Galaxy S5 receives Marshmallow in South Korea [UPDATE]

by: Robert TriggsMarch 22, 2016

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Update: Samsung’s home country is usually the first to get updates, but markets outside South Korea don’t usually have to wait to long before they get upgraded. We are learning Trinidad & Tobago users are now getting their respective Android Marshmallow software update now.

As it goes with these updates, the rollout will happen periodically, so don’t lose your patience if you haven’t gotten a notifiction yet. Alternatively, you can go to the Settings and check for new updates manually. Be sure you are using a WiFi connection, though, because the software weighs in at 1.47 GB.

There’s more Marshmallow update news for Samsung customers today. This time the company has begun pushing out its Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update to unlocked variants of the Galaxy S5 (model number SM-G900L) which are running on the LG UPlus network in South Korea.

According to SamMobile, the update focuses on bug fixes, stability improvements, and speed optimizations. There’s the usual assortment of new Marshmallow features too of course, including Google Now on Tap, Doze battery management, and configurable app permissions. Oddly there’s no mention of the latest TouchWiz interface that has appeared in Samsung’s more recent flagships that run Marshmallow. So this appears to be more of a functional update than an aesthetic one.

Samsung has also packed in the March Android security patch into the update, to help keep the phone secure from those pesky exploits. The March security update, sans Marshmallow, was also spotted in Europe earlier this month.

Android 6.0 marshmallow logo DSC_0126See also: Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates roundup – March 21, 2016157

If you own a Galaxy S5 with the same SM-G900L model number, then you can always flash this firmware yourself or try to find it through Kies. Other Galaxy S5 customers will just have to sit tight knowing that Samsung is now starting to roll-out Marshmallow to its older flagships.

  • Scott Ricketts

    Meanwhile, my S6E is still on the Lollipop security update from December. Thanks for the reminder Samsung, not getting the S7.

    • saksham

      where do u live in ? Africa? ive got the MM update and i live in india !

      • Scott Ricketts


        • saksham

          i was jk :P

  • Eric Jensen Michels

    What an amazing fast turn around, on getting this out to us, only, what 7 months! We gather this “NEW” OS just after the N beta is released! Samsung does5 such a great job at this. Lol, LG G5 here I come

    • 1213 1213

      Apparently the g3 is getting it at the end of march. If you’re so keen on the update you should have said you wanted a nexus.

      • Eric Jensen Michels

        But I also want to get a removable battery and ir blaster, and I wish waterproof (lg has 2 of 3 and nexus has non) and those do impact my day to day more, but it really should not take months do do these updates

  • LethalLunatic

    How about the International Note 3, Still officially stuck on 5.0.. :)

  • Richard Riker

    S5 before Note 4? Ok, less features to take care off, but where is the problem of porting what’s on the Note 5? This chaos, bad performance and the locking down of the S7…I hope Google brings a great Nexus this year (with at least 64 GB of storage, SD is too unlikely), then it’s cheap by the end of next year.