Awhile back we reported on Samsung’s Android Marshmallow rollout plan, and so far they have kept to it for the older Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge devices. However, the phablet flagships in the Galaxy Note5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ were seemingly ignored as February came and went without any updates for our local users.
However, a recent report by TheIdealMobile reveals that the Galaxy S6 edge+ has begun receiving OTA updates for the sweetest version of Android yet.
According to the report, their Galaxy S6 edge+ received a large 1.33GB system update with the following update details:
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In the notes, the biggest highlight is the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS upgrade, but you do also get a bunch of improvements that come with the OS like a new TouchWiz and the advanced power saving mode.
According to the report, you also get new edge functionality which we went into detail here, similar to the kind of experience you receive on the brand new Galaxy S7 edge. There is a note towards the end where Samsung says that Android 6.0 Marshmallow doesn’t support the Decrypt device function. Should you want to disable encryption, you should do so before upgrading as the option won’t be available after upgrading. Simply head into Settings > Lock screen and security > Other security settings then select Decrypt device.
We’re not sure if this update will hit all devices simultaneously, but if you’re keen you can check if you have the update by going to Settings > About device > Check software Update. If you’ve already received this update, do let us know what you think of it in the comments below.