Marshmallow rollout for Galaxy Note 5 begins in Asia, should spread to Canada soon

Samsung has not only been annoyingly slow in sending over-the-air Android 6.0 packages to even its best handhelds, but it’s also managed to inflame customers with a lack of transparency regarding update plans.

We have no idea exactly when to expect very recent flagships such as the Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ to make the Marshmallow move, while the global rollout for the GS6 and S6 Edge is technically underway, though it sure doesn’t look like it.

Meanwhile, unofficial reports have been coming in of various carrier-specific beta tests and seemingly unintentional, weird M spills for devices unlikely to get proper, finished new software until several months from now.

The latest (sort of) good news hails from distant Cambodia, where it seems the SM-N920C variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is able to pull stable, silky smooth Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA. Chances are other Asian countries will join the party soon, whereas in Canada, one of the three nation-leading operators expects to be in a position to dispatch the upgrade on March 9.

Telus says its “Android M update + security update” shall go out to the Galaxy S6 Edge+ the very same day, oddly followed by an S6 Edge OS promotion on March 16, and the standard S6’s system bump only on April 13.

That’s pretty much the textbook definition of chaos, but any movement is better than no movement on the software support front right now.

Sources: SamMobile, MobileSyrup

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