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Update: It looks like Sprint’s Galaxy Note 4 is also getting its update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow starting today. To check for the update, head to Settings>System update>Update now.

Original post: Sprint has announced that an Android Marshmallow update will begin rolling out for its branded version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 from today. This download will update the Galaxy Note 5 to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, bringing with it a selection of new features.

Samsung’s TouchWiz interface has received a few changes that brings it up to date with the company’s new Galaxy S7 releases. There’s also a new default Samsung web browser complete with ad-blocking support, and a selection of new app icons, folder designs and animations that improve the feel of the UI. On Google’s side, there are now granular app permissions for greater user privacy control, Google Now on Tap contextual search, and Doze app sleeping optimizations that should help improve battery life.

The update also includes some Google and Samsung security patches, which are presumable built from the latest March release, along with a selection of unspecified bug fixes.

Other US carriers have already begun updating their Galaxy Note 5’s to Android Marshmallow. Verizon started pushing out Android 6.0.1 at the beginning of March, followed by AT&T a week later.

See also:

Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates roundup – March 24, 2016

November 1, 2016

Sprint states that this release is a phased roll out, as usual. This begins today on March 24th and will be completed by April 8th, so you might have to wait a couple of weeks before the software update notification appears for you.

Robert Triggs
Lead Technical Writer at Android Authority, covering the latest trends in consumer electronics and hardware. In his spare moments, you'll probably find him tinkering with audio electronics and programming.
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