Google Inc. released the Android 6.0 Marshmallow mobile system for some of its Nexus gadgets last month, so the first question on everyone's mind is when the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will get the update.
Based on a report from IBTimes, Samsung's 2015 flagship devices will receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS on January next year. The article published the leaked document that says the upgrade is in "uploading" status.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 appeared in a leaked document as model number SM-N920G. Based on unconfirmed reports, Note 5 will get Android 6.0 Marshmallow in December this year.
The document does not confirm if the update is finished, but it gives a good impression that Samsung is in the last phase of the testing process.
Given that Samsung phones have similarities in their system, Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are expected to follow the Galaxy Note 5 with an update in Jan. 2016.
Latin Post published that Samsung has announced that these devices will all receive an updated Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but the company has not officially given any word regarding the release date.
Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and Note 5 is the first set of devices from the company that will have the Android 6.0 update. The second phase, which has no timeline as of yet, includes the Samsung Galaxy A8, A7, A5, A3, E7 and E5.
Google and Samsung are working together to develop innovative phone features and functional gadgets, so expect massive improvements to roll out soon.
Android M offers "Doze" mode, a power saving option that kicks in whenever the phone is idle. Moreover, users can also use "App Standby" that shut down apps in the background more aggressively when they're not being used.
The biggest and most important feature of Marshmallow is called "Now on Tap," which can scour into Google's vast knowledge of the web. For example, if you're texting a friend about where to meet for dinner, say a restaurant name in your message and then activate Now on Tap, the feature will give you information to call the restaurant, how to find it on Google maps or see restaurant's view from Yelp.
In the past, installing an app meant users agreed to let it run whatever parts of their phone it asked to use. Now apps will ask for access to parts of your phone or Google account when they need it, and you can approve those requests or not.
In a review from The Verge, Google Android 6.0 got 8.5/10 score. The reviewer praised the operating system's great new app launcher and new app permissions system.