Google's Android Marshmallow has released to Nexus devices October last year. Now, the new operating system is rolling out to different devices across the globe. Handsets from Samsung, LG, and Lenovo are starting to get their share of Marshmallow firmware.
After months of waiting Samsung Galaxy S5 users are set to receive their Marshmallow firmware. Latest reports say Verizon is ready to launch the Android Marshmallow update to its Samsung Galaxy S5 models. T-Mobile and Sprint already released the Marshmallow update to their Samsung Galaxy S5 subscribers, as per reports from Android Authority.
Verizon's Over-the-Air (OTA) update comes with build number MMB29M.G900VVRU2DPD1.
For the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7, Verizon is also rolling out the update to their subscribers. The Marshmallow update on Tab S2 comes with build number MMB29K.T817VVRU2BPE1. One of the specific changes of this update is Samsung's TouchWiz UI which added new animation in the Gallery and drawings in Memo. The update also brings new app permissions, Google Now On Tap and Doze mode.
Furthermore, Verizon releases Marshmallow update to LG G2 devices. After series of tests, the U.S. mobile carrier decided to roll out the update. LG G2 has released three years ago, and it came with Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2. With an old processor and 2GB of RAM, the model was believed to be not compatible with the Marshmallow. However, tests revealed the device can operate the firmware.
Previous Benchmark tests show the Android Marshmallow can run on a single-core device. LG G2 is a multi-core device, so the firmware works fine on it.
As of now, other U.S. mobile carriers like AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and US Cellular have not yet announced if they will release Android M on their LG G2 models.
Meanwhile, Lenovo releases Android Marshmallow 6.0 update for the K4 Note smartphone. Some of the Lenovo devices that previously received the Marshmallow are K3 Note, A7000, and Vibe P1.
Take note that mobile carriers and phone manufacturers are gradually rolling out the Marshmallow update. It typically takes several days or even weeks before devices receive the update notification. It is also advisable for users to check their devices if it is already available for update.
Android Marshmallow introduces new features such as Wi-Fi calling, Ultra-High-Quality Audio - UHQA (Hi-Fi Audio), Android for Work and revamped app icons.