Samsung Galaxy Marshmallow Update Info (2016)

It’s 2016 and many  smartphone and tablet owners are still waiting for their Android update.

Its been more than five months since Google started rolling out its brand new Android 6.0  operating system.

Some manufacturers were quick to release the new update and its changes. Others, like , have been extremely slow to release the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update.

In February, after weeks of rumors and several days of confusion, Samsung finally took a step in the right direction and pushed out its first Marshmallow update. Since then, we’ve been under a barrage of upgrades.


Today we want to take a look at everything we know so far about Samsung’s plans for current Galaxy smartphone and tablet owners. This also takes a look at some important details regarding the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, two devices that are starting to ship out to buyers in the United States.

This roundup is going to walk you through the important details about the Samsung Galaxy Marshmallow release and the updates themselves.

The company hasn’t confirmed every single Marshmallow update it plans to offer but the roundup includes information about the Galaxy S6 update, the Galaxy Note 5 update, the Galaxy Note 4 update, the Samsung Galaxy S7, and more.

We’ll continue to update this as we, and others, receive more information.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Marshmallow Update

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is rolling out for the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus in Korea. We’ve also seen a number of other Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge Marshmallow updates roll out around the world.

Marshmallow updates have also started rolling out in India, the United Kingdom, Austria, Russia, Iraq and the Netherlands. More recently, updates have landed for models in Afghanistan, Croatia, Germany, Czech Republic, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Nepal, Italy, Macedonia, Spain, and a whole lot more more.


The Samsung Galaxy S6 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update recently made it to North America with Sprint users reporting the start of an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow roll out for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Sprint’s also now rolling out an update for the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.

The Sprint bound Galaxy S6 Marshmallow updates are huge, over 1GB in size, and it delivers a long list of enhancements, features, and bug fixes.


Sprint’s since been joined by Verizon and T-Mobile. Big Red recently rolled out its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow updates and it’s now pushing out a Android 6.0.1 update for the Galaxy S6 Plus.

Like Sprint’s updates, the Verizon Galaxy S6 Marshmallow updates bring a wealth of new features, enhancements and fixes.

T-Mobile’s also started rolling out its Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, and Galaxy S6 Edge Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow updates. These updates will roll out Over-the-Air to users for several days and bring enhancements and fixes to the former flagships.

U.S. Cellular’s website now shows Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow updates for the Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. Each listing comes with a link to download
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Telus and Bell users in Canada are also reporting a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus Marshmallow roll out. The update is massive, 1.2GB in size, and it brings Android 6.0.1 and a number of enhancements to the larger Edge model.

Fellow Canadian carriers VideoTron and Eastlink are reportedly rolling out Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow updates as well.

Now that these updates are making their way to North America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, we expect more Galaxy S6 Marshmallow updates to follow.


Telus in Canada was one of the first North American carriers to confirm specific dates for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge and it’s finally rolling out the Galaxy S6 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update to users.

Fellow Canadian carrier Bell originally confirmed the Galaxy S6 Marshmallow update for March but it looks like it’s facing delays as well.

The company recently told a Galaxy S6 user that it’s hoping to have the Android 6.0.1 update released in April. No date given.

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Samsung is reportedly planning Galaxy S6 updates for AT&T (we saw a date pop up for the Galaxy S6 though it came and went without an official release) but release date details about those updates are still missing in action.

Vocal carriers like Rogers (Canada), Vodafone (Australia), Optus (Australia), and Telstra (Australia) continue to remain silent about their plans for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Marshmallow.

Marshmallow Features

Thanks to the roll outs and the Galaxy S6 Marshmallow beta, we know what the Marshmallow update will bring to the flagship devices.

As expected, Marshmallow brings changes to the update’s interface. The update replaces blue with white and it changes the look of several app icons.

The update also features the popular Google Now on Tap feature that allows you to quickly bring up information on whatever you’re looking at simply by holding down the home button. It’s one of our favorite Marshmallow features. The video above outlines the key features.

Samsung will be rolling out Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, the most up-to-date version of Marshmallow from Google.

The Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update brings a number of key changes to the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge including:

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Samsung has detailed the changes coming to the Galaxy S6 Edge’s panel, some of which can be seen in galleries above.

Galaxy S5 Marshmallow Update

Samsung is finally starting to roll out the Galaxy S5 Android 6.o.1 Marshmallow update and surprise surprise, it’s rolling out to users in Korea.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is reportedly pushing out to users in Korea today. More specifically, it’s rolling out to unlocked variants on KT, LG Uplus and SK Telecom in South Korea.

It’s also rolling out in Trinidad & Tobago, in Sri Lanka for the SM-G900F, in Germany, the Netherlands, and Italy for the SM-G900F, in India for the SM-G900I, and in the United States for Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S5 Sport users on Sprint. Here is the change log that Sprint’s provided:

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The SM-G900F is one of the most popular versions of the Galaxy S5 and its roll out is a sign that we could be getting close to a widespread Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow push for the former flagship Galaxy S.


