Back in May I posted that Samsung had released their Android Marshmallow update for the Galaxy S5. AT&T, it seems, just now got around to releasing it. During the same week that Google released Nougat, the US carrier released Marshmallow for the S5 and S5 Active on their network. That’s a full three months after Samsung released and just shy of three months since Verizon released it for S5’s on their network.
Come on AT&T, get with the program.
If you have a Galaxy S5 or S5 Active, you should be seeing the update come to you via an OTA update. The update is about 940MB so you will certainly want to be on Wi-Fi to download it. Once you have it downloaded, the install including reboots should take about 30 minutes. So all in, likely 45 minute to an hour to upgrade completely.
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Good news Samsung Galaxy S5 users who are on T-Mobile: Android Marshmallow is coming your way. T-Mobile has updated the Software support page for the Galaxy S5 on their support site and have indicated that the update to the latest version of Android is starting to roll out to devices today. The builds you are looking for are G900T3UVU1GPE1 OR G900TUVU1GPE1 depending on your device model and when you update, you will be moved to Marshmallow 6.0.1. You will also need to download the update over Wi-Fi as it weighs in at just over 1GB in size.
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If you are looking for a great deal for a back up phone or maybe a phone for the kids, you can pick up a great deal on a refurbished Samsung Galaxy S5 today over at Amazon. Right now you can pick the phone up in either black or white for $159.99. That is a savings of 80% off the full retail price when the phone was released. The phone is unlocked so you will no problem getting it to work on either AT&T or T-Mobile here in the States.
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