Now that Android M (also known as version 6.0 or Marshmallow) has been released to Google's latest Nexus devices, it is only a matter of time before it comes to other Android devices. The problem is that matter of time can be pretty long, as a company that often has delays with its Android rollout is Samsung. This is what is known about the Android M Version 6.0 Marshmallow Release Date for Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge +, Note 5, Note 4, S5, and S4 on United States carriers like Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, US Cellular, and T-Mobile.
Neurogadget sates that Samsung announced that the Android 6.0 upgrade will reach several of their devices in Q1 and Q2 of 2016. Yes, it doesn't look like Samsung Android users will be receiving any Marshmallow treats for the holiday season, but things have been known to change. Part of the reason why Samsung's Android updates tend to be delayed is because the big Korean company has to work with Android with its own custom Touch Wiz UI, according to Trusted Reviews.
Here are the devices on the Android M upgrade list including:
- The Samsung Galaxy S6, currently the company's flagship phone, at least until Mobile World Congress 2016, which is when the Galaxy S7 will most likely be announced.
- The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, which is essentially the same flagship phone for 2015, but with a very useful edge to it.
- The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge +, which is a larger version of the flagship with the edge.
- The Samsung Galaxy Note 5, which is the new version of the popular phablet just released.
- The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 also made this list, and there are more devices to be updated for sure.
Yes, there are a lot of older devices that are still relatively new that will be receiving an Android upgrade to 6.0 as well, and these include the Galaxy S5, Note 4, and possibly others like the S4. Of course, most of these gadgets are still running Android version 5.0 (also known as Android L or Lollipop), and some devices, like the Note 4, don't even have the latest version of that version, which is Android 5.1.1.
The exact release date has not been confirmed for any Samsung device, but for American users, it could depend on their carrier like Verizon, US Cellular, T-Mobile, AT&T, or Sprint. For example, Galaxy Note 4 units available on Verizon Wireless are standing by to run their bench tests, and these tests will be running throughout the month. T-Mobile has also listed their first wave of devices to receive Android Marshmallow, and it also includes the Galaxy Note 4, according to Android Pit.
There will be more information as the end of the year draws closer. In the meantime, if you have a Samsung Android device, keep checking your Settings and System Update to see if there is an OTA (over the air) rollout awaiting you.