Samsung Rolls out Android 6.0 update Globally to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge
Just a couple of weeks ago, we reported that Samsung had started rolling out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge in its home market of South Korea. Now, the phone maker has announced availability of the Google’s latest mobile OS for both flagship handsets globally. The rollout comes only a few days before the unveiling of the next-gen flagship devices, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge.
The firmware brings various new features including Doze power saving, Google Now on Tap, and a permissions system for apps among others. The permissions system allows users to grant access for each feature an app would want to use.
Besides these goodies, Samsung has also incorporated some changes of its own, including a new system theme, new functionality for the Edge screen on the Galaxy S6 edge, and numerous UI improvements.
As usual, the 6.0 Marshmallow update for the two devices should be rolling out in stages in the next couple of weeks.
Samsung says it will announce release of Android 6.0 for other devices in its lineup on a per-device basis in the near future. Though it didn’t mention specifically, but the next in line should be the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+.
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