Manu Sharma, Director, Mobiles Business, Samsung India Electronics launchhing Galaxy A7 (2016) and Galaxy A5 (2016)
Manu Sharma, director, mobiles business, Samsung India Electronics launching Galaxy A7 (2016) and Galaxy A5 (2016).Samsung Mobile India Press Kit

Having released Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update to all its flagship devices, Samsung seems to be on the road to seed the firmware to other eligible high-end and budget handsets. Now, we have heard that the software has come to the Galaxy A9 that was released earlier this year.

The firmware update comes close on the heels of Google unveiling its latest operating system Android N that has features like multi-window, direct reply notifications, VR interface, bundled notifications, and improved Java 8 language support among others.

The South Korean mobile phone manufacturer has started rolling out Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OTA (over-the-air) update to the Galaxy A9 devices in China, and the update carries the build number A9000ZCU1BPE2, according to SamMobile. It went on to add that the Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A7 (2016) could be among the first handsets to receive the OS.

Samsung is also expected to roll out Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update to the Galaxy Tab S2, Galaxy Alpha and Galaxy A8. The Galaxy J5 (2016) and Galaxy J7 (2016) variants for the US and a few regions in South Korea run Android Marshmallow, but the models for other markets run Android 5.1 Lollipop. So, these devices may get the OS soon.

The firmware update brings features like Doze, Now on Tap, Runtime Permissions and Google Now on Tap.

How to install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow via OTA on the Galaxy A9:

- Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow download notification will appear on the device 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'.