Verizon isn’t always the fastest US carrier when it comes to releasing Android updates for the handsets it sells, in fact it’s usually one of the slowest. But that’s not the case for the Samsung Galaxy Note5 as it turns out.
Big Red is already rolling out the update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow for Samsung’s premium phablet, just a couple of weeks after the new software was first released anywhere in the world. That’s some fast turnaround indeed.
Aside from all the goodies that Google’s packed into Marshmallow, the update also brings with it certain improvements to Live Broadcast and Wi-Fi Calling for HD Voice users. The Amazon Appstore will no longer be preinstalled (thus dropping the number of app stores on the device to ‘just’ two).
As always, this one is bound to be a staged rollout, so it might take a few days for it to reach your particular Note5 unit. If you’re impatient, you can always force your handset to manually check for the new software by going to Settings > About phone.
If, on the other hand, you own an HTC One (M8) bought from Verizon, you are mere days away from seeing Marshmallow on your device too. HTC VP Mo Versi has announced that the rollout will begin on March 7, which is this coming Monday.