Android Marshmallow-powered devices doubled since last month; reaches 4.6 percent
[Representational Image] Samsung Galaxy A8 Marshmallow update: Android 6.0 rolling out to metal-clad phone in India. In Picture:Android MarshmallowAndroid via Twitter

After months of delay, Samsung has finally commenced rolling out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS to the company's ultra-slim metal-clad Galaxy A8 in India.

The new update is around 1.1GB in size and is currently available through OTA (Over-The-Air) to Samsung Galaxy A8 (SM-A800F) in the country, SamMobile reported.

Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow brings the Nexus Imprint API package (for the fingerprint sensor), Doze battery optimisation feature, enhanced "Now on Tap" search option, support for more international dialects, silent mode to the sound profile, a do-not-disturb option, performance-enhancing optimisations, enhanced boot security system, and many more.

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In addition to the Marshmallow features, Samsung devices get revamped TouchWiz UI and Google's latest security updates.

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How to check for OTA Android Marshmallow update on Samsung phones:

1. From the home screen, tap Settings

2. Scroll down to "System," and then tap About device.

3. Tap Download updates manually.

4. Tap OK.

5. Tap Start.

6. A restart message will appear, tap OK.

Since the OTA update is being carried out in stages, it will take a couple of days to reach all corners of the country.

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