Samsung Galaxy S5 gets Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, by accident

by: Preetam NathDecember 28, 2015
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Samsung recently announced an Android 6.0 Marshmallow beta program for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge in South Korea and the United Kingdom. So it came as a big surprise when one lucky Galaxy S5 owner received an OTA notification for the Android 6.0.1 update.

Mix Tech was quick to do a preview of the Samsung Galaxy S5 running Android 6.0.1, and they posted both screenshots and uploaded a video on YouTube. At first, Galaxy S5 owners were a little upset upon finding that the latest version of Android wasn’t accompanied by the latest version of TouchWiz. However, since the news broke, it has been reported that the Android security patch version of the firmware is listed as “1 January 2016”.

What we are saying is that this isn’t the final firmware for the Galaxy S5, it might not even be an official firmware. Galaxy S5 owners, chances are that the final firmware does come with the latest TouchWiz. Having said that, we don’t expect an update to be pushed out any time soon. Samsung is probably going to release Android Marshmallow for the Galaxy Note 5 before moving to previous generation handsets.

Rest assured, Samsung is indeed working on bringing Marshmallow to its 2014 flagship. Meanwhile, if you own a Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge, here’s our detailed guide on how to install the Marshmallow preview.

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  • osa219

    I hope that this thing is happening to s4 !

    • patrick

      from what i read Samsung didnt approve 6.0 for S4

  • Anas Nazeer

    This could be the very beta version of testing version this guy got

    • Shivam Kumar

      You mean alpha?

      • Anas Nazeer

        Nah. Very beta. At least its 6.0.1 so its something

        • Shivam Kumar

          If it were a beta, it would’ve been publicly released, or even released to only a select group of people. Only one person got this one, so it must’ve been a rogue alpha.

  • Jennifer Buynak-Hallam

    My husband and i both have S4s with Sprint and he got the Marshmallow update this morning. I never get updates until a month after him…Colorado, USA

    • Gasd’rbi-j

      Just to be completely clear: You received Android Marshmallow 6.0 or 6.0.1 with a Samsung Galaxy S4? Is there a possibility you could post proof? Something like a screenshot from your settings? Since there hasn’t been any official news from Samsung about the S4, this would be quite the news.

  • rem123

    Folks, stop buying bloatware Samsung products, to their own admission, suck at doing software. Why the hell are they doing software in the first place? Apple has a valid point regarding the fragmentation caused by Android operating system being hijacked by companies like Samsung. I bought my first nexus 6 phone a couple of months ago and I can’t believe what I have been missing, coming from a lag droid note 2, stuck without any further updates.

  • Pablo

    Yo tambien recibi la actualizacion para 6.0.1 en mi S5 hace un par de semanas atras, y hace como 5 dias me llegó otra diciendo ahora para actualizar a 6.0…..buscando en internet q esta pasando encontre este post……….mi duda es ignoro eso y dejo la 6.0.1 q hasta ahora rueda bien y no tengo nada que reclamar o hago el downgrade para 6.0 ?? lo fastidioso es ese aviso de notificacion constante que aparece en el telefono y todo el tiempo pidiendo q actualice para 6.0….ya intenté varias formas de quitar ese aviso y no fue possible (no soy root)–la mia dice revisionde seguridad 1 de marzo 2016