Official Android Marshmallow rollout begins for Samsung Galaxy S5 in Korea
One of the primary objectives of Samsung’s software support team these days has to be bringing all Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Edge+ and Note 5 units, regardless of model number, regional availability and carrier exclusivity, up to date as soon as possible.
At the same time, since OTA Android 6.0 deliveries have started for all the above in select territories around the world, you’re probably wondering what device might be next. There were only a handful of qualified candidates, of course, including the Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge, and ultimately, you shouldn’t be surprised to hear it’s the Galaxy S5 that’s treated to the relatively early M makeover.
Strictly in Korea for now, and on a single local network (LG Uplus), but unlocked international variants at the very least will likely follow suit in a few weeks tops. We have no official changelog to bring to your attention yet, though we know the revised OS version is 6.0.1, and it contains all the March security patches in addition to your Doze mode, your Google Now on Tap, granular app permissions, and general performance enhancements.
Mind you, we’re talking a phone released in spring of 2014 with KitKat pre-installed, then subsequently bumped up to Lollipop, which will no doubt greatly benefit from its last major update before it reaches end-of-life status.
Available on eBay for as little as $260 back in January, the Samsung Galaxy S5 starts at roughly $300 in the US today, a fair price to ask for a Full HD 5.1-incher with a water-resistant body, quad-core Snapdragon 801 power, 2GB RAM, 16MP photography prowess, and 2,800 mAh battery.