Samsung is working on Marshmallow for these devices

by: Nirave GondhiaOctober 9, 2015

Now that Google has released the Marshmallow update for Nexus devices, our attention turns towards other manufacturers and when they plan to release the latest update to the Android OS. Samsung isn’t known for being particularly speedy at releasing updates but the company has reportedly begun working on the Marshmallow update for some of its more popular devices.

The folks over at SamMobile have got some inside information about which devices Samsung has begun testing the Marshmallow update for. Naturally, it’s worth remembering that none of these details have been confirmed by the Korean manufacturer and the list is preliminary, which means if you phone isn’t on the list, it doesn’t mean it won’t be getting the Marshmallow update.

With that in mind, here’s the list:

Model nameModel codeProvider
Galaxy S5SM-G900FD
Galaxy S5 neoSM-G903FEUR OPEN
Galaxy S5 LTE-ASM-G906LLG U+
Galaxy S6SM-G920FD
Galaxy S6SM-G920AAT&T
Galaxy S6SM-G920I
Galaxy S6SM-G920R7
Galaxy S6SM-G920T1T-MOBILE
Galaxy S6SM-G920R6
Galaxy S6SM-G920SSKT
Galaxy S6SM-G920KKT
Galaxy S6SM-G920LLG U+
Galaxy S6 edgeSM-G9250CHINA
Galaxy S6 edgeSM-G925FEUR OPEN
Galaxy S6 edgeSM-G925I
Galaxy S6 edgeSM-G925DNTT DOCOMO
Galaxy S6 edgeSM-G925JKDDI
Galaxy S6 edgeSM-G925TT-MOBILE
Galaxy S6 edgeSM-G925AAT&T
Galaxy S6 edgeSM-G925PSPRINT
Galaxy S6 edgeSM-G925R4US CELLULAR
Galaxy S6 edgeSM-G925R6
Galaxy S6 edgeSM-G925W8BELL
Galaxy S6 edgeSM-G925R7
Galaxy S6 edgeSM-G925VVERIZON
Galaxy S6 edgeSM-G925KKT
Galaxy S6 edgeSM-G925SSKT
Galaxy S6 edgeSM-G925LLG U+
Galaxy S6 edge +SM-G928AAT&T
Galaxy S6 edge +SM-G928PSPRINT
Galaxy S6 edge +SM-G928R4US CELLULAR
Galaxy S6 edge +SM-G928FEUR OPEN
Galaxy S6 edge +SM-G928VVERIZON
Galaxy S6 edge +SM-G928TT-MOBILE
Galaxy S6 edge +SM-G9287C
Galaxy S6 edge +SM-G928I
Galaxy S6 edge +SM-G928C
Galaxy Note 4SM-N910VVERIZON
Galaxy Note 4SM-N910FEUR OPEN
Galaxy Note EdgeSM-N915VVERIZON
Galaxy Note 5SM-N920C
Galaxy Note 5SM-N920VVERIZON
Galaxy Note 5SM-N920R4US CELLULAR
Galaxy Note 5SM-N920PSPRINT
Galaxy Note 5SM-N920AAT&T
Galaxy Note 5SM-N920TT-MOBILE
Galaxy Note 5SM-N9208
Galaxy Note 5SM-N920C
Galaxy Note 5SM-N920I

As you could probably expect, Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and Galaxy Note 5 from this year will all be treated to the Marshmallow update. Also on the list is last year’s Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge (albeit only the Verizon model) as well as the Galaxy S5 and indeed, the mid-range feature-packed Galaxy S5 Neo.

It’s unsurprising that no devices from 2013 are mentioned on the list but as we mentioned, this list is preliminary so we may yet see other devices get the update. Like always, there’s no known ETA for the update but hopefully it won’t take Samsung too long to bring the update to our devices.

  • Jose Lugo

    Sorry but em I missing something here? Where is the Note 4 SM-N910T (T-mobile) or the rest of the Notes for Sprint/Verizon?

    Shamesung don’t fail me now!

    • James Theodore Retuya

      Yes you’re missing common sense and the ability to comprehend what you’re reading.

      • Jose Lugo

        ili read between the lines and have a nice day, :)

    • Daggett Beaver

      Meh, I don’t care if they put Marshmallow on my Sprint Note 4. I don’t see what’s compelling about Marshmallow for the Note 4. Experimental multi-window? LOL, Samsung phones have had a working version since 2012. Dialog pop-ups for permissions? No, thanks! Doze? That might be nice if it’s not buggy, but I’m not having any battery life problems so I don’t need it. Now on tap? Yeah, that seems like it would be nice to have.

      I’d wait for a few months after it’s released for my phone (if it ever is) anyway to update, and by then, I’ll probably have a new phone.

  • Chris Jutting

    That would be really lame if they updated the S5 for Verizon but not the other carriers.

    • SilentPatriot

      T-Mobile announced earlier this week that the S5 is on their list to be updated. I expect all major carriers will.

  • An Droid

    S5 and S6 EURO.. Yea!

  • M0987

    Too little devices needs more.

  • Gustavo

    No midrange phone is getting

    • Chauntella Stephanie Brown

      Nope they are not. Which is part of the reason I’m ditching my Samsung Galaxy Avant, because I know it will possibly be stuck on KitKat forever. Uggghhh Samsung! ?

      • Gustavo

        Me too, I’m ditching my Samsung S6 for a Nexus 6P. Samsung is too inconsistent with updates. They also don’t align their firmware features across devices. Like the Note 5 that has some features (not sPen features) that the S6 doesn’t have. Was a huge mistake giving Samsung another chance.

        • Chauntella Stephanie Brown

          You got that right. I’m getting the Moto X Pure Edition. Hopefully by my birthday which is this upcoming Tuesday. Can’t wait!

