Months behind rivals, AT&T brings Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge

Mobile network operators have a well-earned reputation for being terrible at updating their devices, but AT&T is worse than most.

Months late - and after endless complaints from its customers - the carrier finally upgraded its Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow in May. In July, two and a half months after BlackBerry said carriers would release Marshmallow for its Priv, AT&T finally got around to rolling that update out. You can probably see a pattern forming here.

It's now been eleven months since Google originally released Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and AT&T is still dragging its feet in upgrading its devices. Sprint managed to deliver the update to Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 as far back as March, followed by Verizon and T-Mobile in June - but once again, months behind the pack, AT&T is only now beginning its rollout for that device.

It's much the same for the Galaxy Note Edge. Verizon and T-Mobile both upgraded that handset to Marshmallow in June, but as ever, AT&T is months behind its rivals.

For both the Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge on AT&T, the update includes not just Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow itself, but also support for video calling, advanced messaging and Wi-Fi Calling.

Given the age of the two handsets, it seems unlikely that they'll be upgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat, the latest version of the OS that began rolling out last month.

Source: AT&T - 1 / 2 | via PocketNow

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