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Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge get a beta Marshmallow update

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone gets beta Marshmallow firmware
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Both devices got Android 6.0.1 a few days ago, but this is only a beta release for now.
Codrut Nistor,

Samsung handsets never got their minor Android updates soon after Google unleashed them, and sometimes they even skipped some updates for certain devices. Fortunately, it looks like owners of Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge handsets will get Marshmallow sooner than expected. Both devices have just received a beta firmware based on Android 6.0.1, so most chances are to see the final release coming out before the end of the month.

Although this is a minor release and still in beta, the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge comes with quite a few changes, including the following:

  • improved Private Mode quick settings in the status bar
  • new emojis
  • enhanced notification panel icons
  • "Install overnight" update option (installs an update between 2 and 5 AM)
  • new interface for Edge screen settings

Unfortunately, there is no official info about the release date of the final Marshmallow update for Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge yet. We will keep an eye on this and report as soon as we hear the news, so stay tuned.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-01-13 (Update: 2016-01-13)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.