Samsung’s Galaxy S5 isn’t a “current” phone by any means, but that won’t stop it from being updated. Today Verizon has breathed a bit of new life into the aging device with an update to Android Marshmallow. The new update pulls the software version MMB29M.G900VVRU2DPD1 and the Android version 6.0.1.
The update of course includes the typical Android Marshmallow perks such as Google Now on Tap, Doze, and app permission controls. Verizon specific updates include compatibility with WiFi calling as well as updating a few pre-installed applications. Here’s a few of Verizon’s notes on the update:
- This software update brings the latest Android™ Marshmallow OS along with Wi-Fi Calling, App icon update, Ultra High Quality Audio and Android for Work.
- Now on Tap anticipates what you need in the moment. With a simple tap, you can get cards with useful information and apps that feed your need to know.
- When your device is at rest, Doze automatically puts it into a sleep state, preserving your battery charge.
- No need to give apps access all the time. Android Marshmallow lets you define what you want to share and when. Turn permissions off at any time, too.
- You can make and receive calls over a Wi-Fi network if cellular service isn’t available, helping conserve your data. Included at no additional charge with your existing plan and device
- A new design of app icons and folder
- Your favorite tunes have never sounded better on a Samsung smartphone. This breakthrough audio technology takes select music files and enhances the richness and detail.
- This update supports Android for Work, the world’s most popular mobile platform. To learn more, go to https://www.google.com/work/android/
The update is rolling out now so if you’re still rocking a Verizon branded Galaxy S5, be sure to head over to your system settings and check it out.