Almost a month has passed since the guys from Google have officially announced the final version of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow. As expected, the Nexus devices have received this new update first and other devices are expected to be upgraded to the new OS in the upcoming months.
Since the Android 6.0 Marshmallow final code has been released, Samsung can already start working on the OTA update for its devices. Like any other OTA updates, the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA update for Galaxy S5, S6, Note 4 and Note 5 will be released in phases. With other words, once the OTA update is available for one of these devices, there will be no estimated time of when this update will come to your device, as it will depend on many things such the region where you live in or the carrier your device is connected to.
Usually, when a new Android OTA update is available for your device, you get a notification, but you can also check to see if the update is available by going to your device’s Settings->About Phone->System Updates->Check now for update.
The Android 6.0 Marshmallow comes with many new features such as the new app permissions system or the Doze application which improves the battery life of the device. The new Android OS will also make the Google’s personal assistant even smarter with the “Google Now On Tap” feature, which will allow the assistant to see relevant information about what’s on your screen without leaving the application.
For example, if you’re talking about an upcoming movie with someone on Hangouts, by launching the Google Now On Tap Feature (by long-pressing the home button), you will receive information about the movie’s release date, imdb rating, wiki page and more.
The Android 6.0 Marshmallow also comes with fingerprint reader support, which will allow you to use the new Android Pay feature or to make payments on Google Play Store.
The Android 6.0 Marshmallow also allows you to automatically make an app data backup every 24 hours. This way, all your app data, settings and games will be saved to the cloud via the Google Drive feature. However, you should keep in mind that there is a limit of 25MB per app. The Android 6.0 Marshmallow also allows you to use the microSD card as the default storage and it comes with the RAM manager.
The Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the Galaxy S5, S6, Note 4 and Note 5 devices will probably be released sometime before the end of 2015 or in early 2016.