On the heels of Samsung unveiling the ‘Next Galaxy’ on February 21st at Mobile World Congress – which is expected to be the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge – the company has announced the start of the global rollout of Marshmallow for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge.
A press release indicates that select countries will start to receive Android 6.0 today. First up seems to be Korea and Poland, but Samsung says it plans to “make separate announcements on details of OS updates schedule for each market according to market situation and carriers’ requirements.”
We have reached out to Samsung Canada for further clarification as to when Marshmallow will arrive here.
Marshmallow is the latest version of Android and was officially unveiled in May. The new operating system features Google Now on Tap, an upgraded app permissions manager, native support for fingerprint sensors, Doze battery saving capabilities, and a new app drawer.
Samsung did point out in a separate blog post that Galaxy S6 edge users will receive “enhanced edge screen and new edge screen features,” with the launch of Marshmallow. The company says the side panel of the edge, which is where users access shortcuts to their favourite apps, will be expanded from 260 pixels wide to 550 pixels, in order to enable more content to be displayed. Users will have the option of loading in ten apps instead of five.
In addition, a partnership with Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo! Sports and Yahoo! News will see stock reports, scores, and the latest news come pre-loaded with the OS upgrade.