Samsung Galaxy S6 Gets Marshmallow Before Newer Brethren Note 5

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Word is out that Verizon finally rolled out Android 5.1.1 Lollipop to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, and to keep the good news rolling, Samsung released a beta version of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.

A few weeks ago, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge received the Android 6.0 Marshmallow beta, but it was limited to a couple of owners who participated in the program in the UK, which means that the update didn’t reach US users. It was geared toward visual improvements, Google Now on Tap and Doze – no surprise there, as this is a major update after all.

On that note, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow would seem like a minor update at first glance, not to mention that it’s a beta, but it actually came with a ton of upgrades here and there, which is quite unusual. Check it out here below (just an extract though):

1. Additional Quick Settings toggles for Private Mode in the status bar.

2. A new set of emoji characters.

3. In fingerprint identification, vibration occurs only when it’s not recognized.

4. A new “Install Overnight” option, where an update installation can be set at night between 2:00 and 5:00 a.m.

5. A customizable Edge panel, where its transparency and size can be adjusted (it can also be updated with new ones online).

This list is definitely not exhaustive yet, so to get a better look of things, watch the video SamMobile uploaded below.

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