T-Mobile finally released the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for its variant of Samsung Galaxy Note 4, which specifically carries the model number SM-N910T. The firmware is rolling out automatically via Over-the-Air (OTA) update method or can be downloaded through the Samsung Smart Switch tool. T-Mobile’s support page read as follows.
“Beginning June 27, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will receive a software update to Android verion 6.0.1/Baseband version N910TUVU2DPE3 or N910T3UVU1DPE3.”
A screenshot posted on GSM Arena revealed that the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update file for the phablet is 1.5GB-heavy. Furthermore, according to the changelog, in addition to the Marshmallow OS, the update also brings in a new TouchWiz which offers “enhanced usability and an updated visual design.” Instagram and WhatsApp have been deleted in the latest firmware update. Moreover, settings for Theme, Email and Icon/Widget were reset.
Android Marshmallow OS provides new features such as Doze, a battery-saving functionality turning the phone into Sleep mode when it is not being used; Now on Tap, which provides cards with useful information, and Android Pay, a faster, more secure way to pay wireless, according to the official Android website. Other Android Marshmallow functions to find are Quick Connect, Android for Work, App Standby, among others.
If the latest Marshmallow firmware is already available for the T-Mobile version of Samsung Galaxy Note 4, an automatic notification should pop up giving users the option to download it instantly. A strong Wi-Fi connection is required for the smooth download and installation process.
Moreover, as instructed on the T-Mobile’s support page, those who couldn’t wait to install the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update on their T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 4 through the OTA process can verify the firmware availability by going to the Settings menu, scrolling down to System and then tapping About Device. To start downloading, users need to select Download updates manually and then tap OK. After selecting Start, a restart message should appear and then users just need to tap OK for the update process to commence.
Meanwhile, those who will opt to download the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update via Samsung Smart Switch tool needs to connect their phablet to a computer. It is essential to back up essential data stored on the smartphone before proceeding with the installation process. Also, using a Samsung USB cable to connect the smartphone to the PC is also recommended.
After successfully connecting the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to the PC, open the Smart Switch application and let it connect with the phablet. An automatic prompt will appear if a software update is available. Simply click Update to start downloading the Marshmallow update files and then tap OK to proceed with the installation process.
GSM Arena’s specs page for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 noted that it has a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED screen with 1440 x 2560p resolution and a pixel density of 515 ppi. The phablet arrived with pre-installed Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS. Other specs for the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 include a 16MP primary camera, 32 GB native storage, 3 GB RAM and a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset.
Watch Android Authority’s review for the Galaxy Note 4, as posted on their Youtube channel:
According to Phone Arena, the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for the global version of Samsung’s 2014 phablet was unleashed in early 2016. The Sprint variant got it in March while Verizon rolled out the firmware for its Galaxy Note 4 variant early this month. With T-Mobile’s release of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update just recently, AT&T is the only US network carrier that has yet to update its Galaxy Note 4 model to the latest mobile operating system from Google.
The Inquisitr will keep you in the loop for more Android Marshmallow firmware update releases from Samsung and major network carriers.
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