The Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge are both products from Samsung but differ in a variety of ways, from their looks to the features integrated in each of them and most recently even in the way the major Android OS update has been distributed. Different from the previous years, the South Korean manufacturer preceded the official release of an Android software update by giving users in particular regions an opportunity to partake in a beta test initiative. However, based on the latest report, as of today the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge variants are officially being updated to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. This is specifically happening for Samsung customers in South Korea, which is also the OEM's home market. Detailed for the update are models on the SK Telecom. As for the KT and LG U+hves, it has still not been confirmed whether they are also issuing out the OS update. Both the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge feature a Fri, 22nd Jan 2016 build date, although the time stamps vary. With the Marshmallow update formally rolling out to users in South Korea, it is most likely only a matter of days or even weeks till the roll out starts for international unlocked variants. More specifically, the UK users will some of the first to see the update, considering that they participated in the beta testing program.
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool