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Android 6.0 and 6.0.1 Marshmallow Update Release Dates for Samsung Galaxy Note 5, S6 Edge +, Note 5, S6 Edge, S6 on Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, US Cellular and T-Mobile

( [email protected] ) Dec 28, 2015 05:38 PM EST
Everyone who has an Android device wants the latest version of Google's operating system, but it often does not become available to every Android device the moment that it rolls out.  The rule goes that when a new version comes out, Google's own Nexus devices get it first, followed by other companies.  Samsung, one of the bigger mobile device representatives of Android, is usually pretty good about getting it to their customers.  This is what we know about the Android M Version 6.0 and 6.0.1 Marshmallow Release Date for Samsung Note 5, S6 Edge +, Note 5, S6 Edge, S6, on the Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, US Cellular and T-Mobile.
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Everyone who has an Android device wants the latest version of Google's operating system, but it often does not become available to every Android device the moment that it rolls out.  The rule goes that when a new version comes out, Google's own Nexus devices get it first, followed by other companies.  Samsung, one of the bigger mobile device representatives of Android, is usually pretty good about getting it to their customers.  This is what we know about the Android M Version 6.0 and 6.0.1 Marshmallow Release Date for Samsung Note 5, S6 Edge +, Note 5, S6 Edge, S6, on the Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, US Cellular and T-Mobile.

According to Sam Mobile, Samsung announced that it was seeking beta testers in South Korea as well as the United Kingdom, but only for those who had unlocked variants of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge can take part in testing the Android 6.0 Marshmallow beta firmware.  Apparently, there are reports that the beta test is spilling out to all kinds of models like the Galaxy Note 4 and even the S5. 

The fact that the beta has been spilling out to Samsung models that shouldn't be getting it is a positive sign that the update is on the way.  Greenbot says that it usually takes a few months for Samsung to push out major OS updates, and it is always given out to the flagships and mid-range devices.  When the newest version of Android arrives on the Samsung device is dependent on the carrier, such as AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and US Cellular. 

According to Pocket-Lint, it looked like the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge +, the most recent models of Samsung headsets were going to be getting their update before the year ends, but that deadline is drawing ever closer.

Normally, Samsung is pretty good about meeting its deadlines, but it wasn't like the company has any official rollout or anything.  The rollout for the Note 5 and the S6 Edge was a supposed leaked timeline, as was the update for the S6 and S6 Edge, which are slated for January 2016. 

We'll see if that happens on time, as well as the February 2016 deadline for the Note 4 and the Note Edge.  Other devices that are set to receive the update include these devices

  • Samsung Galaxy Alpha
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Samsung Galaxy A8
  • Samsung Galaxy A7
  • Samsung Galaxy A5
  • Samsung Galaxy A3
  • Samsung Galaxy E7
  • Samsung Galaxy E5

You might note that the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 did not make the list. 

If you have a Samsung Android phone, check on the "Settings" menu to see if Marshmallow is available, but it might be a while.