Samsung Electronics may not be prompt in bringing the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to its device, but carriers take even more time in rolling out the operating system to its variants. A couple of carriers in Canada have finally started seeding the firmware update to Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ devices after months of waiting.
According to Android Authority, Google's operating system has been rolled out to Bell and Telus variants of Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ in Canada. However, the report said Rogers variant of the devices will not get the firmware update until April 27. It went on to say the update will support a native fingerprint reader and let users enjoy granular permission capabilities, besides other features like Now on Tap, Doze and notification panel.
The South Korean technology giant has already rolled out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to its flagship devices like the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S6 edge+. A few carriers like Verizon Wireless and Sprint have seeded the OS to some devices.
How to install Android 6.0 Marshmallow via OTA (over-the-air)
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow download notification will appear on your phone screen
- Press "Download" button
- Press "Restart & Install" button
- Rebooting will begin automatically
- You will see "Installing System Update" notice when installation starts
- Upgrading begins automatically
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow will run on your device after upgrading is done
You can also manually check availability of the new software by going to â€“ 'Settings' >> 'About phone' >> 'System updates' >> 'Check For Update'.