Samsung may have released two of the best flagship devices of the year with more releases soon to follow in the coming days, but the company hasn’t forgotten the flagships that have made it the success it is today. Today, the manufacturer is checking off one more device from its list of Galaxy devices yet to be updated with the latest Android 6.0 version operating system, in particular the Galaxy S5. An over-the-air update is currently being pushed out to the Exynos variant (SM-G900H) of the handset for users in India.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is the latest official build of Google’s mobile OS, which was originally released back in October. The firmware brings with it a load of new features and enhancements such as Doze mode which helps reduce power consumption when a device is on sleep, Now On Tap which scans for relevant information based on what is currently on the screen along with app permissions controls that offer users added control in deciding the what access they allow apps to have on their handsets.

Download the update through Samsung’s Smart Switch software on your PC or wait for the OTA update file to be sent to your device. Once the installing, the phone will be powered by Android 6.0.1 with the Android monthly security patch level updated to May 1, 2015.

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Because OTA updates usually happen in slow intervals, it be a little while before your device actually gets the file. Either sit patient and wait or manually check for the update in the Settings and About Device section on your device.

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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

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