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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 on Sprint gets Android Marshmallow

Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Android phablet gets Marshmallow update
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Not long after Verizon Wireless and AT&T, Sprint releases the Marshmallow update for the Note 5 phablets on its network.
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Earlier today, Sprint unveiled that Android Marshmallow is finally coming to the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 phablets on its network. Verizon Wireless unleashed this update at the beginning of the month, while both AT&T and T-Mobile seem to be still testing the new firmware.

According to the official support page, the new software version is N920PVPU2BPC3 and the description only mentions two items - security updates and "OS Upgrade to Android 6." Obviously, this is the most interesting part, since Android 6.0 Marshmallow comes with Google Now on Tap contextual search, Doze mode for improved autonomy, granular app permissions, as well as multiple minor tweaks and fixes.

Next to the above, the update also comes with updates to the Samsung TouchWiz UI, such as the new default web browser with ad-blocking support, new animations, folder designs, and app icons. The official post on the Sprint Community forums also reveals that the rollout should be complete by April 8th, since all the targeted devices receive the update in stages, as usual.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-03-24 (Update: 2016-03-24)