After releasing Android Marshmallow to the Galaxy S6 series, Samsung has reportedly commenced the update rollout process for the flagship phablet Galaxy Note 5 in the US.
Samsung, in collaboration with the American carrier AT&T, has released the Android Marshmallow (beta) to around 200 Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920A) owners with an email notification detailing the installation procedure, reported Phone Probe.
It's a common practice among smartphone-makers to deploy new firmware to a few select people first, and upon receiving the feedback from them and making sure there are no bugs, the company then releases the software en masse.
Going by the previous release pattern, Samsung is expected to commence full-fledged update release by this month-end.
The new update (build-number: MMB29K.N920AUCU2BPB1) is 1,355.94MB in size and can be installed via a proprietary Samsung app.
For the uninitiated, Android Marshmallow brings the much-needed Doze power saving feature. Google has claimed this feature will extend battery life by at least 30% depending on the device's internal hardware.
It also comes with a security boot system, new Google photos, support for more international dialects and new contextual assistance feature.
Samsung has not officially detailed which of the Galaxy series devices will get the Android M update. From what we have gathered, the 2014-based Galaxy S5, Note 4, Galaxy Note edge, Tab S2, Galaxy A (2016) series A9, A7 and A5 are more certain to get the new OS.
Stay tuned for more details.