Samsung Electronics on Monday announced that it will soon start rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow for its existing Galaxy devices. The updates will begin with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, the company’s flagships and will later be rolled out for the other Galaxy handsets.
Two weeks ago, we reported to you that Marshmallow had finally crawled to a 1 percent adoption rate. This was five months after Marshmallow had hit the market, which is a snails crawl compared to other operating systems. These numbers are expected to go up significantly as OEMs start rolling out over-the-air updates for their devices. Motorola, being almost as Google as possible, was the first company to release a list of devices that would be updated to Android 6.0. Later we saw LG’s G4 become the first device from the non-Nexus range to turn 6.0.
With Samsung starting to roll out the OS update, the adoption rate will surely show a growth as Samsung’s handsets are highly popular in many markets. The company said that the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update will start with Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge on February 15, 2016. Other devices will get updates in the following weeks depending on the market situation and carriers’ requirements.
The company said that it would be separately providing us with details of OS updates schedule for each market.
While there are many amazing features to look forward to on Marshmallow as it rolls out for your Galaxy S6 edge, the most exciting ones are, by far, the enhanced edge screen and new edge screen features.
With Marshmallow on board, many of Kitkat’s limitations with respect to the usability of the dual edge screen. Samsung says that with the coupling of Marshmallow with its S6 edge, it has now been able to unlock the full potential of the edge display which allow addition of new features, as well as improvements of existing ones.
Looking at today’s development, we can be sure that the next Samsung Flagship, the Galxy S7, to be released on the 21st of February, will come with Marshmallow powering it.