The Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update can now be installed by T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Edge 6+ owners. Early this week, the carrier network announced that the two Samsung smartphones can now experience the Marshmallow goodies, CNET reported.
Android Authority noted that the over-the-air notification about Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ should arrive shortly and automatically to these smartphones. However, users need to make sure that their T-Mobile device has enough memory space because the latest Android Marshmallow update is 1.34GB heavy.
For those who can’t wait to experience the Marshmallow goodies, they can opt to manually check if the mobile device needs an update via the Settings menu. To specifically do so, T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ owners can head to Settings, look for About Device, and then tap Software Updates.
The T-Mobile support page for Samsung Galaxy Note 5 noted that the units bearing model number N920T can be installed with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS with build number N920TUVU2DPD1. Moreover, users of Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ with model number G928T can now choose to update their handset with the latest Android flavor.
The Android Marshmallow OS brings in a number of new features. One of these is Doze, which automatically puts the smartphone into a sleep state. This feature aims to increase the mobile device’s battery life, according to the official Android website described.
Also, smartphones running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow will be able to take advantage of the Now on Tap feature. It is a smarter and faster virtual assistant application. Android Marshmallow OS also offers quick and secured wireless payment methods. The post on Alphr described Android Pay as follows.
“Much like Apple Pay, Android Pay allows users to store credit and debit card information on their smartphones, and then wirelessly pay for goods and services quickly and securely. To make it more secure, Android Pay uses a virtual account number instead of your own, and also keeps a detailed history of purchases made using the app.”
Android for Work is another offering to expect from Android Marshmallow. As described by Google’s support page, this feature is “an enterprise mobility management (EMM) platform that lets companies deliver a secure, productive, and rich mobile experience to their employees.”
To successfully download and install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update on Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5, the smartphone should have enough battery power first. At least 50 percent battery life is recommended. Moreover, a stable Wi-Fi or mobile data connection to download the Marshmallow firmware is also required.
Released in August, 2015, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 features a 5.7-inch screen with Super AMOLED display and a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. At launch, the phablet came pre-installed with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, according to GSMArena. Under the hood, it has an Exynos 7420 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM. It has a fingerprint sensor, wireless charging capacity, 16 MP primary camera, and is equipped with the S-Pen, a feature that makes Galaxy Note line of devices easily identifiable from other Galaxy models. Check out the unboxing and review video from DetroitBORG on YouTube below.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+, on the other hand, is the curved edge screen version of the standard Galaxy S6 flagship model. The smartphone also arrived in the market August last year. The smartphone’s 5.7-inch screen with Super AMOLED display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Similar to Note 5, it was also pre-installed with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Learn more about the smartphone by watching Pocketnow’s YouTube video featuring the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+.
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