Samsung is mum on the official Android Marshmallow rollout for its wide range of Galaxy smartphones, but fresh leaked images show that the latest Android 6.0.1 version is running on the company's Galaxy Note 5. The photos of the 2015 flagship running the latest software shows the changes are identical to those on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge running the new software, so users know what to expect.
SamMobile listed all the leaked photos of Galaxy Note 5 showing different screens, which also includes the new white and blue status bar. The change was first spotted on Galaxy S6 series and it received mixed reactions from users. But the overall usability of the device feels smoother after the update, the tipster told the publication.
Android Marshmallow brought several changes including new themes and features like Google Now on Tap, advanced app permissions and new Pro mode. The improved TouchWiz ensures the user experience is as smooth as possible. The Android 6.0.1 update on the Galaxy Note 5 is likely a jump from Android 5.1 Lollipop, which brings all the changes aboard.
There is no mention of whether the software running on the Galaxy Note 5 is in beta, but Samsung is yet to officially make the new OS available to its devices. The South Korean tech giant hasn't revealed an exact timeframe for the OTA rollout, but it is expected to begin this quarter.
Last month, Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge devices in South Korea received Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and it is only fitting to see the next flagships in line to follow. The update rollout varies from market to market and carriers cause some delay too. It has been a while since Google launched Android Marshmallow, so it is highly possible that the biggest smartphone manufacturer starts pushing out the latest software to eligible devices.
Google recently updated its Platforms Versions page to include Android Marshmallow in the list. The new OS runs on 1.2 percent devices as on February 1, while KitKat still holds the lead position with 35.5 percent.