Samsung Galaxy S5 mini inches closer to Marshmallow update

While Samsung certainly did a better job than the average Android device manufacturer in pushing Marshmallow updates to today and yesterday’s flagships of late, it’s still a little disappointing to see so many otherwise solid mid-range models stuck on old-fashioned Lollipop.

But we now have surprisingly good news to report for Galaxy S5 mini owners. First of all, congrats on your patience and confidence in a discontinued two year-old 4.5-incher with only 1.5GB RAM and Exynos 3470 processing power.

It turns out you constitute a sufficiently large, devoted and vocal group of Samsung fans for software support work to continue a little while longer. As such, a Galaxy S5 mini carrying model number SM-G800F has recently been seen seeking and receiving Wi-Fi certification in an Android 6.0-powered variant.

That means an over-the-air rollout for at least the unlocked European version is likely around the corner. Of course, last-minute optimization efforts could still take a few more weeks. But it’s sure nice (and unexpected) to get Marshmallow upgrade confirmation for a phone many forgot ever existed.

And Samsung isn’t going to stop there in an attempt to spread the 6.0 love to both hero devices and non-flagships. The Galaxy J3 (2016), which just saw daylight on Verizon and AT&T with M goodies pre-loaded, will soon enough get to leave Lollipop behind internationally as well. Rejoice, cash-strapped Android enthusiasts!

Source: SamMobile

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Adrian Diaconescu
Adrian has had an insatiable passion for writing since he was in school and found himself writing philosophical essays about the meaning of life and the differences between light and dark beer. Later, he realized this was pretty much his only marketable skill, so he first created a personal blog (in Romanian) and then discovered his true calling, which is writing about all things tech (in English).