Samsung starts rolling out Android 6.0.1 for Galaxy S6 edge+

Galaxy S6 edge+ gets its Marshmallow upgrade. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Galaxy S6 edge+ gets its Marshmallow upgrade. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Samsung has begun rolling out its latest Marshmallow software for the Galaxy S6 edge+, less than one week after it hit the Galaxy Note 5.

The upgrade packs almost identical changes and improvements — including features like Doze and Google Now on Tap — plus some nice enhancements for the edge display.

After making users wait some time for its Marshmallow upgrades, Samsung has updated its entire lineup of 2015 flagships within the space of a month, starting with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge in late January.

Just like that Galaxy S6 update, this one for the Galaxy S6 edge+ is being made available to those in South Korea first — but it will go global very soon providing Samsung doesn’t run into any hiccups. The upgrade weighs in at over 1GB, and there’s a lot to look forward to.

In addition to standard Marshmallow features like Doze, Now on Tap, and the new app permissions system, users will also find some nice improvements to TouchWiz, including various design tweaks and better memory management.

Samsung has also enhanced its edge display features, giving users greater customization options, and allowing edge panels to take up more space, so they’re easier to use.

If you have a Galaxy S6 edge+ with the SM-G928C model number, you can download the Android 6.0.1 firmware from SamMobile via the source link below for manual flashing. If you have any other model, or you don’t like flashing firmware yourself, you should see this upgrade soon.