Samsung has been quite busy in recent times rolling out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update on one smartphone after other. The latest reports suggest that the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ on T-Mobile is currently receiving the 6.0.1 version of the Marshmallow update.
The firmware build number of the device will be updated to G928TUVU2DPD1after application of the Marshmallow update. The update comes with a size of 1.34GB and it is being rolled out Over the Air (OTA). Since the update comes with a significant size, it will not be advisable to download it using cellular network data.
A Wi-Fi network will be best suited for upgrading the device to the latest version of OS. Users will also have to make sure that the device contains ample charge or the update process might stop midway due to device shutdown.
The Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update brings the usual features that comes with the OS like the brand new Doze Mode and the Google Now on Tap. The Doze Mode is essentially effective for prolonging of battery life as it shuts down all background processes and puts the device in a deep sleep like state which results in minimal battery consumption.
Some other features that are included in the update are- Attentive Display and Do Not Disturb mode. It will also bring a new app permission system to the device which will enable users to choose the things that a particular app will have access to.
Another Galaxy device, the Samsung Galaxy S6 on Telus is also receiving the Android 6.0.1 update. A security patch is also being rolled out alongside the update. This patch will work towards buffing up the security of the Galaxy S6.
Telus too is rolling out the update OTA. The carrier had previously announced that it will roll out the update on March 9. However, it failed to deliver on the promise and the rollout of the update has finally started from April 19.
Users might have to wait for some time before they finally receive the update as it will not be rolled out to all the S6s on Telus at the same time. Rather, the rollout process will be a gradual one and some users might receive the update prior to others. Meanwhile they can keep a track if their device is ready to receive the update by heading over to Settings>About phone> Software update.
The Marshmallow update has already been rolled out for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 on Verizon, AT&T and Sprint. The latest carrier to join the party is T-Mobile which is currently rolling out the update for the Galaxy Note 5. The update comes with a size of 1.42GB.
The Galaxy Note 4 is also receiving the latest OS update in India. Since mobile phones in India are not sold under any carriers, Samsung itself is the one that is rolling out the update for the device.
Latest reports suggest that the update has a size of 1.4GB and along with it a brand new version of Samsung’s own TouchWiz interface will also be incorporated into the device.
The update will also bring a Quick Connect feature to the Note 4. This feature will enable users to search and find and then connect to nearby devices faster.
The decrypt device function will not be supported by the device after it is upgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. In case a device is encrypted, users are advised to decrypt it by heading to the Settings menu before starting the update. Once updated, users will not be able to decrypt the device.