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.
While the news dominating the Android world the past 24 hours has been the release of the technical preview for Android N, that doesn’t mean that Android Marshmallow is dead and gone. Today customers on the Sprint network that have the Samsung Galaxy S6 are the latest to see the current shipping version of the OS hit their devices. The update brings the device up from Lollipop and weighs in at a hefty 1.2GB so you will absolutely have to be on Wi-Fi for the update to 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.
Today over at Amazon you can pick up another amazing deal. Right now while supplies last they have the Samsung Galaxy S6 with 32GB of onboard storage for only $489.98. That is a saving of just over $400 off the regular price. There isn’t much you probably don’t know about this fantastic phone from Samsung but here are some of the highlights for you.
- Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57 Processor
- 3GB RAM/32GB
- 16MP Rear Camera/5MP Front Camera
- 5.1″ Super AMOLED Quad HD display at 1440 x 2560
- GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
- LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850)
The unit that is on sale at Amazon at this price point is the white version while you can pick up the gold version for about $10 more. The phone is unlocked so you can use it on any GSM carrier.
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.