The Samsung Galaxy S6 for AT&T is just the latest in a line of Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates to the Galaxy smartphone line. The Samsung Galaxy S7 has been updated in basically all iterations – as well as the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. All of the Samsung Galaxy S and Note smartphones released in the past could of years should be getting updates to Android 6.0 Marshmallow before the end of this year – unless you’re very, very unlucky.
If you’re working with a Galaxy Note 5, you should be getting an Android update to Marshmallow within the next week or two. AT&T and T-Mobile USA should have their updates already, while Canadian carriers like Telus, Bell, and Rogers should have their updates immediately if not soon.
Back at the beginning of this month (April 2016), the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 had its second – SECOND – update to Android Marshmallow (6.0.1 in that case) in South Korea. If you’re in South Korea with a Galaxy Note 5 and you still don’t have Marshmallow, something might not be entirely right.
This afternoon it’s been suggested by Samsung’s update page that the Galaxy S6 for AT&T will be getting its update to Android 6.0.1 this week. You might even be skipping 6.0 – imagine that!
To check if your Galaxy smartphone has an update available, follow the directions right here:
1. From the Home screen, tap Apps
2. Tap Settings .
3. Tap the SYSTEM tab.
4. Tap About device .
5. Tap Software update.
6. Tap Check for updates > OK.
7. If a system update is available, follow the prompts to download and install the update.
As we mentioned earlier this month, the Samsung Galaxy S5 – yes, five(!) – has appeared in Wi-Fi Alliance listings for Wi-Fi testing with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. That does not mean that all Galaxy S5 units will see that update, but it DOES mean that Samsung is or has been testing.