Samsung Galaxy S6 is displayed in a store in India
Samsung Galaxy S6 is displayed in a store in IndiaIBTimes India

Samsung hasn't been prompt in releasing the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to its devices compared to other smartphone makers like Motorola, HTC and LG, however, the company has slowly started rolling out the firmware. Now we hear that the Sprint variant of Samsung Galaxy S6 has received the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update in the U.S.

The news comes after T-Mobile seeded the firmware update to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge devices. Samsung has also released the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update (latest version) to its Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S6 edge+ handsets in the home country, South Korea. 

Sprint, one of the top four carriers in the US, has started rolling out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA (over-the-air) update to its variant of Galaxy S6, reported SamMobile, citing a Twitter user, named Jason F, who has shared a screen-shot of the firmware update. The update weighs 1235.87 MB and carries build number G920PVPU3CPB6. 

The Android 6.0 Marshmallow download notification should ideally appear on the screen of your device when the OTA update is rolled but you can also manually check availability of the new software by going to – 'Settings' >> 'About phone' >> 'System updates' >> 'Check For Update.' 

There are reports that Verizon has released the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to its variant of the Galaxy Note 5. But it is obvious that Samsung is slow in seeding the firmware to its devices. Some of its flagship devices like the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S5 are still waiting to get the firmware, forget other handsets like Galaxy J7, Galaxy J5, Galaxy A8 and Galaxy J2, while budget smartphones like Moto G (2nd Gen) and Moto G (3rd Gen) from its counterpart Motorola are running on the new OS for a while now.

The South technology giant hasn't announced the list of devices that will receive the firmware, however, some reports claimed that popular handsets like Galaxy A3, Galaxy A8, Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy A7, Galaxy E7, Galaxy E5, Galaxy J7, Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J2 will get it.