Samsung already rolling out Marshmallow for Galaxy Note 4

Samsung's Marshmallow rollout begins. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Samsung’s Marshmallow rollout begins. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Despite being 14 months old now, the Galaxy Note 4 has become Samsung’s first smartphone to get an Android 6.0 upgrade. One variant of the device is now getting Marshmallow firmware that includes features like Doze, Google Now on Tap, and new app permissions.

A leaked Samsung release schedule for Marshmallow suggested the Galaxy Note 5 — its most recent flagship — would get the Android 6.0 upgrade first, following by the Galaxy S6 series in January 2016. The Note 4 wasn’t scheduled to get it until at least February.

But screenshots published by Hungarian blog NapiDroid show that Marshmallow is already rolling out to devices with the SM-N910F model number in Hungary.

The upgrade brings everything you’d expect from a Marshmallow upgrade — including December’s security patches — plus a new Air Command menu, and the Galaxy Note 5’s Screen Off Memo feature, which lets you jot down notes with the S Pen while your device is asleep.

Samsung often makes its big updates available in one market before expanding their reach, so providing this rollout goes smoothly, we can expect to see Android 6.0 making its way to Note 4 owners in other markets soon.

As for the Note 5, its Marshmallow upgrade has already leaked out, but it has not been released officially. We still expect it to drop this month, so expect to see an update notification any time.