Galaxy S6, S6 edge: Samsung finally kicks off Android Marshmallow rollout

The wait for Android Marshmallow could soon be over for owners of Samsung's higher-end handsets.
Written by Liam Tung, Contributing Writer

Android Marshmallow has started to arrive on Samsung's flagship smartphones, such as the Galaxy S6, in their home market, South Korea.

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Samsung has finally started rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to its current flagships, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.

Nearly four months after Google pushed out Android Marshmallow to its Nexus devices, its latest mobile OS is arriving on Samsung's flagships in their home market, South Korea, according to Sam Mobile.

That move should mean owners of the hardware in other markets will see the Marshmallow update arrive soon.

As usual, it's taken several months for handset makers to release the latest version of Android. As of January 4, Marshmallow accounted for a tiny 0.7 percent of all devices connecting to Google Play. However, with Samsung rolling it out now to its flagships, that figure should rise in coming weeks and months.

A recently leaked document revealed that Samsung plans on releasing Marshmallow between February and April to its current flagships, as well as to the Galaxy S5, Note 5, S6 edge+, Note 4, and Note Edge.

HTC UK also kicked off its Marshmallow update to unlocked One M9 devices last week, and said it would soon roll out the update with select carriers. In the US, Marshmallow has also arrived for the HTC One A9 on AT&T and Sprint.

LG, the company behind Google's Nexus 5X, announced back in October that it had started rolling out Marshmallow to its G4. But that upgrade was limited to users in Poland.

It hasn't announced further markets yet and as recently as two weeks ago launched new mid-range K Series handsets that ship with Android Lollipop.

Sony has announced Marshmallow will be available for its Z5 range and other Xperia devices, but the company has not said when the update will arrive. Its most recent updates have brought certain Xperia devices up to date with Google's January security patches for Android.

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