Samsung is not prompt in releasing Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to its high-end devices. Its rivals like LG and Motorola have seeded the firmware to even budget smartphones but Samsung is yet to roll it out to its flagship devices like the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S5.
The South Korean technology giant has released the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update (latest version) to the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S6 edge+ in its home country, but there is no news of its global roll out as yet. It won't come as a surprise if Google's upcoming operating system, Android N, arrives before Samsung could seed Android Marshmallow to all its flagship devices.
Google will unveil its new operating system, Android N, at the I/O 2016 developer conference, which will be held between May 18 and 20. Developer preview of the new firmware has been released and it comes with features like multi-window, direct reply notifications, bundled notifications, efficiency and improved Java 8 language support.
If history is anything to go by, the Android N should come running in Google's upcoming devices, most probably the successor of LG Nexus 5X and Huawei Nexus 6P that are expected to be released in the third quarter of this year. The firmware should then spread out to other devices thereafter.
Samsung is very likely to roll out Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to its high-end devices like the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy S6 Duos and others soon but nobody knows the update schedule. Samsung fans will be left disappointed if it fails to release the firmware to its flagship devices before the arrival of Android N in May.
Samsung is expected to release the firmware to Galaxy A3, Galaxy A8, Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy A7, Galaxy E7, Galaxy E5, Galaxy J7, Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J2 besides flagship devices.