Samsung's scheduled Marshmallow release proceeds with yet another update rolling out to last year's Galaxy Note 5 smartphone, this time around the lucky Note 5 owners are in the US. Surprisingly, the first Marshmallow update to arrive in the US for the Galaxy Note 5 is thanks to Verizon. What's more, the device is being upgraded directly to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, forgoing the Marshmallow 6.0 version and coming atop with the latest security patches and emojis.The software build is complemented with a VRU2BPB2 version number and brings the new core Android features, with the likes of Google Now on Tap, improved app permissions and the new Doze battery management feature, among others. Moreover, Samsung has incorporated a bunch of its own changes along with the update, with the inclusion of user interface tweaks and icons, a new version of Samsung's stock web browser as well as the main camera app being integrated with a few new functionalities.Primarily, the update bumps the Note 5 software closer to what we have already seen in the manufacturer's latest Galaxy S7 flagship.You can find out more about what's new by checking out Verizon's change log.The update is which started rolling out today, should reach most user over the next week, thus users of the device should be on the look out for the OTA notification.
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