The official Android 6.0 Marshmallow update recently rolled out in Poland for Samsung Galaxy S6 as well as for S6 Edge units.
According to a report from Sam Mobile, the network carrier T-Mobile recently released the highly-anticipated Marshmallow firmware for its models of Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge in the country. And based on the firmware distribution pattern of the South Korean phone maker, countries in Western Europe might receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow update very soon.
As explained in the post, South Korea is usually the first country to get a major firmware update since it is the home country. The update arrives in Poland next. Afterward, the new firmware will be released in West Europe. And then after an extensive approval process, the major firmware update will finally be rolled out for compatible mobile devices in North America.
The official Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge brings in changes to the devices’ user interface. For instance, Team Android shared that the power menu and notification menu were improved in the Android 6.0 update. Fingerprint sensor support is also available to certain third-party applications.
Aside from the Android 6.0 Marshmallow firmware and other enhancements and bug fixes present in the update, the changelog furthermore revealed that upon installing the update, users can also buy effortlessly and securely through the Fingerprint support. The App Drawer gets a revamp, and Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge owners can now “exercise greater control over app permissions.”
Android 6.0 Marshmallow update also provides a longer battery life for the device through the Doze feature, which will put the Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge into “a sleep state automatically, thus increasing the battery life,” Android’s official website explained.
A previous Inquisitr report also explained other new features highlighted in Android 6.0 Marshmallow firmware such as Now on Tap and Android for Work. The former is an app that offers a faster and smarter virtual assistant service, comparable to Apple iOS’ Siri. On the other hand, Android For Work is described as “an enterprise mobility management (EMM) platform that lets companies deliver a secure, productive, and rich mobile experience to their employees,” the official Google support page expounded.
The Android 6.0 Marshmallow rolling out in Poland is compatible only to Samsung Galaxy S6 model SM-G920F and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge units that bear the model number SM-G925F, the Poland website called Telepolis specified.
Those who wish to install the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update on Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge should be able to access the firmware via OTA or Over-the-Air method. Ideally, a push notification will appear once the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update becomes available for the smartphones. However, users too excited to experience Marshmallow OS on the latest flagship devices of Samsung can verify its availability by simply going to the Settings menu. Locate the About Device option and then users should tap System Updates and choose Check For Updates.
Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge were initially released to the market in March of last year and they were pre-installed with Android 5.0.2 Lollipop firmware, according to GSM Arena. Basically, these two smartphones from Samsung have the same specifications except for a few features. For instance, the curved screen of the Galaxy S6 Edge is what makes the device easily recognizable from Samsung’s standard flagship model, the Samsung Galaxy S6.
Those who wish to see further comparison of these two smartphones can check out the YouTube video from DetroitBORG below.
The Inquisitr will keep you updated about the release of Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS on Samsung’s latest flagship smartphones as well as on other highly popular Android devices.
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