The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Marshmallow release is starting to pick up speed and today we want to outline the most important things to know right now about the current state of the Galaxy Note 4 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow roll out.
It took awhile but Samsung’s Galaxy Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow release is finally pushing out to devices around the world. The company started with flagships like the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5 but the upgrade is slowly making its way to older devices. Devices like the Galaxy Note 4.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is finally gaining steam and it’s poised to land for more people as we push deeper into the month of April. That’s why we’re taking a close look at it today.
These are the most important things Samsung Galaxy Note 4 users need to know, right now, about the Galaxy Note 4 Marshmallow release.
We’ll continue to update this roundup with new information as we get it. Samsung’s Android roll outs are slow and the Galaxy Note 4 Android Marshmallow release will almost certainly take several months to hit every single version of the device.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Marshmallow Release Date
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Marshmallow roll out is underway and the update has already landed for several versions of the device including models in the United States.
Sprint was the first U.S. carrier to trot out its version of the Galaxy Note 4 Android 6.0.1 update. As expected, it was a large update both in terms of size (1GB+) and features.
The update has been rolling out since March 24th so it should be available for all Galaxy Note 4 users on the Now Network.
Owners of the U.S. Cellular Galaxy Note 4 will want to keep an out for the their version of the update. Those not looking to wait for the OTA can download the software via Samsung Kies for PC.
The Galaxy Note 4 Android 6.0.1 release date has also arrived in regions outside of the United States. Galaxy Note 4 users in India, Poland and Uzbekistan are reporting Galaxy Note 4 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow roll outs.
The roll out is very limited at the moment but it usually takes a few weeks for Samsung’s OTAs to pick up speed.
Other Release Details
While we’ve seen a ton of early Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow update confirmations, we haven’t seen nearly as many for the Galaxy Note 4.
T-Mobile’s confirmed a Galaxy Note 4 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update but the upgrade remains in the development stage.
Before it’s released to the public it must enter T-Mobile testing, something that it hasn’t done yet. So, it could be several weeks before we see T-Mobile get its Galaxy Note 4 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update out to its users.
A report from October suggests that Samsung is working on a Verizon Galaxy Note 4 Marshmallow update so we expect Big Red, and the remaining U.S. carriers, to roll out the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update at some point down the road.
Other vocal carriers in North America like Telus and Rogers in Canada remain silent about their plans for the Galaxy Note 4 Android 6.0.1 upgrade, a sign that their roll outs could be a few weeks away at least.
Look for these carriers, and more, to speak up about the Galaxy Note 4 Marshmallow update as we push deeper into the year. Look for others to stay silent.
Galaxy Note 4 Marshmallow Update: What’s New
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update will be a 1GB+ update for most Galaxy Note 4 variants.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 comes with a ton of changes including the new Air Command menu that’s found on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5.
It also comes with the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 feature that allows you to take notes when the screen is turned off.
Manuals for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow updates have been spotted and you’ll want to give those a look if you’re unfamiliar with Marshmallow.
For a more general look at Marshmallow, take a look at our Marshmallow vs. Lollipop walkthrough. It’ll take you through changes big and small.
Galaxy Note 4 Marshmallow Problems
Before you install your Galaxy Note 4 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update, know that there are some problems plaguing Galaxy Note 4 Marshmallow users.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 users are complaining about a myriad of issues including problems with 3G connectivity, random crashes, random reboots and freezes, abnormal battery drain, SD card troubles, and a whole lot more.
We expect complaints to pick up as more users get access to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OTA. We also expect Samsung and its partners to roll out bug fixes for at least some of these issues.
While you wait, take a look at our list of fixes for the most common Android 6.0.1 problems. They’re a great starting point for Galaxy Note 4 users running into issues with the Marshmallow upgrade.
Get Familiar with Android 6.0.1 & Marshmallow
Let's start with something very important.
One of the first things you'll want to do is get familiar with the changes coming with your version of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Each update is going to be a little bit different (carriers can't help themselves) but there some core elements to each.
There are a number of resources around the web but we'll provide you with some great starting points right here.
We've taken a deep dive into the differences between Lollipop and Marshmallow and you'll want to check the basics out so that you're comfortable with the changes.
Android 6.0.1, the version of Marshmallow rolling out to Galaxy devices, is a little different than Android 6.0. You can get familiar with some of Android 6.0.1's basics right here.
And then we get to the device level. That is to say that the Galaxy S6 Marshmallow update is a little different than the Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow update. We've outlined some of those differences and you can find them at the links provided.
Things will be different at the carrier level as well and you'll want to look into those changes as well. Unfortunately, those changes will arrive whenever Samsung and your carrier decide to push out Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for your device. We'll provide you with the Verizon Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow release notes as an example.
If you haven't been following along, now is a great time to look into the new features and enhancements so that you're as proficient as possible after you download and install Marshmallow on your Galaxy phone or tablet.