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Samsung is testing out Marshmallow with Galaxy S6 users in the UK and South Korea, but it looks like some American users of the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge, and Galaxy S6 Edge+ on Verizon and AT&T can also join in the fun.

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Phone-Probe is reporting that users that signed up via this form to beta test Marshmallow are now receiving the update. Specifically, a user sent in screenshots of Android 6.0 running on the AT&T Note 5 (SM-N920A).

The update is reportedly 1355.94 MB in size and has the build number MMB29K.N920AUCU2BPB1, with a kernel build number of February 2. The update appears to incorporate the February security patch, which only went out to Nexus devices and the BlackBerry Priv earlier this week.

In terms of visual changes, all the changes we’ve run you through in our Galaxy S6 beta Marshmallow overview appear to be present. This includes a return of the “squircle” icons, a brighter color palette, and changes to the notifications panel dropdown. Our Nirave Gondhia noticed a sizeable improvement in performance as well, though long term use will be needed to asses just how good is Marshmallow on the Galaxy S6. Hopefully, the Galaxy Note 5 and the other high-end smartphones from Samsung will benefit from the jump to Marshmallow as well.

No news yet on any changes in the specific functionality of the Note 5, including the S Pen suite, but we’ll definitely keep an eye out for any clues.

Samsung launched the Marshmallow beta program on December 22 in South Korea, and the next day in the UK. In Korea, the stable update began arriving to the Galaxy S6 on January 30. It looks like Note 5 users can expect the full update to arrive over the next weeks.

Bogdan Petrovan
Bogdan is the European Managing Editor of Android Authority. He loves tech, travel, and fantasy. He wishes he had more time for two of those things. Bogdan's phone is a Nexus 6P.
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