Tomorrow, Google will formally announce Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and according to one major carrier, the new OS may begin rolling out as soon as next week. But as Android device owners know all too well, it's common for such updates to take months to roll out to their devices, if at all.
Indeed, with the very latest Android update soon to get its official unveiling, AT&T has finally got around to rolling out an update that was first compiled over five months ago.
As Android Police reports, Android 5.1.1 has now been made available for Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 edge on AT&T. The first factory images of 5.1.1 were compiled in April, and Samsung got around to releasing its version of the update for the two handsets in mid-June.
But for reasons known only to the carrier itself, AT&T left its Galaxy S6 and S6 edge on Android 5.0.2 for a further three months, before releasing 5.1.1 in recent days. The update appears timed to coincide with next week's launch of Samsung Pay; along with other US carriers, AT&T has been updating its high-end Galaxy handsets to configure them for the new mobile payment feature.
Source: Android Police