Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 5 gets Android Marshmallow

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Android phablet gets Android 6.0.1 firmware update
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
This update brings WiFi Calling to HD Voice users, Live Broadcast improvements, removal of the Amazon Appstore, and more.
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Back in early 2015, Verizon Wireless was the first US carrier to update the Samsung Galaxy S5 phablet on its network to Android 5.0 Lollipop. However, they had to cancel the initial update due to some issues. Obviously, they released Lollipop for this handset at a later time. Now, they become the first US carrier to launch Android Marshmallow for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920).

According to Verizon Wireless' official support page, Galaxy Note 5 gets an update based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow which brings the software version to VRU2BPB2 and the build number to MMB29K. The common features of this update include more than 200 new emojis, Google Now on Tap, Doze mode and detailed battery stats, customizable permissions, and more. The Verizon-exclusive features include support for WiFi Calling and Live Broadcast improvements. The Amazon Appstore is removed by this update, and the interface gains "a fresh look and design" thanks to new icon and folder designs.

In addition to the above, the update also packs the latest security patches and multiple minor tweaks and fixes. Those who did not the notification yet can check for it manually as usual, via System Settings > System Updates > Check for new system update.


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-03- 6 (Update: 2016-03- 6)
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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.