It has been a busy week for T-Mobile and it is only Tuesday! Today the US-based carrier started the roll out of the Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 update for customers who have the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ on their network. The update, build G928TUVU2DPD1 for those keeping score at home, is a typical hefty update at 1.3GB. You will have to be on Wi-Fi in order to download it to your S6 Edge+ and as is always the case, the update requires a restart of your phone and should take between 10-20 minutes to complete.
Verizon has started rolling out the Android Marshmallow update to customers who have the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge on their network. The updates will come to users as an OTA update and it could be several days before everyone sees it. The updated version you are looking for on your device is build MMB29K.G920VVRU4CPC2 and that is the same build for either device. This update is a big one, approaching 1GB in size, so you will have to make sure you are connected to Wi-Fi before the update will download.
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.
Last week as everyone probably knows by now, Samsung introduced the GalaxyNote 5 and the Galaxy S6 edge+, their two latest editions to the Galaxy line up. The specs for both devices are impressive and you can check out the Galaxy Note 5 specs here while the Galaxy S6 edge+ specs are here. As with any new device, there are a set of new wallpapers that come with them. While I’m not a huge fan of Samsung devices, I do think their wallpapers are nice and I’ve managed to get all of them from both devices for you to download.
Along with the Galaxy Note 5 launch today, Samsung also added to their edge lineup of devices. The new Galaxy S6 edge+ is a larger, 5.7″ HD display version of the S6 edge. Internally it is identical to the Note 5 which makes sense both from a production perspective (same components on two devices equals lower production costs) and for consumers (want a stylus or the edge component?). Like the Note 5, The Galaxy S6 edge+ is available for preorder now and will start shipping on August 21st. It will come with 32GB of storage for $814.99 while the 64GB will cost an eye watering $914.99. They can be preordered from AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and retailer Best Buy.
Last week Samsung announced during their earnings call that they would be dropping the price on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge to more accurately reflect the market and prop up sliding sales. It seems that those prices may be coming to market already. T-Mobile has updated their site to reflect a $100 drop in price on Galaxy S6 and Galaxy 6 Edge 32GB and 64GB models while the 128GB models have dropped a full $200. These are for non-contract full purchase of the phones and if you do the math, the higher memory devices are a really good deal right now.
If you have a Samsung Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge and use T-Mobile as your carrier here in the United States, today is a pretty good day. The Lollipop 5.1.1 update is streaming down to your device starting today and with it comes several bug fixes and feature improvements to make the experience a bit better. The update is coming via OTA (over-the-air) so you can either wait for your Galaxy S6 to let you know the update is available or you can force the issue. Go to Settings>General>About device>software update and manually check to see if the update is there for you. The update is a bit slow in rolling out so you may have to check a few times but you will get it soon.
This is an interesting story and one that is a bit troubling if it turns out to be a larger issue. Over at Android Pit, they have had an interesting failure on one of their Samsung Galaxy S6 devices. Specifically, the glue that holds the back on the device has begun to fail and the back is literally peeling off.
The question of course is this a one-off or is this pointing to a larger manufacturing problem.
The team over at Android Pit where quite clear in their post that the device had not been exposed to dropping, heat, water, etc. In other words it had been taken care of so there was no reason for this to start happening.
Read the full article over at Android Pit and give me your thoughts here or on Google+ or Twitter.
I would also be very curious to hear from anyone (as I’m sure the AP team would as well) of anyone else who has seen this problem on their Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge.