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Has your Note 5 received Marshmallow yet? Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Android

Has your Note 5 received Marshmallow yet? Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Android

Samsung has begun rolling out a Marshmallow beta to a small number of Galaxy Note 5 handsets in the U.S.

This is the first time Samsung’s flagship phablet has received an Android 6.0 update, and it comes just days after the company began upgrading¬†the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge.

Is TouchWiz set for another overhaul? Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Is TouchWiz set for another overhaul? Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Google has teamed up with Samsung to help fix its TouchWiz software, according to a new report. The South Korean company has made significant improvements with its latest lineup of devices, but there’s still plenty of room for optimization.

The Galaxy Note 5 gets even sweeter with Marshmallow. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Android

The Galaxy Note 5 gets even sweeter with Marshmallow. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Android

Samsung’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the Galaxy Note 5 could be close to making its official debut after prematurely making its way to one user’s device already. The update packs a revamped user interface, Marshmallow’s new app permissions, and lots more.

TouchWiz icon badges be gone! Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

TouchWiz icon badges be gone! Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

If you don’t mind using Samsung’s own TouchWiz launcher, but you hate the icon badges that leave your home screen looking messy, you’ll be pleased to know you can disable them. Samsung doesn’t make it easy, but it is possible in just a few steps.

Here’s how.

On your marks, get set, go! Photo: PhoneBuff

On your marks, get set, go! Photo: PhoneBuff

When it comes to specifications, Apple’s latest iPhones look like they’re lagging far behind their Android-powered rivals. But thanks to super-efficient software,¬†they’re not as slow and as outdated as they might look on paper.

This is demonstrated in the real-world speed test below, in which the iPhone 6s Plus somehow batters a Galaxy Note 5.

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