The official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is now rolling out. Particularly, the latest Android firmware was released for Galaxy Note 4 bearing the model number N910F.
According to GSM Arena, the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is now reportedly rolling out to the said Note 4 model in various European regions. The report noted that the firmware is now available via Over-the-Air or OTA update in countries like U.K., Hungary, Germany and Hungary. In addition to being compatible with unlocked Galaxy Note 4 N910F units, the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware update is also rolling out for phablets subscribed to carrier networks such as Swisscom, Vodafone, and A1. An OTA notification should appear on the handset automatically once the Marshmallow firmware is available for download.
Team Android shared that the latest official firmware update from Google offers a new icon design, revamped Samsung apps and better performance. “This firmware will obviously have support for all latest Marshmallow apps and base features as documented by Google,” it added.
According to the screenshot posted on GSM Arena’s report, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update offers a new TouchWiz. Users can also take advantage of Quick Connect feature, which allows them to easily and quickly find and connect to nearby devices. In addition, there should be advanced power-saving mode upon updating to version 6.0.1 which helps to limit background data and extend the smartphone’s battery life. The post also added that upon updating to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update, some features from Note 5 should be present such as the updated S Pen interface and Screen off memo feature.
To manually check if the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is already available, Galaxy Note 4 N10F users can head to Settings menu, look for About Device option, tap Software Updates and then select Check for Updates. A notification will appear if there’s a software update available for download and installation for the 2014 Samsung phablet.
In addition to the OTA update process, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 N910F users who are excited to upgrade their firmware can also check the Samsung KIES tool for the availability of the latest Android flavor, Team Android noted.
Meanwhile, those who can’t wait to receive the official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update on their Samsung Galaxy Note 4 have the option to install the firmware manually via ODIN tool, according to Team Android. The post linked above provides the comprehensive instructions on how to properly install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update via a manual procedure.
In order to avoid installation issues when updating through a manual process, Galaxy Note 4 owners need to have a proper backup of all the settings and data stored on the smartphone. Experts recommend using tools like TWRP or ClockWorkMod when creating a backup. Moreover, it is important that the Samsung phablet has enough battery power before proceeding to install the firmware. USB Debugging mode should also be enabled so that the Galaxy Note 4 will not have trouble connecting to a PC when doing the manual firmware update.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 initially hit the market in October 2016. The 2014 flagship phablet of the South Korean tech giant has a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED screen with 1440 x 2560p resolution and a pixel density of 515 ppi, according to GSM Arena’s full specs list for the phablet. At launch, Note 4 came pre-installed with Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS. To learn more about the phablet, check out Android Authority’s review for Samsung Galaxy Note 4, as posted on their YouTube channel:
Android Marshmallow, aside from providing system improvements, brings in several new features such as battery-saving Doze, a smarter and faster virtual assistance service called Now On Tap, a new app permission system and support for faster and more efficient wireless payment system called Android Pays.
The Inquisitr will keep you in the loop for more firmware release news, specifically about the availability of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS.
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