Slow and steady: Android Marshmallow spreads to T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5

It’s been roughly a month and a half since Sprint surprised its older, more devoted customers with an unusually early OS promotion to Android 6.0 for the ancient Galaxy S5 and S5 Sport, and at long last, T-Mobile follows the Now Network’s suit today.

Of course, Magenta can’t update the GS5 Sport, seeing as how it never carried such a model of Samsung’s spring 2014 flagship, instead “only” sending Marshmallow goodies over-the-air to the standard Galaxy S5 version.

The one made entirely of plastic, not metal or glass, with no rubber around its edges, but protected against water immersion and dust interaction nonetheless, capable of microSD storage expansion, as well as easy battery removal, Full HD content displaying, and 16MP photo capture.

In other words, a legendary phone bound to spark nostalgic feelings among yesteryear’s Android power users, made better, faster and smoother courtesy of “device slowness” fixes, the newest security patches, Doze Mode, Google Now on Tap, granular app permissions, and minor but noticeable UI tweaks.

Verizon and AT&T are still late to the Android M-enhancing Galaxy S5 party, though both operators have pulled their weight as far as other Samsung handhelds are concerned.

Interestingly enough, T-Mo continues to sell the 8.1mm-thin 5.1-incher more than two years after its commercial debut, albeit in certified pre-owned condition, and at a $300 price that feels a little steep compared to some recent, limited-time deals you can always expect to come back.

Source: T-Mobile Support

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