Though Samsung has not started rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for its devices, there has been a leaked list claiming to begin next month. However, this is not the first list to surface online with claims of Android 6.0 Marshmallow update roadmap for Samsung. A similar was leaked back in October. The leaked list of Samsung’s Android Marshmallow update roadmap on TimesNews, states the South Korean Galaxy devices company will start rolling out the latest OS next month with its Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 being first in line. Furthermore, the list claims that in January the company will launch the Marshmallow for their Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones. It adds that for Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge, their updates will be released in February. However, devices such as Galaxy Alpha and Galaxy S5, there is no time frame mentioned for their Android Marshmallow update availability, as they are currently ‘waiting approval’. The Phase 2 rollout will feature devices in the Galaxy E-series and those from Samsung Galaxy A-series including Galaxy A8, A7, A5, and A3. After an initial testing, the third rollout phase will begin for the rest of the Galaxy range. Some of the features users should expect from the Android 6.0 Marshmallow include improved app permissions, new options for Web links handling, an improvement on the Chrome browser that will revamp Android user experience, Android M will make the Android Pay system for mobile payments official, for app developers, Android 6.0 will feature new APIs to add into their apps, an added silent function for both sound and vibration modes, along with a ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode that gives you an option of blocking all the sounds on your device or just the alarms and notification sounds, for power management, this new version will come with battery saver features referred to as ‘Doze’ for smarter battery usage. In addition to this improvements, Marshmallow will upgrade Android devices with a RAM manager, a flexible storage, a feature for automatically backing up and restoring your app, an app drawer addition and USB Type-C port support. These new features are to be merged with the UI customized on Samsung Galaxy devices. As yet, the South Korean company has not confirmed nor revealed any set plans to release the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to the range of Galaxy devices. Considering the fact that Samsung is not known for their update release announcements, given that most of their phone devices are distributed globally on a number of carriers. This alone makes knowing the specific update dates a bit difficult.
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