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Samsung Marshmallow Release & Time: 10 Things to Expect



With the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow release ongoing, we want to take a look at what we expect from the Samsung Android Marshmallow release for Galaxy smartphones and tablets. This will help you set your expectations moving forward.

Last year, Google started rolling out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system that it had promised to Android users all the way back in May at Google I/O 2015.

While some companies have made Marshmallow release announcements Samsung, the world’s largest manufacturer of Android devices, remains mum about its public release plans. That doesn’t mean that we don’t have any Samsung Galaxy Android 6.0 release details though.


We continue to see early Samsung Android 6.0 update details emerge as we push deeper into 2016.

T-Mobile USA is planning to roll out a number of Android Marshmallow updates to devices like the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy Note 5, and Galaxy Note 4.

While we do have some confirmations, a lot of the key details remain out of reach. And because they are out of reach, we’ve been getting a ton of questions from Galaxy users who are excited about Android Marshmallow and its features.

With those questions in mind, today we want to take a look a look at a few things we expect from the Samsung Android Marshmallow release.

Unless Samsung drastically changes how it operates, this is what you can count on from the company and its highly anticipated Marshmallow release for Galaxy phones and tablets.

Slow Samsung Android 6.0 Release

Slow Samsung Android 6.0 Release

The first thing you can count on from Samsung and its Galaxy Android 6.0 Marshmallow release is a roll out that spans across several months, maybe even an entire year. 

If you're a veteran Samsung user, you know how long these Android updates can take. If you're new to Samsung and its Android update process, here's how it usually goes down. 

Google releases its Android update, in this case, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. It rolls the update out to Nexus devices over two weeks.

A few weeks after that, the first non-Nexus devices get their upgrades. (Some non-Nexus devices are already getting Android 6.0.1.)

A few weeks after that, Samsung rolls out a few updates in a few different regions. Some of Samsung's Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow updates are already in beta testing and rumors point to an arrival in February so we could see something emerge this month.

Samsung has tons of different devices in tons of different regions around the world. Updates must pass internal testing at Samsung and they must pass internal testing at carriers as well. This takes time. Don't believe us? Look at Samsung's Lollipop roll out. 

We're hoping for a more efficient roll out this year but it's still going to take months to get Android 6.0.1 out to everyone.

Be patient.

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