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(Update: more regions) Marshmallow rolls out for the global Samsung Galaxy S5

An Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is now rolling out for the global model of the Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM_G900F), starting in Sri Lanka.

Published onApril 26, 2016

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Update April 26: Shortly after an update arrived in Sri Lanka, Android Marshmallow has been spotted landing for the Samsung Galaxy S5 in Europe. The upgrade introduces Android 6.0.1 to the handset, along with Doze, Google Now on Tap, and redesigned app permissions.

In Germany, Marshmallow has arrived only for the SM-G900F model, while in Italy the update is rolling out for all unlocked Galaxy S5 variants. The upgrade is also available for SM-G900I variants of the handset in India, so a wide roll out is now well and truly under way.

Original April 19: After already landing for South Korean, Trinidad & Tobago, and Sprint versions of the Galaxy S5, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow is now heading out for the global model of the S5 (SM-G900F). The SM-G900F variant is widely available in Europe, Latin America, and numerous countries throughout Asia as well.

Previous roll outs have pegged the update at around 1.5GB, so definitely download the update over WiFi. The upgrade to Marshmallow doesn’t seem to have had such a large visual impact on the look of the Galaxy S5’s UI when compared with some of Samsung’s newer handsets. But the update does still include the main new Marshmallow features, such as Doze, granular app permissions, and Google Now on Tap, as well as the latest Android security patch.

The update has already been spotted landing on handsets in Sri Lanka. Given that the global model is available across so many regions, there’s no strict time frame for when the update will arrive for your particular handset. It could take days or more likely weeks for the update to get around the world, so don’t stay up looking out for that update notification or hammering the manual update check button.

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