The LG Nexus 5X smartphone and the Huawei Nexus 6P will be the first two devices to run Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box. Previous Nexus devices such as the Nexus 6 made by Motorola and the Nexus 5 made by LG will also get the update first. So now the question is, which manufacturer will roll out the latest version of Android to their smartphones first. A report suggests that Samsung is racing to get the update out to the Galaxy S6, the Galaxy S6 Edge, the Galaxy Note 5, and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.
Samsung working on Marshmallow for Galaxy S6, the Galaxy S6 Edge, the Galaxy Note 5, and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus?
The news comes to us courtesy of SamMobile, a site renowned for leaking accurate information on anything Samsung-related. According to the site, Samsung “is currently preparing a major update for the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+ and the Galaxy Note 5,” but isn’t sure if the update is Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). The only thing that the site can confirm is that the update Samsung is working on for the four devices mentioned above “will be bigger than the usual updates we see every now and then.”
So what makes us think that the massive update will be Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)? First of all, the only huge update coming is Marshmallow, as Google is expected to lift the lid on the Marshmallow-powered LG Nexus 5X and the Huawei Nexus 6P on the 29th of September. The two are expected to be available for pre-order on Google Play on the 13th of October. This means that Samsung would want its flagships’ owners to enjoy the latest version of Android as soon as the new Nexus devices give their owners a taste of Marshmallow.
Alternatively, SamMobile says that the update could bring “more stability to Android 5.1.1” that runs on the Galaxy S6, the Galaxy S6 Edge, the Galaxy Note 5, and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. It says that the “firmware version for the S6 edge will change from G925FXXU2COH2 to G925FXXU3COI6, where the jump from U2 to U3 in the build number is a good indication that we will be seeing considerable user-facing changes.”
Although SamMobile isn’t sure if the major update Samsung is working on is Marshmallow or not, it’s guessing it is Marshmallow, since list includes “all four flagships.” Its sources have also revealed that Marshmallow will be available for the Galaxy Note 4, but it is yet to be determined when the phablet will be getting the update.
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