Samsung to bring Marshmallow to Note 5 next month, Galaxy S6 in January
Samsung’s upgrade plans for Android 6.0 have leaked out early, revealing when the company’s latest crop of smartphones and tablets can expect to receive Marshmallow.
The first device on its list is the Galaxy Note 5, which is scheduled to get its update next month — followed by the Galaxy S6 series in January. Unfortunately for those with a Galaxy Note 3 or a Galaxy S4, Lollipop was the end of the line.
After the Note 5’s Marshmallow software was seeded to one user prematurely earlier this week, we knew it was close to making its official debut, so it’s no surprise to see the phablet at the top of Samsung’s list, according to a leaked schedule obtained by PhoneArena.
The Note 5 is actually the only handset which carries the status “uploading,” which suggests its Marshmallow upgrade is being prepared for rollout already. The Galaxy S6 series, which is scheduled to get Marshmallow in January, are in “testing” status.
In February, Samsung plans to deliver Marshmallow to the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge — then the Galaxy S5 is scheduled to get it in April.
The Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch, and the Galaxy Tab S2 8-inch are also included in “Phase 1” of Samsung’s plans, but there’s no scheduled release date for those just yet. “Phase 2” includes the following devices:
- Galaxy A8
- Galaxy A5
- Galaxy A3
- Galaxy E7
- Galaxy E5
- Galaxy J7
- Galaxy J5
We can’t confirm this update schedule is genuine — it could easily be a fake — but it certainly seems plausible.