Samsung commences Marshmallow roll out for the Galaxy Note 5
Samsung has commenced the roll out for Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on the Galaxy Note 5. The update has been spotted in Cambodia and is expected to be hitting devices OTA. Marshmallow brings with it a whole bunch of improvements, with Samsung adding its own touches like ad-blocking support in the new Samsung browser.
This roll out also follows the beta test Samsung held for the update on the Galaxy Note 5. If you haven't yet received the update notification, you can check manually by heading into the settings area, the hitting About device > Software update. If nothing is found give it some time as this won't hit every device simultaneously.
- Samsung Galaxy Note 5, six months on
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Visitor: Samsung just announced the Marshmallow upgrade for the Note 5 is seeding to carriers today, when can I expect this on my Verizon device?
VZW Rep: Hi there! Wow this is exciting! I just heard LG released Marshmallow last night! They have made some exciting changes! I can find you the page that explains that for you
Visitor: Well LG released Marshmallow for the G4 some time ago, Verizon was the last carrier to seed the update to their customers which has me more than a little concerned. Since I am paying for the phone outright now vs having it subsidized like in the past I'd really rather not have to wait for bloatware to be added to my phone.
VZW Rep: I can certainly understand that waiting for new software can be a bit fustrating. Every carrier has different technology, and we here at Verizon like to test the new software thoroughly before releasing as we don't want to fustrate you more with a bug released in the software
Visitor: If Verizon simply released the version of the software put out by Samsung there wouldn't be any wait... because Samsung does their own testing before seeding to the carriers. It's the adding of the bloatware to the base code of the OS which can cause functional issues and instability.
VZW Rep: Every carrier does use the update from Samsung and put their own features on to the phone, to provide you the best experience with your device on their cellular network. There is a way to remove the software and load a clean version of Android, by rooting. We typically don't recommend but it is an option you have owning the device
Visitor: There is not an option of installing the Manufacturer version of Android on my device because Verizon locks the bootloader, but this is getting way far off field. Back to the original question, now that Samsung has sent 6.0.1 to the carriers when can I expect my Verizon version to get it?
VZW Rep: I am looking for that information for you now to see if there is a date posted.
VZW Rep: I did find that it will start the beginning of March for the Note 5/S6 Edge +
Visitor: Excellent, thank you.