  • foxsprout

    Lol. Really? It’s kinda weird to left out devices sold in Samsung’s hometown (S/K/L variants)

    • foxsprout

      I mean the Note 4s

  • Giorgi Gigauri

    Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910C :( :(

    • Jake Lo

      They are probably also working on the Galaxy Note 4 N910C(and the N910U) as well but since the N910C has been released in allot of different countries it may take Samsung a while to release the Marshmallow update for it.

  • jpswain

    Note 3 should eventually make the list especially because it out specs the Galaxy S5, and it has only been on the market 6 months longer, not quite a full 24 months since it’s original release date. To neglect the Note 3 is tantamount to an admission of planned obsolescence.

    • Jerry Rich

      I agree the Note 3 should be on the upgrade list. The Note 3 however, does not out spec the Galaxy S5.

      • hkklife

        Note 3 has 3GB RAM, 32GB storage and a Snapdragon 800. The GS5 has 2GB RAM, 16GB storage and a Snapdragon 801. The Note 3 *should* get 6.0 but it likely will not due to its age and Samsung’s policies in general.

  • basejumpbr

    If Samsung release a list now…I think you need sitdown and wait for the next year…

  • basejumpbr

    They just release a update when the next device release are coming…

  • basejumpbr

    In Japan i m expected Samsung Marshmallow update maybe by the end of the next year…

  • Peter Chr Skovgaard

    We looking forward for it in Denmark

  • Wudien

    Note 3 stuck on buggy 5.0

    Never again a Samsung

    • Sandro Mancini

      Return to 4.4.2, root it, and remove most of the crapware and redundant software with Titanium Backup. You’ll have a very nice Note. I have a Note 4 with 5.1.1 and am still considering downgrading to 4.4.4…

      • vojtik mysous

        Precisely guys, I just read all the posts regardingcrappy lollipop on Samsung note 4, and I will never ever install this crappy soft – 64Bit first edition on best 32bit hardware to burden it. II am so happy with my 2 notes 4 on kitkat 4.4.4, all bloatware taken awayaway, and these 2 phones are a bit quicker than fuckedup S6 edge plus… There so many constraints on the lollipop compared to best tuned 32 bit OS Kitkat, that only uneducated plp can install this crappy soft to kill this best 32bit flagship ever made.
        And the best thing is: with Kitkat my note 4 holds 2 days with ease, dropping around 5% during night and if flight mode activated, only 1% down over night… How can even MM android 6 beat this baterie saving techniques in only 32 bit Kitkat system? …
        Of course I will buy the new Samsung flagship next year on MM, but it will be much better optimized for 64bit operation both software and hardware, than this crappy lollipop on old 32 bit hardwarehardware…

  • Dee Lynch

    Wow Samsung updating the Note 4 for Verzion?! That’s funny since we were waiting on 5.1.1! Guess that’s why we’re waiting, they were skipping it for Marshmallow! I’ll believe it when I see it! Shots fired @ Verzion!!

  • kcz7

    Whoa……….. wait. No Note 4 SM-N910A (AT&T) update? WHOA….. that’s some serious Fs they don’t give and it’s only a year old. I’m still on 5.0.1 and awaiting 5.1.1 . . . AND NOW I’m finding out I’m not even get’n MM?! Holy shitsnacks, Scooby! Red headed step child sounds about right, right now. Seriously speechless about this information.

    • tyrone

      This is not the full list so dont worry

      • kcz7

        Whewwwww. Thanks for the heads up!

  • Chauntella Stephanie Brown

    Not even surprised mid range devices aren’t on the list.. ?

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  • Poopik Shmill

    TAB S 10.5 !

    And Galaxy s4 (XDA-Developers) ✌

    • Eddie Hicks

      Poopik I have both of those devices. So what about XDA? Are they planning to make Marshmallow ROMs for them.

      • Poopik Shmill

        I hope so!

  • Paul M

    Am disappointed that the SGS4 isn’t on the list… it doesn’t even have 5.1 yet :-(

    • Emil Oskarsson

      It won’t get 5.1, last update for S4 was 5.0.2 while I am running 5.1 on my Xperia z ;)

      • Renato Roškar

        Your Z has only 5.1? I repair phones and I saw that the whole line from Z series have 5.1.1 on them

        • Emil Oskarsson

          Ofc i mean 5.1.1 xD

  • Willy Taylor

    SM-890A ? att active s6

  • Drem

    No Tab S1? It’s not even 18 months old!

  • MrStr8Up_2390

    Tmobile Note 4 should definitely get Marshmellow update since they keep dragging with the 5.1.1. If Tmobile Note 4 doesn’t get either one I’m done with Samsung. Sick & tired of waiting for update releases. I won’t have that to worry about with Nexus…

  • Prakash

    Galaxy j7?

  • Prakash

    When will I get?

  • Look at the number of variations of the S6. No wonder why it takes so much time and effort for Samsung to upgrade their phones. Those variations mostly only exist to add garbage carrier apps or OS modifications that no users want (e.g., Korean KT version of Galaxy has carrier app shortcuts permanently placed on the task overview screen.

    See Apple… Almost no variations. What Samsung needs to do is take control of their devices back from carriers. Only a small number of variations in regard to radio technology should be allowed and sell vanilla versions directly to customers, so that users won’t have to resort to shady imported S6 on Amazon to get unlocked vanilla version.

  • TheEvilBlight

    Update: Still no marshmallow for N910A

    All future Android device owners: Nexus or iOS. Everyone else kowtows to the phone providers to delay updates. (Although my Galaxy Tab S Wifi is still on marshmallow, and Samsung already dumped it without a phone provider scapegoat. Maybe Samsung just sucks.)