Samsung Galaxy S5 mini was updated to v5.1.1 Lollipop in September 2015 and now, more than year later, the company has started rolling out Marshmallow to the former flagship smartphone.
A Russian resident confirmed on XDA Developer Forum that the new update bearing build version MMB29M.G800HXXU1CPI5 is being rolled out through OTA (Over-The-Air) to the dual-SIM model of the Galaxy S5 mini (SM-G800H).
It weighs around 800MB and brings loads of improvements such as Doze power optimisation, leaner and faster Chrome browser, more intuitive Now on Tap feature, new security feature verified boot system, support for more international dialects, new contextual assistance feature, Google photos and auto back-up from where all apps' user data (less than 25MB) will automatically be stored in Google Drive.
How to install OTA update on Android phone:
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 phases, it will take a few weeks to reach all the corners of the world.
Users can also install the update manually by going to Settings >> About Phone >> System update.
In a related development, Samsung reportedly received Android Nougat source-code and has commenced testing it on the flagship Galaxy S7 and the S7 edge. If things go as planned, the company might release the update to the public before mid-November.
Watch this space for more updates.