Verizon pushes out Android 6.0.1 for the Galaxy Note 5

by: Robert TriggsMarch 4, 2016

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Samsung’s Marshmallow roll-out continues today with another update heading out to last year’s Galaxy Note 5, this time in the US. Oddly enough, the first update for the Note 5 to land in the US comes from Verizon. Better yet, the handset is being updated straight to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, complete with the latest patches and emojis.

The build carries software version number VRU2BPB2 and includes the new base Android features, including Google Now on Tap, Doze battery manager, and the new and improved app permissions, to name just a few. Samsung has made plenty of its own changes with the update too, including tweaks to the user interface and icons, a new version of its stock web browser, and some new features integrated into the main camera app.

Essentially, the update brings the Note 5 closer to the software that we have seen inside the company’s new Galaxy S7 flagship. You can read Verizon’s change log for an even closer look at exactly what’s new.

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The update begins rolling out today, so keep an eye out for that OTA notification over the next week or you can perform a manual check through Settings->About Device->Software Updates.

  • Joshua Christensen

    And Samsung Denmark just released Android 6.0.1 to the Samsung Galaxy Edge+

  • AbbyZFresh

    Where’s my S6 update Verizon? Hurry the hell up

  • n900mixalot

    Uh … not on my VZW Note 5 … That’s not a push.

    • kunal

      I haven’t seen anything yet!

      • Ettercap

        I haven’t seen it yet either… seriously where is my Note 5 SM-N920V update… I’m starting to doubt anyone got it yet seems l like hype.

        • kunal

          Knowing Verizon it will take forever!

          • kunal

            I take that back

        • Walter White

          Don’t worry we still have the whole rest of the day

        • kunal

          You gonna get the note 6 or u gonna wait a while

          • Ettercap

            I don’t know honestly if the only improvements it’s got is microsd and waterproof i don’t see the worth in the upgrade maybe wait a second cycle for things to get really interesting, Note 7 will probably have to add a lot more flavour to spice things up over the Note 6 since the Note 6 already seems to hit perfection so I expect big things from the Note 7.

          • kunal

            Me too I wanna wait a while as well. By the time I upgrade, boom note 7 will be out in a flash

      • Chapjm

        Got mine at 0600 Hawaii time.

        • kunal

          Oh for real? Maybe mine will be at night or something

          • Ettercap

            Got mine as well Good job Verizon for stepping up?

          • kunal

            Lol shocked

          • Walter White

            Shit, Verizon’s been quicker than the other 3 for awhile now. I dont get why people keep saying they’re slow.

          • kunal

            Didn’t know that..but they are slow..Just surprised they were on top of it

          • Walter White

            They’re the only carrier updating the note 5 as of now, thats a nice indication. In a world of slow android updates, id say theyre relatively quick.

          • kunal

            Oh okay..that’s good

          • kunal

            How long have u been with Verizon?

        • kunal

          Lol just got mine as we speak

  • Vinay Manakan

    When is it coming to Note 4 ??

    • Daggett Beaver

      There’s an engineering test version that was leaked, so they’re working on it.

    • Brian

      End of this year

      • Vinay Manakan

        Are you sure? I’m hearing It may release in a couple of months!!!??

  • Ryan

    wish they would release it for the s6 as well.

  • Scott Ricketts

    Good grief.

  • Joshua Christensen

    I don’t get why they only released at on Smart Switch and not OTA

  • Walter White

    man AA needs to fix this godawful website, ease up on the ads.

  • Mark Zimmerman

    I just got mine

  • Brandon Powell

    Let’s hope this means the AT&T update is not far behind!

    • kunal

      I know right

  • sam michaels

    Just downloaded the update, but I’m going to wait to install. I pulled down the update by going to Settings->About Device->Software Updates. The first time I tried I didn’t get it, but I waited about an hour and was able to pull it down.

    • kunal

      Just did mine now too

  • Tiểu Ca

    I’m updating right now :)

  • Walter White

    Got mine 1pm Eastern time

  • Skipper920

    Just updated mine…. Took about 20 min…I hope there aren’t any glitches

  • bobbybilly

    Hopefully this means that the GS6 Edge isn’t far behind…

  • Batoolsh

    I have note5 and i still waiting for update .. GCC ..BAHRAIN ?