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Topic # 192068 25-Feb-2016 19:29
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Wondering if anyone has been offered the Marshmallow Update on S6 yet? According to the Samung site:

 

Samsung Electronics plan to provide the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update starting with Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge on February 15, 2016, and other GALAXY devices will soon follow.

 

This implies that it should have been available now for a couple of weeks...


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  Reply # 1499375 25-Feb-2016 19:32
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I imagine the 15th was when they started to release the rom to carriers who will then modify, test and then pass back to Samsung to release


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  Reply # 1499379 25-Feb-2016 19:38
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I think you will find its the G920F that is getting the updates which have started in Europe already. If you have the G920I like I do then they haven't started anywhere.

 

 

 

Keep an eye on Sammobile for 920I or if you have the 920F download the latest and flash it using Odin





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  Reply # 1499406 25-Feb-2016 20:24
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jeffnz:

 

I think you will find its the G920F that is getting the updates which have started in Europe already. If you have the G920I like I do then they haven't started anywhere.

 

Keep an eye on Sammobile for 920I or if you have the 920F download the latest and flash it using Odin

 

 

Thanks - yeah I do have the G920I so will just have to wait. Didn't know about that site but will bookmark now!


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  Reply # 1508060 8-Mar-2016 12:50
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I asked Spark when their S6 update will be pushed and recieved this reply-

 

We don't have an ETA for for the upgrade at this stage I am afraid. Once we receive the device software from Samsung we then need to test it to ensure compatibility with our network. Once we are confident it will all work smoothly we will then push the update to your phone.
Cheers ^Aidan

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1508119 8-Mar-2016 14:18
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You can always count on Samsung not releasing a major update to current flagship ahead of their pending flagship release, the trend seems to be to hold off new OS for new handset and then roll updates out to older models 2 or 3 months later :(


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  Reply # 1508122 8-Mar-2016 14:22
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Carrier testing does not take long and what @wade has written is also good info

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  Reply # 1508283 8-Mar-2016 16:44
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Current indications coming from Sammobile are that the S6/Edge will be completed this month. For the moment only G920F updates are available.

 

 

 

 

 

To be honest it matters not a jot as it works fine as is, and thats coming from a serial flasher (ROM's) I haven't even got root access on this phone.





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  Reply # 1512880 14-Mar-2016 11:22
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Anybody knows when OTA update is going to be available from new zealand carriers?


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  Reply # 1517322 22-Mar-2016 03:50
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Vodafone Uk pushed the update to my S6 Edge last week, may have been available the previous week.  Not sure as my phone was off for the week.

 

So far, so good


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  Reply # 1517333 22-Mar-2016 07:10
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We have not seen it for testing yet

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  Reply # 1519631 25-Mar-2016 13:46
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I see that they have started releasing Marshmallow for the G920I, only in Nepal and India but its only a matter of time

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1519636 25-Mar-2016 14:08
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I see that they have started releasing Marshmallow for the G920I, only in Nepal and India but its only a matter of time


 


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  Reply # 1519999 26-Mar-2016 13:06
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As an iPhone user thinking of shifting to Android, I got a Moto G 2nd gen a few weeks ago to try out ($200 from Noel Leeming)
It prompted me with the Marshmallow update last week, which impressed me as the phone is about 3 years old.
But reading this thread confuses me, I thought S6 was the main/flagship android phone but it still doesn't have Marshmellow. This is really different to Apple.

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Android and iOS are different in that Android serves as the base to what can pretty much be called a bunch of different operating systems.  When an update to Android is released, all that means is that companies which have their OS's based on Android can create an update for their own flavour and release it.  This obviously takes additional time beyond the basic Android release.  The more customised the OS, the longer it takes to update.  Samsung's TouchWiz OS is a relatively heavy modification of Android and is on a very large range of devices, and as such it tends to take them longer than most to get the latest Android version on their phones.  

 

Motorola's version of Android isn't too different from base, so they can release it faster.  

 

If you had a Nexus device, it runs stock Android, and would get it basically the day of the Android release.  This is the closest comparison to Apple devices and iOS.


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  Reply # 1520273 27-Mar-2016 09:29
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Android and iOS are different in that Android serves as the base to what can pretty much be called a bunch of different operating systems.  When an update to Android is released, all that means is that companies which have their OS's based on Android can create an update for their own flavour and release it.  This obviously takes additional time beyond the basic Android release.  The more customised the OS, the longer it takes to update.  Samsung's TouchWiz OS is a relatively heavy modification of Android and is on a very large range of devices, and as such it tends to take them longer than most to get the latest Android version on their phones.  


Motorola's version of Android isn't too different from base, so they can release it faster.  


If you had a Nexus device, it runs stock Android, and would get it basically the day of the Android release.  This is the closest comparison to Apple devices and iOS.


Thanks, I will check out the Nexus phone.

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