Android 6.0 Marshmallow for Samsung: update for Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+ may be in February


A new alleged leaked document suggests that Samsung may have its flagship smartphones receive the latest operating system from Android dubbed as Android 6.0 Marshmallow sometime soon.

According to Neurogadget, the tech giant may finally follow Motorola, HTC, and LG, which previously rolled out the OS to their devices. The company only teased that they are planning to have the update in the future, but a definite date has yet to be announced.

However, based on the rumoured document released by Mobipicker from a tipster named XTECH LEAKS, it seems that the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ will be among the first ones to receive the newest firmware in February. The release will be then followed by Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 presumably happening between February and March.

Moreover, from March and April, the upgrade may then be made available for three more models – Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy S5, and Galaxy Note Edge.

Available information should be taken with a grain of salt as the Korean-based company has yet to comment on the issue, and previous leaks did not come into fruition.

In another file shared online October last year, it mentioned that Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ were to receive the OS in December, to be followed by Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge in January. With both months already over, the OS did not arrive to the aforementioned handheld devices.

Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that Samsung has been beta testing Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, but the update was mistakenly sent to Galaxy S5 owners.

Other gadgets predicted to have the new system are Galaxy Tab S2 9.7, Galaxy Tab S2 8, Galaxy Tab S 8.4, Galaxy Tab A 9.7 and Galaxy Tab A 8 tablets, Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy A3, A5, Galaxy E5 and E7, Galaxy J2, J5 and J7.