Samsung is one of the leading mobile phone manufacturers in the world, but it has never been prompt in releasing new operating systems to its devices. Several rival companies like HTC, LG and Motorola have already rolled out Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to its devices, but Samsung is yet to initiate it. But now, the firmware update schedule for some of Samsung's top devices has been leaked online.
A source by the name of XTECH LEAKS has sent an e-mail to MobiPicker on Android 6.0 Marshmallow update schedule. An attached screenshot claimed that Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N90G) and Galaxy S6 edge+ (SM-G928G) will get the latest firmware in February 2016, whereas Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925I) and Galaxy S6 (SM-G920I) will receive in February/March. It went on to say that Galaxy S5 (SM-N900G), Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910G) and Galaxy Note edge (SM-N915G) will get the firmware in March/April.
Nobody knows the authenticity of the leak, but Samsung appears to be working hard to roll out the new firmware update to its top-end devices soon, as it has already released Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow beta programme to Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. The new firmware update is expected to be rolled out once it is compatible with the devices.
Samsung hasn't announced the list of devices that will receive the firmware, but reports have claimed Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy S5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Tab S2 are eligible to get it. The firmware is also expected to be rolled out to 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.