Samsung’s internal update document has been leaked which displayed the draft schedule of Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for its Galaxy range of smartphones. However, Samsung has slightly deviated from its original plan and announced the arrival of the update to January 2016 for Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge+ and Galaxy S6 Edge. Whereas, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge are expected to get Android M update in February 2016.
According to official sources, Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to get an update by April 2016. You can also expect an update for the Galaxy A8 handset in March.
Moreover, Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A3, Galaxy E7, Galaxy E5, Galaxy J7, Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J2 smartphones are also in the pipeline to receive Marshmallow updates in the near future.
An interesting twist to Marshmallow is that Samsung has cancelled updates for Galaxy J1, Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4 because it doesn’t met the required quality standards.
We closely inspected the leaked document and found few tablet devices such as Galaxy Tab S10.5 and S8.4 which are most likely to get Marshmallow update around April/May 2015.
We hope that by June 2016 all the existing devices will be updated with Marshmallow although we firmly believe that some other name with the initial alphabet ‘N‘ will surface around that time.
Some of the expected features of Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for Samsung Galaxy devices are mentioned below
- Fingerprint reader
- Deep Linking
- Automatic backup of data
- Ability to save App settings or games directly to the drive with a limit of 25MB per app
- Ability to make use of SD cards as default storage
- Display of memory consumption in the RAM Manager
- Updates to Phone Dialer app
- Ability to turn off Heads-up notifications
- TouchWiz UI tweaks
- More performance and stability enhancements
As soon as the update is ready, you will be able to view a message in the notifications panel. You just need to tap on it and follow the instructions displayed on the screen. You can also verify whether your phone has got any new updates by selecting Settings > About phone > System updates > Check for system updates.