Samsung has started rolling out the Android 6.0 update for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge in its home country, a little over a month after the company launched a Marshmallow beta test for its first metal and glass flagships.
The update is currently going out to the S6 and S6 edge on SK Telecom, though other major South Korean carriers shouldn’t be far behind with the rollout. There are reports of the update also making its way to devices in Germany via Samsung’s Smart Switch software for desktop; it should also go live in the UK sooner or later, given it was the only market where the beta test was launched other than South Korea.
Marshmallow for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge brings major features like Google Now on Tap and advanced control over app permissions, in addition to a new system theme that changes aspects like the backgrounds in the status bar and the quick settings toggles. The update also brings the ability to control shutter speed in the camera, which Samsung introduced with the Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+.
Speaking of the Note 5 and S6 edge+, it remains to be seen when Samsung will bring Marshmallow to its latest flagships. Given their similarities to the S6 and S6 edge in terms of hardware, it shouldn’t take long, and hopefully the upcoming launch of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge won’t result in Samsung delaying things a bit.
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