Samsung is yet to roll out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA (over-the-air) update to its high-end devices, but it has reportedly pushed out the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update to a Galaxy S5 handset, surprising its owner.
A Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) user from France received the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update via OTA, according to a report by Frandroid (in French) (via SamMobile). It went on to say the security patch update in the release listed "1 January 2016" is most likely not for public release, as no device has received the January security patch till now.
It may be recalled that Samsung has released Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow (latest version) beta to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, hinting that the software update to other devices is not far off. Interestingly, the company rolled out the software beta programme to a Galaxy Note 4 device, by mistake though, and now a Galaxy S5 handset has received the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update.
The South Korean electronics giant may have not proved anything concrete with the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow accidental update to Galaxy S5, but it can be taken as a hint that it is indeed working on releasing the software to eligible devices.
Samsung devices like the Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy S5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Tab S2 will get Android 6.0 Marshmallow, according to T-Mobile.
Other devices expected to receive the firmware are the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7, Galaxy Tab S2 8, Galaxy Tab S 8.4, Galaxy Tab A 9.7, Galaxy Tab A 8, Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A3, Galaxy E7, Galaxy E5, Galaxy J7, Galaxy J5, and Galaxy J2.