Samsung tells us what to expect from Android 6.0 Marshmallow

by: Edgar CervantesAugust 17, 2015


Google has unveiled the latest dessert label for its mobile operating system, Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The final preview of the software has been posted and now all we have to do is wait for the official release, which should come along with the new Nexus device(s).

All manufacturers out there are getting ready to make their respective updates when the time comes. Those who want a little teaser can now turn to Samsung, which has gone through the efforts of making a neat infographic with all the main changes Android 6.0 Marshmallow will bring. Let’s check it out!


Of course, these are all features we have heard about before. Google didn’t fail to mention these additions during their Google IO announcement. But what Samsung mentions here are only the most exciting of the new changes in Android 6.0. There is much more to come and we have made sure to tell you all about it in out ‘Diving into Android M‘ article series. Give those posts a look if you would want to learn more.

You can be sure the update will come to the biggest smartphones Samsung has to offer, including the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+. We will also likely see Marshmallow more affordable Samsung smartphones which have been released recently. It’s only a matter of time before we find out all the details. We expect the new Nexus handsets to launch pretty soon, and an onslaught of Marshmallow update will follow.

Samsung videos!

  • Arman

    Those are some very interesting and welcoming changes..

  • Aloo Samosa

    these are very basic changes, should have implemented long before

    • Arthur Dent

      Wow, that’s a real cool story, bro. But they weren’t. But they are being done now, so people like you can stop complaining.

      • Luciano

        Actually they were, any root user has been doing stuff like this since pretty much Android 4.4.2.

        They should have been implemented way before.

  • Santh

    I had all those features in miui

    • Francisco Franco


    • Anustart

      Can I be your friend?

    • Izzat Faidhi

      Notice me senpai!

  • Aks-SuperMan

    It isn’t 6.0 as it isn’t a major revamp of the operating system. It is just a minor update.

    • Arthur Dent

      But it is 6.0, because that’s what they are calling it. Also, there are significant changes that are not user facing.

      • Aks-SuperMan

        Yes recently got to know that. I thought android authority was “guessing” the name. :P

    • Alexfg

      Think of 8 > 8.1. The changes made in 8.1 were significant, and vast enough for it to actually be termed a new OS. Though the name is similar, and the user interface and is identical, 8 and 8.1 aren’t similar underneath that UI, not at all. Yet can you see many of these changes? Does it look much different to 8?

      No. Though 8.1 was certainly a major revamp of 8 though, no one can disagree with that.

      • Aks-SuperMan

        LOL i am not referring to windows but for android os, it is just a small update not “worthy” for a whole 6.0 title. Look at kitkat for example for the year 2014 it was 4.4.2. May be google wants to change that and release a new complet update each year 5.0-6.0-7.0 and minor updates/security patches every time.

        • Alexfg

          LOL I was only using Windows as an example that every major release doesn’t need a ui Change. The under lying code changes likely deserve a new 6 release. But maybe that’s a bit too advanced for you?

  • Cowen K. Gittens

    I’m just hoping for better battery life and stability. Apps crash too much on my Nexus 5. I can’t even play my favorite games

    • Jehan Kateli

      Clear the cache of the apps which are crashing.

      • Manar

        Unfortunately Android is still stupid, “In order to stop crashing the apps, you need to clear the cache” Haha That sounds like it’s 2007. Cowen was right, They better imporve stability and fix the damn bugs.

        • TheMysteryMan

          Apps also crash on iOS and WM. Surprisingly more so than top shelf android phones. Solution there is endless trial and error of deleting and reinstalling apps. And no guarantee it will work just like no guarantee app which has not been updated in a while will work on Android or any of these OSes.
          At least on Android you do not waste your bandwidth and time deleting and re-downloading big games. You can just clear cache and give it a go. If it does not work, deleting and re-downloading will probably not work either and you just saved yourself your data.

          • tomn1ce

            It’s funny what people say to make Android look bad. They act like iOS is perfect and don’t have the same problems as Android. Just because an app on iOS freezes or closes with out letting the user know that it stopped working does not mean that the app hasn’t crashed.

  • DBS

    And then comes Samsung and slaps bloody TouchWiz upon it and ruins everything. Yay!

    • Cyrus Dastoor

      Buddy my Galaxy note 1 had stuff in it’s Crappy Touchwiz – that Google did not have in their OS for the next 2 years.
      I agree with the Bloatware factor but just to shit on Touchwiz is not on

    • Sathira Katugaha

      As a nexus fan the lollipop touchwiz wasn’t that bad. In fact it was really solid and I liked it better than my nexus with pure android. Touchwiz wasn’t slow or ram heavy as with kitkat. I’m happy to see samsung had really gotten everything right this time around

    • James

      Touchwiz is awesome! It was the best skin for the first few years, then lost its way and became pretty heavy the last 2 years, and now it’s right back to being the slim blonde beauty.

  • Simranjit Singh

    So far lollipop has been a pleasant experience. Since Marshmallow is about framework tweaks and optimizations, I am sure this will be the best update till date.

  • Dante de Salvator

    2nd Last para…. “in our* ‘Diving into Android M‘ article series” :3

  • Note4

    Show Some Love for Note 4 Samsung, Still waiting for 5.1.1 !!

