Samsung tipped to bring “major update” to Galaxy flagships; could it be Marshmallow?
Android 6.0 Marshmallow is just around the corner, and from the language Google used on its announcement for the company’s upcoming September 29 event, we’re about to see the debut of the first Marshmallow smartphones very soon, indeed. And while the new Nexus phones may give us our first shot at Marshmallow, when can we expect updates for our existing phones? That answer sounds like it could be “soon” for Samsung’s 2015 flagship handsets, as a new rumors arrives claiming that Samsung’s hard at work on developing a “major update” for the Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, and Galaxy Note 5.
To be fair, though, there’s no direct evidence just yet that this update is definitely Marshmallow – it’s supposed to be a pretty big one, well beyond just some simple bugfixes, and Marshmallow is the most obvious thing that fits that description. That said, it’s possible that Samsung’s instead cooking up something based on Android 5.1.1, but right now there’s nothing big on the horizon we know about. It’s possible that Samsung could work on bringing feature parity to all these models, but that’s just a guess.
Even if this is Marshmallow, don’t panic because you have a slightly older device like a Note 4 and your phone wasn’t mentioned as part of this rumor; it only makes sense that Samsung would prioritize its higher-profile 2015 devices. Even still, we don’t have a great sense for just when these “major” updates would be ready to go – only this report that something big’s coming for all four phones.