When you get a flagship device, you expect it to stay relatively up to date for a few years in terms of OS version. Unfortunately, the rollout of Marshmallow has been legendarily slow. It took all the way until today for all of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy devices to get Marshmallow. The roundup is now complete as Android 6.0.1 hits the S6 edge+.
Looking back at the Samsung Galaxy S6
Since Samsung is a Korean company, it should come as no surprise that the rollout is beginning in South Korea. Firmware version G928SKSU2BPAG is going out over the air in the form of a >1GB update. The update offers functionally identical features as it did with the S6, the S6 edge, and the Note 5: improved battery life through Marshmallow’s Doze feature, more control over app permissions with the live Permissions system, Google Now on Tap to bring you all the contextual search information you could possibly need, and of course, a metric ton of new Emoji.
In addition to a close-to-stock Marshmallow experience, Samsung is also packaging the update with a newer version of the Galaxy’s stock browser, which changes up the UI slightly and provides a cleaner, more intuitive browsing experience. Although the update is currently only going on through carriers in South Korea, we expect it to spread to carriers abroad in the very near future. While we’re waiting, let us know if this update impacts you. Stoked to get Marshmallow on your Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+, or are you already updating to the Galaxy S7 or S7 edge?