A row of Galaxy S6 edge smartphones are seen on display at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event before the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona March 1, 2015.
[Representational Image]A row of Galaxy S6 edge smartphones are seen on display at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event before the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona March 1, 2015.REUTERS/Albert Gea

Earlier in the month, Samsung initiated an Android Marshmallow soak test in Poland for Galaxy Note 4. Now, the company has begun testing the firmware for Galaxy S6, hinting that the roll-out is just around the corner.

G for Games, while browsing through the Geekbench performance benchmarking test site, stumbled on the mark-sheet of Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F) tested on the latest Android v6.0.1. It scored 1442 and 5076 points on single-core and multi-core tests respectively.

If all things fall in place, Samsung is expected to initiate roll-out process by this month-end or in January 2016. Rivals Motorola, HTC and LG have already deployed the update to their flagship phones. Many Samsung fans feel it's about time that the South Korean company shows some sense of urgency in delivering the Android Marshmallow to its top-end devices.

Read more: Google Android 6.0 Marshmallow: 7 key features you need to know

In a related development, technology blog Samsungviet has got hold of the document containing Samsung's Android Marshmallow release roadmap for Galaxy series.

Also read: Confirmed list of Google affiliated devices eligible for Android Marshmallow

It has come to light that the Galaxy Note 5, Note 4 (international), Note 4 Duos, Note Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+, S6 Edge, S6, S6 Duos, Galaxy S5, S5 Neo, S5 LTE-A will receive the update in first quarter of 2016.

It also revealed that Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy Tab A, Tab S2 (9.7) and Tab S2 (8.0) are slated to receive Android M in the second quarter.

That said, we urge our readers to take this report with a proverbial pinch of salt as there is a possibility of the update release process being delayed if the company finds any bugs during the testing stage. Keep an eye on this space for more news on this.

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