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Marshmallow hitting the Galaxy S6 Edge+ in India, Europe, and the US (Sprint)
The Galaxy S6 Edge+ isn’t Samsung’s most popular flagship, but the Korean giant (which just announced plans to adopt the mentality of a lean, mean startup) isn’t leaving it behind when it comes to updates.
Reports are coming through that the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update is arriving for Galaxy S6 Edge+ units from around the world. Specifically, users in India and France are reportedly getting the 1.3GB update on their unlocked devices.
The update is also arriving to Sprint’s network. The US carrier had a very busy day, with the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy Note 4 also receiving their tickets to the Marshmallow club yesterday. On Sprint, the Galaxy S6 Edge+ will have the version number G928PVPU2BPC3 after the update, which is going out in stages.
An OTA notification should be finding its way to your status bar pretty soon, but you can also check for the update yourself from the usual location in About Phone.
Besides the tent-pole features of Marshmallow – new permission system, Google Now on Tap, Doze mode), the update brings visual tweaks to Samsung’s controversial TouchWiz and enhancements to the Edge features. These include a larger Edge panel, the ability to add shortcuts to frequently used apps, and a set of small utilities including a ruler.
As with most Samsung devices, Marshmallow first arrived to the Galaxy S6 Edge+ sold in South Korea, starting February 24. In the US at least, Sprint is leading the pack, as the first carrier to update the larger Edge version to Android 6.0.
For a detailed overview of the Marshmallow update rollout process, make sure to check our update roundup.