Samsung may be gearing up for a major new product launch in a somewhat short amount of time, however that doesn’t mean it need forget the recent flagships that helped get it where it is today. One such device, the Galaxy S5, has still not fully updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow around the world. Today, another tick can be checked off the proverbial to-do list, as the Exynos variant of the device (SM-G900H) is now getting its OTA on for customers located in India.
The update can be downloaded via Samsung’s Smart Switch software on the PC, or – as mentioned – via an OTA data transmission on the device itself. After completing the patch, the phone will be running on Android 6.0.1 with an Android security patch level of May 1, 2015.
Originally released last October, the latest official build of Android, Marshmallow, brings with it a bunch of new features to Google’s mobile OS including Now On Tap which will scan your current screen image for relevant information, Doze, which opts to better manage power usage during device downtime, and granular App Permissions that give you more control over what access your apps have to your phone and files.
As OTA roll-outs typically occur in staggered intervals, it could be some time before your specific device receives the file. Customers that simply can’t wait for it can opt to manually check by selecting the appropriate Settings and About Device options. Note that even this process may not work immediately and thus patience is the only path forward. Another alternative is to check Samsung-specific sites online to download the file manually, however it’s possible to brick your device should a mistake be made in the process so caution is advised to those who try.
Has your device already received Marshmallow? How is it working for you?