    • MrStr8Up_2390

      Maybe they’ll just skip 5.1.1 & head str8 4 Marshmallow 6.0. The Note 4 is way overdue for an update mainly T-mobile variant

  • Razvan Fodor

    And how many current phones will receive these updates? Only flagships probably as the manufacturers don’t care about sub 400 dollars phones.

  • Kenshiro

    A Track Memory option ? Is that really needed ?
    Kitkat still reigns with 39% marketshare, some devices will never get LP, and now Marshmallow…what a frenetic rhythm.
    A new phone every year if you want to be up-to-date ? Android is a bit like the snake that eats its own tail, nurturing itself…but yeah, that’s business…

  • Gamod

    If they update Galaxy S5 I am fine. One great feature that wasnt mentioned by Samsung – This feature will allow you to install any app directly to your micro sd card! :) This is really a great feature. No more “move app to sd card”… this means I will be able to install tons of games, utilities while taking as many picts and clips as possible without ever getting worried about lack of space during a nice trip :)

    • UnDerped

      S5? Hahahhahaha. This is Samsung we’re talking about, the greediest out of all Android manufacturers. They’ll leave you last gen users in the dark.

      • jayesh m

        Yup. I got a semi-unusable Note 4 sitting right here, that basically went down the crapper with lollipop. Hoping some day they will release 5.11 and make it worth my while.

        • Timmy Gates

          OK all you had to say is you are a cheap jew. Could have saved us both a lot of time

      • Jaden Keuten

        Well, the S III went from 4.0 to 4.1 to 4.3 to 4.4.

        So it only makes sense that the S5 go from 4.4 to 5.0 to 6.0 to x.x?

        • UnDerped

          My S3 is still on 4.3…

          • Timmy Gates

            Time for an upgrade dummy

          • UnDerped

            I’d love to upgrade, dumbass. The thing is 4.3 is the last official update for the Intl GS3.

          • Timmy Gates

            Upgrade your phone dummy not the operating system. If you think they are going to add lollipop or marshmallow to your 3 year old phone then I want some of what you are smoking

          • UnDerped

            The 4.3 update is frankly rubbish. If they were not going to update the S3 past 4.3, at least they could have made 4.3 stable. 4.3 has terrible battery life and constantly crashes. Scumbag Samsung at it again. I will never buy any of their phones again.

          • Timmy Gates

            I guess you still don’t know how to read

          • UnDerped

            You don’t know how to comprehend. There is no good reason for me to upgrade as my S3 does all the functions I require from it. I can make calls, send messages, etc. My point is if they chose to stop updating Android on the S3, at least make sure that the last update isn’t shit.

          • Audrey Catherine


            The stupid is strong in you.

          • Timmy Gates

            Because his 8 year old phone doesn’t have the hardware to accept a new software update? Stay blonde my friend

          • Audrey Catherine

            You think I’m calling you stupid because his phone won’t accept an update for newer devices?

            That makes no sense, and that’s not even what he’s trying to accomplish. You’re just vomiting straw-men arguments all over here.

      • hm

        Actually, Samsung has the best track record for supporting their old phones. Can it be better? Sure, but just sayin that others are actually a lot worse haha.

      • Tiddly Penguin

        Sure, that’s why the S3 got updated to 4.4, and the S4 has 5.0.1 lollipop. They seem to get 1 year support up to the latest version and then another year to the highest version that’s stable enough. So maybe the S5 will get 6.0.

        • UnDerped

          My Intl S3 is still on 4.3…

      • D Block

        Guess what? My phone was just updated today with Marshmallow. Proud Galaxy S5 user…


      Your not going to be able to move entire apps to the SD just a small portion like you can right now with lollipop.

      • Jame92

        I heard google were going to treat sd cards like the internal memory so you can install apps straight to sd card.

        • Adrian Juarez

          Samsung isn’t using it though

    • George Cerro

      They better update the S5 because they haven’t even updated the Verizon S5 to Android 5.1 and this battery life thing is really starting to piss me off. I had to get an extended battery in order for to be able to have better battery life. I would love to be able to switch back to my regular stock battery. They better give us Android 6.

      • skyrail02

        it is worth a try DU Battery saver and AutomateIt, together or not !

    • D Block

      I received the update on my Galaxy S5 last night. Really cool features and new emoji’s too ?⚃⚂

  • John

    * Coming to Samsung devices Q2 2017!

    • Jesper

      Yeah. If we are lucky!

  • deepen915

    Coming Sometime in 2017

  • John Ross Ewing

    I like the battery feature thing, but my issue is KitKat had battery saving features in it and when I got lollipop, it removed them.

  • Francesco

    I hope they will update the Samsung Galaxy A series >_<

  • crutchcorn

    Surprised that Samsung of them all made this… Maybe Touchwiz will go more AOSP?

  • Sky Yuki

    Samsung : Expect it to come in newer models and not on your current phone :)
    At least…..that what I expected

  • D Balaji

    I have a samsung galaxy A7 bought 6 months back with kitkat4.4.4 os but still have not got the update for lollipop. What to do ?

  • Eric kowalchuk

    have any idea when is it out for download

  • vinc

    Only hoping my new Galaxy A8 will get an update to Android M

  • Holly Petrie

    Why does Samsung always leave out the S6 active on updates?

  • Hassan Moussa

    When is the A3 getting Marshmallow(6.0).
    This software was supposed to come with the phone but insteed we got lolipop(5.1). This phone was realeased in jan or feb when they started this campaign.
    It’s been 6 months since I bought this phone. Please Samsung please