Galaxy S5 Starts Receiving Marshmallow Update

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung has started rolling out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to its 2014 flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5.

The update is currently rolling out to the L model of the Galaxy S5, the model that is available in Korea. The update is expected to hit other models available in other regions around the world in coming weeks.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow brings several features including Google Now on Tap, a feature that improves upon Google Now’s context awareness and Doze, a feature that boosts battery life by shutting down/putting to sleep unused apps among others. Samsung’s customizations add several features including an entirely new version of TouchWiz that also includes some new more rounded icons.

Other Samsung flagship devices from past years like the Galaxy S6 family and the Galaxy Note 5 have already received the update. Samsung’s latest flagship devices, the S7 and S7 Edge, ship with Marshmallow on board while the Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge from late 2014 are on course to get the update soon.


Via Sammobile