T-Mobile’s confirmed a Galaxy S5 Marshmallow release and it just moved into the “T-Mobile Testing” phase, a sign that its release is getting very close.

The fact that T-Mobile is planning a Galaxy S5 Marshmallow update is a good sign for other Galaxy S5 users in the United States and around the world.

Canadian carrier Telus says that it will update its Galaxy S5 with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow in May. The carrier has bestowed a May 2nd release date upon the aging former flagship and it will be interesting to see if that date sticks.

Most carriers are silent about their plans but there’s a good chance this roll out will reach everyone.


As for the Galaxy S5 Marshmallow update itself, it reportedly comes with most of Marshmallow’s features with bug fixes, improvements to the device’s speed, and improvements to stability.

We’ll provide more information once the Galaxy S5 Marshmallow update picks up speed. With a roll out now taking place in Korea, a widespread roll out should start soon.

Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow Update

The first Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Android 6.0.1 update is reportedly rolling out to the SM-N920C in Cambodia. It’s also reportedly rolling out to carriers in South Korea, a logical step for Samsung and its flagship device.

Samsung is reportedly rolling out a second Galaxy Note 5 Android 6.0.1 update in Korea to correct some of the problems it found on the initial release.

It’s also rolling out in a number of other countries including India with the Middle East an apparent focus for Samsung right now. It’s also rolling out in Brazil.

U.S. and Canadian carriers are also in the mix.


The Verizon Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow update is available and it brings new features and enhancements to its version of the flagship smartphone. The carrier is also rolling out a smaller bug fixer that alleviates three problems with Marshmallow:

Trouble connecting to the internetFrequent data disconnectionProblems while loading files or web pages

Sprint is also rolling out the Galaxy Note 5 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update to users taking the flagship phone up from Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

As expected, the change log is similar to the other Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow updates that’ve rolled out elsewhere in the U.S. and around the world. Like the others, it comes with a number of enhancements, features and fixes.

Sprint’s updates typically take one to two weeks to complete so Galaxy Note 5 users will want to keep an eye out this week and next for Android 6.0.1.


Elsewhere in North America, U.S. Cellular’s confirmed a Galaxy Note 5 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow roll out via its website. Like its Galaxy S6 updates, the listing contains a link to download

via Samsung’s Kies app for PC.

T-Mobile is also rolling out Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to the Galaxy Note 5. The T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update will roll out to Galaxy Note 5 owners from April 18th to May 20th so keep an eye out.

As for Canada, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update has reportedly landed for users on Bell and Telus. We expect others to follow with updates of their own in the near future.Note-5-review-camera-720x4801

Here are a few other things we know right now about the Galaxy Note 5 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow release in North America.

T-Mobile has confirmed the Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow update.The AT&T Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow update underwent a beta and it will reportedly start rolling out soon.Rogers, another Canadian carrier, says that the Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow update is coming soon. Originally, the carrier planned to roll out it out on April 27th.


Thanks to the beta and the public roll out, we know what to expect from the Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow update and its features. The video below shows off the early software and it runs down many of the important changes.

For more on the Marshmallow leak, take a look at this full rundown from XDA-Developers. It reviews the update’s early performance. For a more recent set of photos, take a look at these Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow photos. Verizon’s run down of the Marshmallow update will also give you a feel for the changes.

In addition to the new features and enhancements, it also looks like the Galaxy Note 5 Android 6.0.1 update is plagued with issues including battery drain, issues with Gear VR and other smaller bugs. These issues have extended to the Verizon Galaxy Note 5 Android 6.o.1 update.

Verizon users are already starting to complain about battery drain, Wi-Fi problems and more. We expect complaints to pick up as the roll out picks up speed.

It’s not clear how these problems will impact the overall speed of the roll out (it doesn’t appear to have slowed it down yet) but Galaxy Note 5 users will want to be cautious when Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow arrives.

Galaxy Note 4 Marshmallow Update

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge will both receive Marshmallow updates in the United States and the first batch of updates are pushing out right now.

Sprint is reportedly pushing out its version of the Galaxy Note 4 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update right now. The U.S. Cellular Galaxy Note 4 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update appears to be rolling out as well.

U.S. Cellular’s website confirms an imminent release and another source seems to verify that claim. We expect the carrier’s version of Android 6.0.1 to mirror the release on Sprint.

As for the rest of the world, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is rolling out in Europe for the SM-N910C in Poland and its reportedly available for Galaxy Note 4 users in Uzbekistan (SM-N910H).

Galaxy Note 4 users in India should also be on the lookout for the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update. The update is rolling out right now and it checks in at a whopping 1.4GB. Prepare accordingly.


