AT&T finally rolled out the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for its variant of Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+. According to 9to5Google, the firmware arrived three months after it was released on Verizon and Sprint variants.
The Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is 1.4GB heavy, but Android Police noted that it may take an hour or two to download the OS because of the carrier network’s “ultra-slow” OTA servers. The latest Marshmallow update for the AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 5 comes with build number MMB29K.N920AUCU2BPE6 while the AT&T S6 Edge+ gets MMB29K.G928AUCU2BPE6 build version.
AT&T support page noted that aside from the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS, the update also brings in general fixes and enhancements as well as a new feature called AT&T Video Call, where “there is no app to download, no separate account to configure, and no password to enter,” the post said. The Video Call feature supports HD Voice and video, one-way Video Calls – see the person on the other end of the call without seeing the caller – and group calls.
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is compatible with the AT&T version of Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ which carries the model number N920A and G928A, respectively. The update can be accessed via Firmware Over The Air (FOTA) update. Those who can’t wait for the automatic OTA notification can check the firmware availability by navigating to the Settings menu, go to System category, choose About Device, tap Software Update, and then Check for updates. Simply follow the on-screen prompts that will appear to push through with the download and installation process.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 initially hit the shelves in August 2015 featuring a 5.7-inch screen with Super AMOLED display with 1440 x 2560p resolution, according to GSMArena. Aside from the S-Pen, the Galaxy Note line’s trademark, the phablet also comes with a fingerprint sensor, 16 MP primary camera and wireless charging capacity. When it comes to hardware specs, Note 5 boasts of Exynos 7420 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM.
Meanwhile, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ is the bigger version of S6 Edge, the curved edge screen variant of the standard S6 flagship model. It arrived the same time as the Note 5 with features such as its 5.7-inch screen with Super AMOLED display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. It also comes with Exynos 7420 processor and 4 GB RAM with 32 GB and 64 GB as native storage options. It has a non-removable battery with 3000 mAh. As for the camera specs, it has a 16MP primary shooter and a 5MP front-facing selfie camera, as listed on its specs page on GSM Arena.
These two mobile devices both came pre-installed with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS but can now be updated to Android Marshmallow, which brings in new features such as the battery-saving Doze, a smarter and quicker virtual assistance service called Now on Tap, as well as a safer wireless payment service, Android Pay. Android for Work is another new functionality, giving users a chance to separate personal and business/work when using their smartphones equipped with the latest Marshmallow update.
When it comes to the mobile OS’ design, this is what Android Pit has to say:
“Android Marshmallow is visually similar to its predecessor, Lollipop, in many ways. Google’s Material Design language is now more pervasive than ever before and the main areas of the UI – settings, notifications shade and navigation – remain the same.”
Watch the video below to learn the top five features of Android Marshmallow OS, according to Marques Brownlee:
In other Marshmallow news, According to Information Week, Android 6.0 is currently installed on 10.1 percent of Android mobile devices. Android “N,” which is yet to be officially named by Google, is in the works, and it is set to replace the Marshmallow firmware a few months from now.
The Inquistr will keep you in the loop for more Android Marshmallow firmware updates.
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