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Samsung Galaxy S6 gets Marshmallow on Sprint
Sprint Galaxy S6 users are next in line for an update to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
The same day Google clandestinely unleashed Android N upon us, Sprint has deemed it worthy to update Samsung’s 2015 flagship to Marshmallow. The update, as reported by Twitter user @RAZOR32308, weighs a hefty 1235.87MB and brings the build number to version G920PVPU3CPB6.
The change log mentions the usual assortment of UI changes, performance improvements, and various tweaks, in addition to the features brought by Marshmallow. These include the new app permission system, Doze mode for lower battery consumption, and Google Now on Tap. You should also expect updates to Samsung’s TouchWiz UI, including changes in the color scheme of the notification drawer and new icons.
Android 6.0 lacks a decryption function, so if your device is encrypted but you don’t want it to be encrypted for good, you need to disable it before updating to Marshmallow.
So far, a precious few Samsung devices have received the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update in North America. Notably, Verizon pushed it out to the Galaxy Note 5, while AT&T kicked off a beta program for the same device. As for Samsung’s timeline for other updates, it remains as tenebrous as ever.
For the latest on Marshmallow, check out our update roundup. If you’re already dreaming of what’s next, our Diving into Android N series is where you need to be.