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[Representational Image] Samsung Galaxy J5 (2015) gets Android Marshmallow in India. In Picture: Android Marshmallow official ImageAndroid via Twitter

Samsung's affordable smartphone series Galaxy J5 (2015) has received the official Android OS update in select regions.

Samsung, despite having a huge user-base in the smartphone market, is notorious for being irregular in updating its mid-range phones. However, to everyone's surprise, the company has released the latest Android Marshmallow firmware to a 2015 series Galaxy J5 phone.

Samsung's Galaxy J5 (SM-J500F) owners in India have begun getting the Android v6.0.1 Marshmallow update notification on their devices, SamMobile reported.

The new update [build number: J500FXXU1BPF] is a little over 870MB in size and comes with Doze power optimisation, new Now on Tap search option, more secured booting process, brings do-not-disturb option, performance tweaks, support for more languages, and many value-added features to enhance user-experience on the Galaxy J5.

Besides the Android M features, the Samsung device get much improved TouchWiz UI with visually appealing design.

To check for OTA (Over-The-Air) update notification on the Android phone-

Go to Settings >> About phone >> System updates

After updating, Samsung Galaxy will reboot to complete installation procedure.

For the uninitiated, OTA process is carried out in stages, so it may take a week or more to reach all corners of India.

Will the Galaxy J7 (SM-J700F) get Android M?

Since Samsung has released v6.0.1 Marshmallow to the Galaxy J5, it is all but certain that the company will roll out the update to Galaxy J7 (SM-J7005) sooner or later, as it is a higher end version of the aforementioned device.

Watch this space for more updates.

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