AT&T is finally rolling out Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

At the beginning of the month, Samsung updated its support site to show that the 'current' OS version available for its Galaxy S6 on AT&T was Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. This seemed like a pretty strong indication that the update would arrive imminently, which came as a great relief to many of AT&T's customers, whose frustrations were intensifying over the carrier's ongoing lack of communication on the matter.

However, the wait continued, with no update, and still no word from AT&T on its plans. But today - over two weeks later; three months after Samsung began upgrading its Galaxy S6 and S6 edge to Android 6.0.1 - and more than seven months after Google originally released Marshmallow - AT&T has finally started its rollout for both devices.

On its support forums, the carrier wrote:

Hello Community!

We can’t thank you enough for your patience regarding the Marshmallow update for the Galaxy series of phones. We know how eagerly you all have been waiting.

We can officially announce today that all testing has been completed, and we have launched the Marshmallow update for the Galaxy s6 and s6 Edge!

Please see the full details here.

You can also visit our full Marshmallow thread here for more discussion and other releases.

Thanks so much for being the best community in the industry!

AT&T's release notes for the update list the following improvements, in addition to Marshmallow and TouchWiz:

  • Adds Video Calling
  • Removes Keeper, AT&T Live, FB Messenger
  • Adds Amazon to full preload
  • Moves AT&T Mail and YP Mobile to a Virtual Preload

These are the details of the update package rolling out to AT&T's Galaxy S6...

Android version: 6.0.1
Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
​Baseband version: G920AUCU3CPD6
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-7368506 dpi@SWHD7308
Build Number: MMB29K.G920AUCU3CPD6
File size: 1.45GB

...and to the carrier's Galaxy S6 edge:

Android version: 6.0.1
Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
​Baseband version: G925AUCU3CPD6
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-7368506 dpi@SWHC3508
Build Number: MMB29K.G920AUCU3CPD6
Security Enhancements for Android: Enforcing SEPF_SECMOBILE_6.0.1_0006 Fri Apr 29 16:08:59 2016
File size: 1.45GB

Remember that over-the-air updates generally roll out in 'waves', so it may take a while for all eligible Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 handsets on AT&T to receive the update.

Source: AT&T | Thanks for the tip, Jase!

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