After months of delays and after many other manufactures have rolled out Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 to their devices, Samsung has finally started releasing it for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge… if you live in South Korea.
The news of the release came out late on Friday of last week and while there is no indication of when it will hit the rest of the world, it hopefully won’t be long. The UK will likely see the update first given that country was part of the beta program for the release.
The release will be welcome news to S6 and S6 Edge owners who have been waiting a long time to get the bug fixes and other improvements that are in the 6.0.1 release. As I and countless others have posted on, the
delays speak to a larger problem with updates in the Android ecosystem where manufactures and carriers don’t have a real sense of urgency around them (HTC and T-Mobile being notable exceptions).
The Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 update brought a fair amount of bug fixes and other tweaks to the platform. You can read about all the changes here but the highlights include unicode 8 emoji, double-tap camera access and the return of Do Not Disturb.