Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung Galaxy S5REUTERS/Albert Gea

Samsung took more time than Motorola, LG and HTC in rolling roll out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to its flagship devices, but it's making up by seeding the firmware to its handsets at regular intervals. It is now learned that the OS has been released to the Galaxy S5 via OTA (over-the-air) outside the home country South Korea.

Owners of Galaxy S5 (SM-G900M), the 2014 flagship smartphone, in Trinidad & Tobago received Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update just a few days after the firmware was rolled out to the device with model number SM-G900L in South Korea, according to SamMobile. The update weighs 1.47GB and comes with security enhancements, besides several new features, including Doze mode, Google Now on Tap, and app permissions.

Samsung is expected to start worldwide roll-out of the firmware to the Galaxy S5 devices soon.

How to install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow via OTA on the Galaxy S5:

- Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow download notification will appear on your Galaxy S5 screen.

- Press "Download" button.

- Press "Restart & Install" button.

- Rebooting will begin automatically.

- You will see "Installing System Update" notice when installation starts.

- Upgrading begins automatically.

- Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow will run on your device after upgrading is done.

You can also manually check availability of the new software by going to – 'Settings' >> 'About phone' >> 'System updates' >> 'Check For Update'.

The South Korean technology giant has already released the new firmware to the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy Note 4. It is also expected to make the OS available to devices like Galaxy A3, Galaxy A8, Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy A7, Galaxy E7, Galaxy E5, Galaxy J7, Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J2.