Samsung begins Marshmallow rollout on Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge devices

February 16, 2016 9:09:39 AM
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It seems like Samsung is sticking to their 6.0 Marshmallow rollout plan as they’ve just announced that they’re beginning to roll out the fluffy new version of Android to their Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge devices internationally.

The South Korean electronics giant said that the rollout will begin on 15th February 2016 to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge with the other Galaxy devices soon to follow suit. Samsung has also said that they will make separate announcements on details of OS updates scheduled for each market accordingly.

If we refer to the earlier leaked rollout table, all Marshmallow supported Galaxy devices should receive their update latest by April of this year. That said, the ETA revealed in this table may not be entirely accurate so take it with a pinch of salt.

Nevertheless, if we’re sticking to the leaked schedule, we can expect the next Samsung devices to receive the Marshmallow updates to be the Galaxy Note5 and the Galaxy S6 edge+ as those are the two remaining devices with an ETA of February 2016. Exactly when this will happen remains unclear.

Android 6.0 brings a host of new features to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge devices, though the edge variant does get the better end of the deal. This is because there are specific improvements coming to the edge screen with this update.

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Most notable of which is that the panel is no longer limited to the 260-pixel width of the curved part of the display. In fact, it can now be expanded to 550 pixels wide, allowing even more content to be displayed. Now, users can customise up to nine Edge panels including both the People edge and Apps edge.

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Additionally, most of the Edge panels have also gotten a facelift — the People edge, for example, adds names under contact photos and a useful settings shortcut. Samsung are also introducing the Tasks edge where you can create action shortcuts (like create a contact, add a new note, add an alarm, etc), plus a Quick tools edge which will give you access to stuff like a ruler, flashlight or compass via handy dandy shortcuts.

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The Edge handle is also customisable, allowing users to control visual features like where it is, the lenght, transparency or get rid of it all together.

There is no information on when this update will hit Malaysian Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge devices yet though, so do let us know if you’ve gotten your update already.

[SOURCE, VIA, 2]



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