Following the global release for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is now officially rolling out for Samsung Galaxy Note 5.
Earlier this February, GSM Arena shared that certain units of Samsung Galaxy Note 5 received the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. After waiting for the official rollout, finally, the South Korean smartphone manufacturer has started releasing an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow build for the latest Samsung “phablet.”
Accordingly, the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow mobile firmware update, which comes with build number N920CXXU2BPB6, is compatible with Samsung Galaxy Note 5 units with model number SM-N920C. It is currently rolling out for Note 5 units in Cambodia. Android Authority shared that this Samsung Galaxy Note 5 firmware should be available in other regions as well via Over-the-Air update.
Android Marshmallow OS brings in several new features. For instance, a brand new feature called “Doze” puts the mobile device into a sleep mode automatically, which helps extend the device battery’s life. Android‘s official website also explained that the improved virtual assistant app – now smarter and faster, which now goes by the name “Now on Tap” — is readily available in the Android Marshmallow update.
Android for Work is also supported in the latest Android mobile firmware. Google’s support page described it as “an enterprise mobility management (EMM) platform that lets companies deliver a secure, productive, and rich mobile experience to their employees.”
Furthermore, Note 5 owners who will download and install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update can expect UI enhancements and an overhauled Cross app. In addition, the new Marshmallow build brings in version 4.0 web browser which also comes with an ad-blocking support, Android Authority shared.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 update is available through Samsung Smart Switch, GSM Arena specified. But the OTA release should happen soon, it added. A pop-up notification will automatically appear when the Android Marshmallow update becomes available. However, those who are too excited to receive the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 update can check the firmware’s availability. To do so, go to the “Settings” menu, look for “About Device” and then tap “Software Update.” The system will then search for the latest firmware update available for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5.
The latest Samsung phablet initially hit the shelves in August 2015. Phone Arena shared that at launch, the mobile device came with Android 5.1 Lollipop OS. The smartphone has a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display screen with 1440 x 2560p resolution and 518 ppi pixel density. The screen is scratch-resistant, as it is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
Under the hood, it is equipped with an Exynos 7 Octa 7420 chipset. Of course, the iconic S-Pen stylus is available for Samsung Galaxy Note 5, being one of the distinctive features of the Note series.
When it comes to its shooting specs, Samsung Galaxy Note 5’s primary camera has 16-MP lens and some of its features are manual focus, autofocus, optical image stabilization, smile detection, face detection and geo-tagging. Shooting modes available are High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Macro mode, Panorama, RAW image capture, Burst mode, among others. To learn more about the specs and features of the smartphone, watch the video below featuring a review for Samsung Galaxy Note 5 by Marques Brownlee.
To learn more about the specs and features of the smartphone, watch the video below featuring a review for Samsung Galaxy Note 5 by Marques Brownlee.
Meanwhile, Canadian telecom company Telus revealed its software release schedule for the latest smartphones, including Samsung’s 2015 phablet. According to Mobile Syrup’s report, Samsung Galaxy Note 5, as well as the S6 Edge+, will get the Android 6 Marshmallow update on March 9.
Then, Telus subscribers with Samsung S6 Edge and LG G3 are scheduled to receive the Android Marshmallow firmware on March 16. Standard variants of Samsung’s 2015 flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6, will get the latest Marshmallow firmware on April 13. Even though specific dates were already provided, the report also mentions it should be noted that the release schedules are still subject to change.
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