The Galaxy S6 form the house of Samsung has been in the market for quite some time now and the latest reports regarding the device suggest that various carriers are rolling out the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow for it.
The first carrier to roll out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the Galaxy S6 was T-Mobile. It was reported that another carrier- Sprint is currently rolling out the update for the flagship device.
After the update is installed in the device, its build number will be upgraded to G920PVPU3CPB6. The update package comes with a significant size of 1.3 GB. Users who are using the Galaxy S6 on Sprint should be currently getting an update notification for the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS.
However, in case the notification has not arrived yet, they can head over to the settings of the device to check manually whether the update is available for download or not. To do so they will have to go to Settings > About device > Software update. It should be noted that at the current moment the update is available only over the air or OTA.
Since the update package has a considerable size, it is advisable not to download it over limited data networks. A Wi-Fi connection is the best way to update the device to the latest Android OS. Also, upgrading the device over data networks could result in failures due to problems in network.
Rumors are doing rounds on the internet that another carrier, AT&T will soon release the Android M update for the Galaxy S6. Apparently, a spokesperson for the company had stated that it would release the update for the Galaxy S6 on 13th March, Sunday.
That being said, there hasn’t been any official announcement from AT&T in this regard and thus there is a possibility that the claim made by the spokesperson for AT&T might turn out to be false. The spokesperson also did not clarify whether the company would roll out the Android 6.0 version or the Android 6.0.1 version.
Bell is another carrier that has confirmed that the Android M update for the Galaxy S6 will be released in the ongoing month. The announcement came via the Twitter account of the company. However, the announcement did not mention the specific date on which the update will be rolled out.
Telus had previously released an update timeline which showed the dates on which the Android M update will be rolled out for different devices. The devices which were listed to receive the Android M update were- Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note 5, and LG G3.
The timeline showed that the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ and the Galaxy Note 5 were scheduled to receive the update on March 9. The Galaxy S6 Edge was scheduled to receive the update on March 16 and the Galaxy S6 on April 13.
However, according to a renowned website the updates for the Galaxy S6 Edge+, Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge will arrive at a later date than the ones mentioned in the timeline.
Telus rescheduled the timeline and now the update will be released on March 13 for the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and the Note 5. The Galaxy S6 Edge will now receive the update on March 30.
However, there has been no change in the schedule for the release of the update for the Galaxy S6. It will be rolled out OTA by Telus for the device on April 13.
In other news, it was recently reported that certain researchers at the Michigan State University have found out a way to get past the fingerprint scanner of the Samsung Galaxy S6.