Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are finally getting Marshmallow…in South Korea
After months of waiting, Samsung has finally started the rollout of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge — its flagship smartphones of 2015. For now, the update is being rolled out in South Korea, but over the next couple of months, it should be rolled out to other parts of the world as well.
Samsung had conducted a public beta test of the Marshmallow update for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge towards the end of December and early January in Korea and the United Kingdom. This was the first time that the company ever conducted a beta trial of a forthcoming software update for one of its devices, thereby signifying its growing focus on improving its overall software experience.
The Marshmallow update for the Galaxy S6 (and S6 edge) brings a refreshed light blue theme for TouchWiz and Quick Settings. Beside some minor UI changes here and there, the update brings features like Doze and App Standby that will greatly help in improving the battery life of the handset. Additionally, Samsung has also updated its camera app on the handset to add shutter speed control in manual mode.
Despite being the biggest Android OEM, Samsung is among the last of the major smartphone OEMs to update its flagship device to the very latest version of Android. Google had dropped the final version of Marshmallow in October and within a couple of months since its release, LG, Motorola and HTC updated their flagship devices to it. Samsung, on the other hand, took nearly 3 months to start the rollout of the update.
Here’s hoping that existing Galaxy S6 and S6 edge owners find this update to be worth the wait.