Verizon has revealed that the roll-out of its Android Marshmallow update will be commencing today for its branded variants of Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones.

In case you aren’t aware already, the Marshmallow upgrade will mean the introduction of new key features from Android. Some of these include Google Now on Tap contextual search, increased controls to manage app permissions, Doze power manager and more. Samsung has also incorporated its latest security patches within the update, so this is presumably the fixes for the month of March, as well as a few minor performance improvements.

As part of Samsung’s very own upgrades, a few new tweaks and optimizations have been added to the TouchWiz user interface, including the redesigned notification panel. You’ll also find a new web browser complete with ad-blocking support. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S6 Edge has its very own upgrades such as added functionality to the edge panel, which aside from being able to create a ton of app shortcuts, it also has other handy features.

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As you’d expect from a carrier roll out, the update should be reach the rest of the country in periodically. Although the update will officially begin rolling out on April 1st, so look out for the OTA update notification.

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