Your Galaxy Note 5 probably isn’t getting Marshmallow this year
A new Samsung update schedule suggests Galaxy Note 5 owners will now have to wait until 2016 to get their Android 6.0 Marshmallow upgrade. A recent leak suggested the rollout would come this month, but it appears to have been delayed.
The Note 5 was actually the only Samsung smartphone expected to get Marshmallow this year, with the Galaxy S6 series following suit in January. As it turns out, last year’s Galaxy Note 4 has already begun receiving it in some markets, and the Note 5’s may have been delayed.
That’s according to what is claimed to be an updated Samsung release schedule, which was published by SamsungViet.vn. It now looks like the Note 5 will be waiting until Q1 2016 for its Marshmallow upgrade — just like the Galaxy S6 series, the Galaxy Note Edge, and the Galaxy S5.
Older Samsung devices, such as the Galaxy Tab S2, will be waiting until Q2 2016.
SamsungViet has been reliable in the past, but it’s hard to say a list like this one is accurate, because it can be faked so easily. What’s more, it’s clearly inaccurate, because it says the Note 4 will also have to wait until early 2016 for its Marshmallow upgrade, and it’s already receiving it in places.
With that said, you shouldn’t feel too disappointed just yet if you’re a Note 5 owner. There’s still a chance that Marshmallow will be making its way to your device this month, so be on the lookout for update notifications. If you have an unlocked device, you’re more likely to be first in line.