Samsung Galaxy S5 units in India can now be installed with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update. Team Android reported that firmware version G900IDD1CPD1 is now available for the Galaxy S5. In addition to the Android Marshmallow update, the firmware also includes the monthly security package.
The Marshmallow firmware can be installed automatically via Over-the-Air update wherein Samsung Galaxy S5 users should get a software update notification noting its availability. Owners can also opt to check the firmware’s readiness manually by navigating through the S5’s Settings menu, choosing About Device and then tapping Software Updates.
Updating the Samsung Galaxy S5 will require a stable Wi-Fi or mobile data connection to successfully download the Marshmallow firmware. Also, the smartphone needs to have at least 50 percent battery life prior to downloading the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update.
The Galaxy S5 is Samsung’s 2014 flagship smartphone. It came pre-installed with Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS. The handset is equipped with a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, according to GSM Arena. As for the hardware department, Samsung Galaxy S5 is packed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset paired with 2 GB of RAM. It has a quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 CPU and Adreno 330 for its GPU. Samsung Galaxy S5 utilizes a fingerprint sensor and can is capable of wireless charging.
For the camera specs, Samsung Galaxy S5 has 16 MP primary shooter with features such as phase detection autofocus, geo-tagging, face and smile detection, HDR, panorama and touch focus. The selfie shooter, on the other hand, has 2 MP lens sensor.
Below is Android Authority’s review of Samsung Galaxy S5, as originally posted on the publication’s YouTube channel:
Android Marshmallow OS brings in several brand new features that aim to make the user experience even better. One of the major additions to this OS is the “Doze” feature, which helps to increase the phone’s battery life through putting the phone into a sleep mode when it is not being used.
Android Marshmallow update also offers a faster and easier way to pay via the mobile device. According to Alphr, Android Pay, a feature comparable to Apple Pay, “allows users to store credit and debit card information on their smartphones, and then wirelessly pay for goods and services quickly and securely.” An additional security method used by Android Pay is utilizing a virtual account number instead using the real one.
“Now On Tap” is another big change seen on the latest version of Google Android. The official Android website described this feature.
“Now on Tap anticipates what you need in the moment. With a simple tap, you can get cards with useful information and apps that feed your need to know.”
The system tray located at the top of Google Android phones, which shows vital information such as reception, battery life, and more, can now be personalized as well. Through the use of System UI Tuner, owners of mobile devices running on Android Marshmallow firmware can add battery percentage and select other elements they want to show up in that status bar. This allows Android users to organize the system tray the way you want it and only see the information that they prefer.
Furthermore, as listed on Alphr, Android Marshmallow firmware update brings in improvements such as a smoother app experience, a new app drawer, easier storage management, a customized lockscreen message and a clear permission system. Users should also experience a better and easier way to copy and paste texts upon updating their smartphone to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
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