Galaxy Note 5

Canadian carriers are rolling out Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+. Starting April 5, customers on Telus and Bell will begin receiving the 1.2GB update, while Rogers customers will have to wait until the end of the month.

Telus notes on its software update page that the Note 5 began receiving Marshmallow on April 4, while the S6 edge+ will get it April 6; both seem to be receiving them today, April 5. The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, slightly older devices, will reportedly begin receiving the update in mid-April, according to Telus.

In addition to base upgrades to Android itself, Marshmallow brings a refreshed colour palette to the Note 5 and S6 edge+, along with support for Android 6.0's fingerprint API, which works across more devices than Samsung's more limited one. Users will have to add a secondary authentication method, such as a pattern or PIN, as a backup to the fingerprints, in accordance to Google's API.

The update also brings the Note 5 and S6 edge+ to the latest Android security patch level, dated April 2, 2016.