Samsung’s Marshmallow update campaign is coming along nicely and today the Korean giant can cross another name off its list.
The T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5 is now getting the much-awaited update to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The rollout was announced a few hours ago on the carrier’s dedicated Galaxy S5 update page. It’s the second major Android version that’s coming to the Galaxy S5, which launched in early 2014 with KitKat on board.
T-Mobile users of the Galaxy S5 can look forward to a flurry of new features and tweaks, owed both to Google’s new Android version and Samsung’s own customizations. From the former category, Google Now on Tap, a new permission model, and Doze stand out as the most interesting features in Marshmallow. Here’s a roundup of all the important functionality that is new to Marshmallow.
As always, you can wait for the OTA notification to land on your device, or try to hurry things along by checking the About Phone section from Settings. If you have Samsung’s PC companion software installed on your computer, it’s worth trying to check for an update through it.
According to our handy update tracker, the Marshmallow rollout for the Galaxy S5 started its global journey in its native South Korea on March 22, followed by a debut on international versions on April 22. Out of the big four US carriers, only Sprint pushed the update to its version of the Galaxy S5 so far.