Samsung has been quite reliable in relation to its Marshmallow update release to its high end series of smartphones. Now it seems the Korean giant has gone a step further after leaked images of a Galaxy Note 5 running on the Marshmallow update, reveal that same divisive user interface calibrations brought to the Galaxy S6, are now in the Note 5 device.

Though the Marshmallow beta update previously rolled out on the Galaxy S6 saw improvements such as seamless performance and added functions, the UI changes brought to the devices were a bit disappointing. This is especially notable with the notifications drawer’s light blue and white themes, as well as the square-circle icons.  In addition, due to the fact that this bright theme could affect the Galaxy S6’s battery life, is also a downside of the changes.

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Now similar changes have been seen on a Galaxy Note 5 by an anonymous reader. A collection of images show a similar notification drawer,with other sections such as the Air Command menu and the user interface, remain unchanged. Furthermore, smoother operation was also reported, although this could be because of the fresh update.

While it has not receive as much publicity compared to the Galaxy S6’s beta test, the Korean OEM is currently running a beta test program for the Marshmallow update for models of Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ available in the US.


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