11 Samsung phones to receive Android 6.0 in Q1 2016

by: Rob TriggsDecember 15, 2015
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We’ve known for a while that Samsung is preparing Android 6.0 Marshmallow for a selection of its existing devices, but just how many devices will see it, and when? According to the latest reports, eleven Samsung devices will be set to see the update in the first quarter of 2016.

The report suggests that current and last generation flagship smartphones will both see the update in the first quarter, along with a selection of Galaxy S5 and Note 4 variants. We have already seen snippets of Android 6.0 Marshmallow running on a Samsung Galaxy S6 and a Note 4, and there are a few other current and last gen models included on the list. Here’s the full list stated for a Q1 release:

• Galaxy Note 5
• Galaxy Note Edge
• Galaxy Note 4
• Galaxy Note 4 Duos
• Galaxy S6 Edge+
• Galaxy S6 Edge
• Galaxy S6
• Galaxy S6 Duos
• Galaxy S5
• Galaxy S5 NEO
• Galaxy S5 LTE-A

There are also a couple of releases scheduled for the second quarter of the year, including some Samsung tablets:

• Galaxy ALPHA
• Galaxy Tab A
• Galaxy Tab S2 9.7
• Galaxy Tab S2 8.0

Of course, there’s no way to verify this list or how up to date it is, and these dates could well slip back. Even the note says these are “estimated”.

Android 6.0 marshmallow logo DSC_0126See also: Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates roundup – December 11, 2015137

According to a separate source, Samsung is currently in the testing phases for some of its Marshmallow releases. A Galaxy S6 handset running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow was recently spotted passing through a GeekBench test as well. This means that Samsung’s handsets might jump straight to the latest emoji filled update, which also re-introduces the handy “do not disturb until” function for silencing notifications while you sleep.

Let’s just hope that Samsung’s updates are all on track.

  • zizi

    How about the galaxy note 5 duos?

  • zizi

    How about the galaxy note 5 duos?

  • zizi

    How about the galaxy note 5 duos?

  • zizi

    How about the galaxy note 5 duos?

  • zizi

    How about the galaxy note 5 duos?

  • sai varun

    S6 active ???

  • sai varun

    S6 active ???

  • Josh Daviault

    marshmallow runs amazing on my S4! =D

    • osa219

      how!! rom ? give me the link plz?

    • Sharon D Slater

      S4 update to marshmallow HOW? url ?

  • James Ickes

    So at&T should push the update Q3 sometime. Yay

  • Darius, The Dunk Master

    what about A and E series ?

    • Infidel Gastro

      The A Series will also get it in the 1st quarter if those devices are unlocked and carrier free.

      • Darius, The Dunk Master

        E series?

      • Anton

        How can you say that about the A series? There were included in the ‘leaked’ update roadmap in Nov. but not included in this latest leak from Vietnam

  • Areumad

    The Galaxy Alpha is not a tablet…

  • Victor Creed

    Carrier versions will see it in April/May. Or after the S7 launch. Whichever comes first

  • Victor Creed

    Carrier versions will see it in April/May. Or after the S7 launch. Whichever comes first

  • xzero425x

    So at the end of April…Sweet!!

  • Akira Tabuchi Yagui

    And what about my Galaxy Tab S 10.5″? 500$ tablet (1 year ago) and no update? are you kidding me?

  • Simion Florin

    No update for the Galaxy S5 Plus?

  • Juan A C

    lol that’s 2 phones

    • Marco Lorenzo

      Lol you can’t read…

  • Falenone

    With this small list I imagine buying S7 on day one and asking Samsung, hey is that device still considered new or is it end of life already?

  • Yeah but which s5? There’s many. From what I seen SM G900H. G900F

  • Avieshek Rajkhowa

    Samsung J-series?

  • Osakwe tochukwu

    S5 with 2gig ram can run marshmallow but note 3 with 3gig ram cant…are u kidding me samsung? You guys are fucking annoying.

    • Biga173rd

      Yea I hear you. The specs on that phone can run any OS let alone marshmallow. I guess that’s Sammy’s way of forcing customers to upgrade.

      • Osakwe tochukwu

        They can only force me to buy note 4 as for note 5, thats a different story.

        • Biga173rd

          True I upgraded from the Note 3 to the Note 4 this summer. No way in hell would I upgrade to the Note 5 after Sammy stripped all of the features that made the Note 4 in my opinion the best Smart phone hands down for me. And of course with last’s year’s flagship were still waiting to upgrade to marshmallow. So sorry about the Note 3 not getting the upgrade

          • Osakwe tochukwu

            Lol its ok by nxt yr i will get a note edge and yse it till they revert back most of the cool features they denied note 5. Two things keep me in samsung note series…s pen and super amoled screen. Remove that and im with sony or LG