Earlier today, Google started rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to its Nexus phones and tablets. Now that the update is here, we want to take a look at what we know about the Samsung Galaxy Android 6.0 Marshmallow release.
In June, Google confirmed a brand new Android update dubbed Android M. Android M, it said, would take over for last year’s Android Lollipop update and do so with a number of new features and enhancements.
In the months after that announcement, we saw a number of new Android 6.0 Marshmallow details emerge including details about its release date and rumored Android 6.0 releases for Samsung’s Galaxy devices.
Today, Google initiated the start of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow roll out. And while some device owners have some idea about when to expect their Android 6.0 release, Samsung Galaxy users are mostly in the dark.
Samsung is notorious for playing its Android update cards close to its chest, at least at the beginning, and it’s not surprising to see the company hold back details about Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates for its many Galaxy devices.
While Samsung has been quiet, we’ve seen reports and carrier information out its plans for Android 6.0 Marshmallow and the company’s various Galaxy-branded smartphones and tablets. We don’t have the entire game plan yet but it looks like Samsung might have big plans for Galaxy users.
With the Nexus Android 6.0 Marshmallow roll out underway, we want to take a look at the most important things owners of the Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy Note 4, and more need to know about the Android 6.0 release for Galaxy devices.
Keep these details in mind as we move away from today’s release towards the inevitable Galaxy Marshmallow roll out.
Samsung Android 6.0 Marshmallow Confirmed
The first thing we know is that while a Samsung Galaxy Android 6.0 Marshmallow release is confirmed, some Galaxy users will first need to contend with an Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update.
Samsung remains committed to pushing out Android 5.1.1 Lollipop upgrades ahead of potential Android 6.0 releases. In late September, Samsung rolled out several key Android 5.1.1 updates in the U.S. including upgrades for the AT&T Galaxy S6/Galaxy S6 Edge, T-Mobile Galaxy Tab 4, and AT&T Galaxy Note Pro 12.2.
Earlier today, the company rolled out an Android 5.1.1 update to the Verizon Galaxy Core Prime. This, despite the fact that several of its competitors have confirmed plans to release Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates in the future.
Thanks to a carrier update from T-Mobile, we now know that Marshmallow is confirmed for a number of popular devices. The U.S. carrier confirmed a series of details in an update to its Android Software Upgrade Page.
There's one other sign that Gotta Be Mobile discovered today. Buried in an announcement for developers is this line: "Stay tuned for announcements later this year about Samsung KNOX devices releasing with Android M."
Sounds like we'll hear more about Android Marshmallow, from Samsung, later this year.