Samsung has not been prompt enough in rolling out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to its top-end devices, compared to its rivals like HTC, LG and Motorola, but it has finally taken the plunge by seeding the firmware to its flagship devices, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge.
The South Korean electronics giant started rolling out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA (over-the-air) update to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge on Monday, 15 February.
But when will other devices like the Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy J5, Galaxy J7, Galaxy A7, Galaxy A8 and several other high-end devices receive the new firmware?
Samsung said that it will start seeding Google's latest operating system to its devices soon, but didn't reveal the time frame.
"For upgradable models, Samsung will make separate announcements on details of OS updates schedule for each market according to market situation and carriers' requirements," said a statement on Samsung Newsroom.
It was earlier reported that the Galaxy Note 5 could be the first device from Samsung to receive the firmware, but it was not to be as the company released the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow beta programme to Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, giving a clear hint that these devices would get the latest version first. Then reports came that the firmware has been rolled out to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge in South Korea and Poland.
Samsung has neither announced the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update schedule nor reveal names of devices that are eligible to get the firmware. However, several reports have claimed that over a dozen of devices like Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy S5, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Tab S2, Galaxy Tab S2 9.7, Galaxy Tab S2 8, Galaxy Tab S 8.4, Galaxy Tab A 9.7, Galaxy Tab A 8, Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A3, Galaxy E7, Galaxy E5, Galaxy J7, Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J2 will be eligible to get the new OS.
Some devices like Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ are expected to get the firmware update earlier than the others. It may even take months for the OS to reach some devices, if history is anything to go by.