As for the Galaxy Note Edge Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update, it’s reportedly pushing out in England at the moment. That said, it’s moving like a slug compared to Samsung’s Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow roll out for the Galaxy Note 4.

T-Mobile’s confirmed both updates though neither has budged since last year. They, like the carrier’s other Galaxy Marshmallow updates, remain in “Manufacturer Development” purgatory. This likely means that they’re still a few weeks away. As for the rest of the world…

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Android 6.0.1 update recently popped up in a certification at the Wi-Fi Alliance and manuals for the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge Marshmallow updates have been spotted. These manuals will give you a look at the update’s changes.

Canadian carrier Telus is one of the only carriers committed to a date. The carrier says that it will be pushing its Galaxy Note 4 Marshmallow update on May 16th, a few weeks after it delivers for Galaxy S5 users.

Look for these updates to pick up steam in April and May.


Thanks to these roll outs, we know what the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update looks like.

The Galaxy Note 4 update comes with the new Air Command menu that’s found on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5. There are also some new icons for applications. Similar to the Samsung Galaxy S6’s update.

It also reportedly comes with the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 feature that allows you to take notes when the screen is off.


In addition to these popular devices, Samsung will reportedly roll out Marshmallow to the Galaxy A7, Galaxy A8, Galaxy Alpha, and Galaxy Tab S2. The Galaxy Tab S2 Android 6.0.1 update has just started to roll out.

The first update is rolling out right now in Germany. It brings well-known Marshmallow features and it also brings a multi-user mode. This mode allows you to create separate accounts for family members and friends.

This update is for the 9.7-inch model, not the small 8-inch model.


As for the rest of the world, T-Mobile’s confirmed a Galaxy Tab S2 Marshmallow update and Telus says that it will deploy its version of the Galaxy Tab S2 Marshmallow update on May 2nd.

A leaked roadmap asserts that the Galaxy Alpha will get Marshmallow in June while the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8″ and Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7″ will get their Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow updates in May. A release date for the Galaxy A7 isn’t known.

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Samsung appears to have confirmed a Galaxy Tab A Marshmallow update though it hasn’t provided users with any specific release date details.

On top of that, the Samsung Galaxy J5 is also expected to get Marshmallow in Europe. Galaxy Club’s discovered a manual for Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow which all but confirms its arrival somewhere down the line.

We’ve also seen the Samsung Galaxy A5 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update appear in a Wi-Fi Certification, a sign that its release is getting closer.

Samsung’s clearly focused on getting Android 6.0.1 out to flagship smartphone users but we should see the update expand to the little guys in the near future.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Marshmallow Update

As expected, the new Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge both run the company’s Android 6.0.1 software.

The two devices, revealed earlier this month at Mobile World Congress, run a unique version of the operating system. You can get a feel for the software in the Galaxy S7 hands-on video below.

It’s worth noting that the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge do not support Android 6.0’s Adoptable Storage feature, a concern given the fact that it only comes with 32GB of internal storage space in the United States.

It’s also worth noting that the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge come with some additional emoji characters. A full outline of those characters can be found right here.


In early March Samsung rolled out an “urgent” software update for the Galaxy S7 Edge. T-Mobile also pushed out bug fix updates to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.

More recently, Samsung rolled out Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge updates with touch screen improvements.


It’s also important to know that the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow updates are now available online.

These will be useful if you need to go back to stock software at any point during your time with the Galaxy S7.

April Security Update

Google is rolling out April security updates to its Nexus devices and Samsung is following suit with some April security updates of its own.

The company is starting to push out March and April security updates to its “major flagship models which means “devices like the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5 should be in line for these important patches.

It appears that the Galaxy Note 4, a non-flagship, is also receiving a new build that delivers security patches for potential exploits.


The March security update recently started rolling out in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and the United States and we expect them to hit other regions soon.

As for its contents, the April security update several patches for vulnerabilities. The full list of patches can be found on Samsung’s website.

Swiftkey Android 6.0.1 Update

It’s worth mentioning that Swiftkey has been updated to support the new emojis that arrived in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

Once Android 6.0.1 arrives for your device, you’ll be able to use emojis with the popular third-party keyboard.

Galaxy Android N Update

Marshmallow isn’t here yet but we’re already hearing about the successor to the Android Marshmallow update.


Google’s released a Android N Developer Preview that confirms many of the features coming on board the Android N update. Samsung hasn’t confirmed anything yet but we’re confident that many of the devices listed here will get it.

XDA-Developers recently discovered Android N hints at Samsung’s Developer site and it looks like the update could deliver improved stylus support. The site mentions the Edge and it also mentions the company’s S Pen.

A more recent discovery on Samsung’s Developer site hints at the name Android 7.0. This isn’t confirmed yet but it’s very possible that this will be the version Google goes with later this year after the Android N beta.

With an Android N release expected sometime this summer, look for Galaxy devices to move off Marshmallow in late 2016 or early 2017.

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