Months after it’s announcement, Samsung is finally starting to push Android Marshmallow to Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge users. The rollout will kick off first in Korea with other markets and carrier models following soon after.
There isn’t a whole lot new in this update aside from some minor UI changes, however on the Edge models Samsung is making some major changes. Rather than only taking up a small portion of the display, the Edge screen can now expand to take up nearly the entire display allowing for more content to be viewed at any one time. The “people Edge” has also been updated to make it easier to get in touch with your contacts. Lastly, Samsung has also added a new “tasks” Edge which includes useful tools such as a digital ruler, compass, and a collection of quick toggles for your settings.
Aside from Samsung’s own changes, this update comes with the usual goodies such as Doze, Google Now on Tap, and App permissions. Doze should be a welcome feature for Galaxy S6 owners as it should dramatically improve standby battery life. If you’d like to learn more about what Marshmallow offers, check out our full review.
Samsung has yet to let us know when the update will be hitting devices in markets such as Europe and the US, but it’s likely that they are not too far behind. Of course carrier models will experience a bit of a delay, so it could be a while til your unit gets the update.