Samsung Galaxy S5 and LG G3 Is Getting Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Update
Two flagships released in 2014 with Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box are finally getting the latest Marshmallow update. We’re talking about the Galaxy S5, which is being upgraded to Marshmallow 6.0.1, three months later after this update was released for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.
On the other hand, the unlocked variant of LG G3 was upgraded to Marshmallow 6.0 earlier this year, but carriers have moved slower. Now, AT&T and T-Mobile are making their subscribers happy.
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow rolled out in South Korea, Trinidad & Tobago, Sri Lanka (SM-G900F), Germany, the Netherlands, Italy (SM-G900F) India (SM-G900I) and the US (via Sprint). T-Mobile has confirmed that Marshmallow just moved into the “T-Mobile Testing” phase, suggesting that the release is getting close.
The latest Marshmallow update for the Galaxy S5 brings important changes to the lock pattern and lock out panel icons, sound options and notification panel etc. It is known that the Eye reading feature was discontinued after upgrading from KitKat to Lollipop, but this time, Samsung hasn’t removed other feature. Another carrier that will roll out Marshmallow to this Samsung smartphone is Telus, and subscribers will start receiving the update on May 2.
Another flagship that will be upgraded to Marshmallow, but which will receive version 6.0 is the LG G3 connected to AT&T and T-Mobile. The former has released the update over the air, while the latter made it available via the LG PC Suite and the air update will be pushed out in short time.
However, users can manually check for updates by going to the Settings app > About Phone, where they should find the update notification in the Software Information menu.
We remind you that some of the additions and improvements that were brought along with Marshmallow are: Google Now on Tap, Doze, app permissions, expandable notifications and app shortcuts on the lock screen, changes to the App drawer etc.