Samsung plans to bring Google’s latest mobile operating system specifically to the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge for now, with other Galaxy devices to follow soon. The company will make separate announcements for OS updates to each market “according to market situations and carrier requirements,” according to its statement.
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T-Mobile is already offering the update over-the-air for the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 Edge+, according to its Software Updates webpage. A report from SamMobile in October 2015 ago also shows that AT&T, Sprint and Verizon have been working on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow updates for the Galaxy S6 lineup.
The announcement comes as no surprise. Last Friday, AT&T and T-Mobile began rolling out Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow updates for the LG G4 flagship smartphone as an over-the-air download. Tomorrow, Verizon is also expected to release the update for the HTC One M9. Additionally, next week is Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona, Spain, where Samsung, LG and others are expected to announce their newest flagship devices for 2016. It makes sense from a business standpoint to ensure users of current flagship devices receive support for the latest operating system prior to new hardware being announced.
Nevertheless, we will watch for more updates as wireless carriers roll out Android 6.0.1 updates to flagship 2015 devices over the next several weeks, as this is a “transition period” for device manufacturers to begin announcing 2016 flagship successors with a larger focus on hardware capabilities and design improvements.