Verizon begins rolling out Android Marshmallow to Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

While the latest iteration of Google's mobile OS is only on 2.3% of Android powered devices, Verizon's variants of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge can add their names to the list, as the update has begun rolling out.

Prior to this, Sprint was the only US carrier to push out the Android 6.0.1 update to the two devices, although T-Mobile is testing it.

Here's what Verizon notes is new in the update:

  • Now on Tap anticipates what you need in the moment. With a simple tap, you can get cards with useful information and apps that feed your need to know.

  • When your device is at rest, Doze automatically puts it into a sleep state, preserving your battery charge.

  • No need to give apps access all the time. Android Marshmallow lets you define what you want to share and when. Turn permissions off at any time, too.

Live broadcast improvements

  • You can quickly access Live broadcast by tapping on Camera > Mode > Live broadcast

  • Create a shortcut on home screen by tapping Create shortcut on Home screen on the welcome screen or go to Settings > Create shortcut

  • Send invites of your Live broadcast even to contacts not saved on your phone, just enter their number when you tap the invite button.

Search from the home screen

  • New search button makes searching for apps a snap

Notification panel

  • Quick connect feature now on top of the Notification panel.

  • When the device is charging through a USB connected PC, you can change the connection mode by tapping Touch for other USB options on the notification panel.

Additional benefits and bug fixes

  • Wi-Fi Calling improvements, including backing up call logs to Verizon Cloud

  • More seamless transition from Wi-Fi to network coverage while using mobile data, including on Network Extenders

  • MirrorLink is now supported on more vehicles

  • Go90 app is now pre-loaded on your device

All over the world, we're seeing reports of the Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, Note 5, and even the S5 being upgraded to Android Marshmallow. If you're a Samsung device owner and you haven't received the update yet, there's still reason to maintain hope, even though Android 6.0 Marshmallow was originally released almost six months ago.

Source: Verizon Wireless

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