The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is rolling out and we finally have some specifics release details to share. Here we take a look at a few of the important things to know right now about the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow release.
In October, Google started rolling out Android Marshmallow, its current operating system and one that’s reached numerous devices all over the world.
The last four months have been torture for many Samsung Galaxy Note 5 owners. One, because they’ve had to sit back and watch other companies deliver Android Marshmallow updates and two, because we’ve seen numerous Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow details emerge.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow update is rolling out right now and that’s why we’re taking a detailed look at the release in the United States and abroad.
These are the most important things Samsung Galaxy Note 5 users need to know, right now, about the Galaxy Note 5 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 5 Android Marshmallow release will almost certainly take several months to hit every single version of the device.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow Release Date
Earlier this month, Samsung announced the start of its Galaxy Marshmallow release starting with the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, a trio of flagships.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow update wasn’t included in said announcement but that hasn’t stopped Samsung from initiating a worldwide roll out.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow update is reportedly rolling out in Cambodia right now. The build is allegedly based on Google’s current Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS and it’s rolling out for the SM-N920C.
Samsung’s Galaxy updates roll out incrementally so not everyone with that device in that region will get the update today. Those that are impatient can download the firmware early.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow update is now rolling out in Korea. LG Uplus and SK Telecom are rolling out the Note 5 Android 6.0.1 update to their Galaxy Note 5 variants.
We’re also seeing updates in Israel, Iran, Algeria, South Africa, Iraq, Egypt, Libya, United Arab Emirates, Tunisia, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, and Morocco. It’s also rolling out to SM-N920G owners right now in India.
In the United States, there are now two Galaxy Note 5 Android 6.0.1 updates available as Sprint becomes the second carrier to push out its version of the upgrade.
Sprint’s Galaxy Note 5 Android 6.0.1 roll out has begun and it’s set to bring a number of big time changes to the Now Network’s version of the device.
It’s a large download, over 1GB in size, but that’s a small price to pay for its feature-set. Sprint’s updates typically take one to two weeks to complete so be on the look out for the OTA in late March as we push into April.
The Verizon Galaxy Note 5 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is also available. The carrier has confirmed its plans and its now pushing its version of the Marshmallow upgrade to the Galaxy Note 5 flagship. The U.S. carrier has outlined the changes in detail.
More recently, Verizon’s pushed out a bug fix update aimed at squashing some of the problems that developed after the release of Android 6.0.1. Here is what this bug fix update brings to the table:
- Trouble connecting to the internet
- Frequent data disconnection
- Problems while loading files or web pages
In Canada, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update has landed for users on Bell and Telus. We expect others to follow with updates of their own in the near future.
Other Release Details
AT&T will reportedly start rolling out the Galaxy Note 5 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update soon. Nothing is confirmed but it looks like something is imminent.
T-Mobile USA is planning an Android Marshmallow update for the Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5.
The carrier confirmed the updates several weeks ago though it still hasn’t moved past the “Manufacturer Development” stage. This means that it’s still in Samsung’s lab undergoing testing and that it still needs to head to T-Mobile for internal testing.
Once T-Mobile gives it the green light, Samsung and carrier will roll the Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow update out to users.
As for everyone else, Canadian carrier Rogers says that it will push out Android 6.0.1 on April 27th.
A report from October suggests that all five major U.S. carriers (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, U.S. Cellular) will be pushing Android Marshmallow out to the Galaxy Note 5. AT&T, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular are the three that remain.
Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow Update: What’s New
Thanks to Samsung’s announcements, various leaks and a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Android 6.0.1 beta, we have some details about the Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow update itself.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow update will almost certainly be based on Android 6.0.1, the newest version of Marshmallow from Google. This means that it will include the latest features and bug fixes.
For more on the contents of the Android 6.0.1 update, take a look at our full run down of the changes. Among them, hundreds of new emojis for the keyboard.
The video above, our Android 6.0 vs. Android 5.0 walkthrough, this gallery of photos showcasing the Galaxy Note 5 Android 6.0.1 update, Verizon’s run down of its update, and Samsung’s Marshmallow Guide for Consumers will give you a good idea about what to expect from the rest of Marshmallow’s contents.
Samsung’s also outlined a few other changes that its Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow updates will bring to its smartphones and tablets.
The Marshmallow update brings Samsung Internet 4.0 and Cross App boost functionality. The Internet 4.0 browser brings improved security and new functionality including a new Secret Mode that’s doesn’t store “browsing history, cookies, passwords, auto-fill data or anything else.”
It also brings browsing support for Samsung’s Gear VR.
Generally, Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow updates should be the same. However, you can expect carriers to attach their own fixes and “enhancements.”
Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow Problems
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow update went through/is going through a beta process which should help Samsung weed out some of its biggest issues. That said, problems always manage to slip through the cracks and we’re already hearing about issues with Samsung’s Note 5 Android 6.0.1 upgrade.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is reportedly plagued with several issues. Early Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow problems include battery drain, problems with Gear VR, and various other bugs. Again, this is probably why Samsung is rolling out another build in Korea.
Unfortunately, Verizon Galaxy Note 5 users aren’t immune to these problems. Some of these same issues are impacting the device here in the U.S.
We expect complaints to pick up as more users get access to the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OTA.
We’ve put together a list of fixes for the most common Android 6.0.1 problems and they’re a great starting point for Galaxy Note 5 users running into issues with the 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.