AT&T Samsung Galaxy S6 will finally receive the official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update.
Sprint subscribers with Samsung Galaxy S6 phones got the Android Marshmallow update in March, according to Android Police. Verizon had it early this month and T-Mobile Galaxy S6 received Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS a week after. And now, AT&T Samsung Galaxy S6 users can expect to receive the latest Android flavor any time now.
As noted on PhoneDog, citing Samsung support page, Galaxy S6 AT&T version is now operating on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. An Over-the-Air notification about the Marshmallow update’s availability should be received by users. The latest firmware comes with build number G920AUCU3CPC2.
Those who are too excited to experience the latest Marshmallow goodies can manually check the availability of the software update by simply heading to the smartphone’s Settings menu. Afterward, tap the “About Device” option and look for “Software Updates” and then select “Check for Updates.” The system will then look for available firmware updates for the smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S6 hit the market in April, 2015. At launch, it came pre-installed with Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. The AT&T version of the Galaxy S6 has model number SM-G920AZDAATT. The smartphone is packed with Exynos 7420 Octa chipset paired with 3 GB of RAM. GSM Arena noted that it comes with various native storage options: 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB.
The 2015 Samsung flagship handset boasts of a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. It is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Samsung’s official product page for the AT&T version noted that the phone’s camera features 16 MP rear-facing camera and a 5 MP front-facing camera with a 120-degree wide-angle lens.
The description for the Samsung Galaxy S6, posted on the website, read as follows.
“The Samsung Galaxy S6 is powerful to use and beautiful to behold. The slim and lightweight all-metal body and glass design make a bold statement, while the lightning-fast Samsung Exynos® 7420 Octa-core 64-bit processor delivers the most power and speed we’ve ever put in a smartphone.”
Watch the video below from Android Authority, posted on their official YouTube channel, to learn more about Samsung Galaxy S6:
Android Marshmallow offers a number of new features such as “Now On Tap,” which is claimed to be a smarter and quicker virtual assistance service for users. There is also “Doze,” a feature that sets the smartphone into a sleep mode when not in use. “Doze” helps to increase the battery life of the smartphone running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update, the official Android website noted.
Android for Work is another new offering that can be expected upon getting the Android Marshmallow update. Google’s support page described this feature as “an enterprise mobility management (EMM) platform that lets companies deliver a secure, productive, and rich mobile experience to their employees.”
Moreover, Android Pay is another highlight of the Marshmallow OS, an app similar to Apple Pay. As described by Alphr, this new feature keeps the users’ credit and debit card info on their handset devices which can be used to “wirelessly pay for goods and services quickly and securely.” Marshmallow OS users should also experience the security measure used by Android Pay, which is utilizing the virtual account number instead of using the real one. Android Pay also keeps a purchase history record, which means users can easily check and verify the details of the transactions they made via the app.
Meanwhile, AT&T customers with HTC One M8 or M9, unfortunately, will need to wait longer for the official release of the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update on their smartphones. Mo Versi of HTC posted a tweet that there has been a “slight delay” in the Marshmallow OS and they are “looking at approval within the next couple weeks.”
The Inquisitr will keep you in the loop for the latest news about the release of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update on compatible smartphones.
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