)
  4. ^ Vodafone (community.vodafone.com.au)
  5. ^ Optus (community.optus.com.au)
  6. ^ Telstra (crowdsupport.telstra.com.au)
  7. ^ SamMobile (www.sammobile.com)
  8. ^ confirmed (support.t-mobile.com)
  9. ^ report from October (www.sammobile.com)
  10. ^ leaked (forum.xda-developers.com)
  11. ^ confirmed (support.t-mobile.com)
  12. ^ SamMobile (www.sammobile.com)
  13. ^ XDA-Developers (www.xda-developers.com)
  14. ^ confirmed both updates (support.t-mobile.com)
  15. ^ claims (napidroid.hu)
  16. ^ reportedly roll out (www.gsmarena.com)
  17. ^ confirmed (support.t-mobile.com)
  18. ^ recently released an Android Marshmallow beta (www.sammobile.com)
  19. ^ leaked roadmap (www.galaxyclub.nl)

OxygenOS 2.2 for the OnePlus 2 includes security patches, Google …

OnePlus is pushing out another update for the OnePlus 21, bumping it up to OxygenOS 2.2. This update, which is just beginning to roll out, brings a number of bug fixes along with security patches. You’ll notice the issues with photo-sphere and panorama in Google Camera have been squashed, and you can now adjust your screen temperature from the quick settings. This means you’ll be able to adjust the colors of your display, which is a handy feature for nighttime readers and more, not make it warmer or cooler to the touch. A full list of changes include:

  • Fixed dual SIM preference selection issues in settings
  • Added NTFS and exFAT support for OTG
  • Fixed Google Camera photo-sphere and panorama bugs
  • Screen temperature can now be adjusted from quick settings
  • Added hide search bar option in launcher settings
  • Security patches
  • Holiday wallpapers
  • General bug fixes and optimizations

The update will be rolling out in increments, as it usually does from OnePlus.

It may be a few days before you see the update hit your phone, but once you do be sure to let us know how it goes for you.

Source: OnePlus2

References

  1. ^ OnePlus 2 (www.androidcentral.com)
  2. ^ OnePlus (forums.oneplus.net)
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