Google showed us the newest flavor of its mobile operating system, android 6.0 marshmallow at its annual I/O conference. The statistic chart recently revealed that android 6.0 marshmallow was running on 0.5% of all the android devices. That is a bit disappointing considering the fact that android 6.0 has been available for more than 3 months.
Samsung is the top OEM android manufacturer with lots of devices. Samsung usually prefers to update its high end devices first before bringing the latest update to the other devices in its portfolio. We can now confirm that the marshmallow update is in works for most of the high end devices that saw the light in the past year and will be available in the first quarter of 2016.
The list is as follows
- Samsung Galaxy Note 5 – Q1, 2016
• Samsung Galaxy Note Edge – Q1
• Samsung Galaxy Note 4 – Q1
• Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Duos – Q1
• Samsung Galaxy S6 – Q1
• Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ – Q1
• Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge – Q1
• Samsung Galaxy S6 Duos – Q1
• Samsung Galaxy S5 – Q1
• Samsung Galaxy S5 NEO – Q1
• Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A – Q1
• Samsung Galaxy Alpha – Q2
• Samsung Galaxy Tab A – Q2
• Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 – Q2
• Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 – Q2
The newest upcoming devices such as the galaxy s7 will come with the android 6.0 or 6.0.1 but Samsung isn’t leaving the older devices in the dust and intends to update them sooner than later. The update will bring a host of new features that include better battery life, system stability and Google’s excellent now on tap integration. Along with the android 6.0 comes the updated touchwiz. Samsung is changing the colour pallet of the notification bar and is also including additional features such as performance enhancement and bringing the note 5’s s-pen abilities to the note 4.
We eagerly await what Samsung has cooked up for the next major android update.