Samsung might soon start rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to its Galaxy S6 smartphone as some screenshots showing the new OS on the handset hit the Web. The images purportedly show the Galaxy S6 running Android 6.0 Marshmallow with new TouchWiz UI design.
As per the screenshots shared by a user on Weibo (now removed) (via Sammobile), the Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based TouchWiz UI on Galaxy S6 includes a grey background with blue-coloured icons in the Quick Toggles panel under Notification tray. Besides the inclusion of more whitespace and a flat-design, the update also makes the icons in the notifications look sleeker.
One of the leaked images also show the Galaxy S6 camera to include shutter speed control in the camera’s Pro mode. Users can also tweak with the ISO, exposure, white balance, and other manual settings.
Last month a list showing Samsung’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow update roadmap was leaked online. As per the roadmap, the tech firm will start pushing the latest Android versions next month, with theGalaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ smartphones first in line. The list adds that the company will release the Marshmallow update for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge in January. The Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge are claimed to receive the update in February. Unfortunately, there is no time frame for the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the Galaxy Alpha and Galaxy S5.
Some of the new features of core Android 6.0 Marshmallow update include revamped app permissions; Google Now on Tap feature; new Chrome feature that will change the Web experience for Android users; new ways to handle Web links; Android Pay mobile payment system is now official with Android M; new fingerprint APIs for developers to add into their apps, New Silent feature for sound and vibrate mode as well as a ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode to block all sounds or only alarms and notifications, and battery saver features called Doze that will make Android devices smart about managing power.