Proper Android 6.0 Marshmallow rollout begins for Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge
For a second there, we feared Samsung’s “next big thing(s)” would go official before their predecessors moved to the newest Android iteration. Thankfully, that doesn’t seem to be the case after all, at least in South Korea.
Sorry, Western-based Galaxy fans, the king of global smartphone shipments continues to give its domestic customers preferential treatment, following up Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge’s Marshmallow beta test with an official over-the-air Android 6.0 dispatch.
Since the UK was the only other market the experimental software builds were available in, we’re guessing that’s where final M goodies will hit next, though Samsung could always have a change of heart at the last minute.
It’s also possible the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Note 5 shall receive their respective makeovers earlier in Europe or North America, given they are the latest entries in the company’s high-end roster. Bottom line, Samsung has a lot of work to do on the update front, and not much time to do it all before riots start.
There are no words yet on how much Marshmallows for the Korean Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge weigh in, but our guess is at least 1GB each. The stock package is pretty hefty to begin with, containing numerous battery life, security and general performance improvements, while TouchWiz sprinkles various other UI tweaks on top, going a little lighter on “bloat” than ever before. Sounds quite enthralling, doesn’t it?