Samsung has started rolling out the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for Galaxy S5 users on LG Uplus in South Korea. The roll-out in Korea suggests users of the device in other regions will soon get get the update.
The upgrade currently seeding to all SM-G900L Galaxy S5 models brings the latest version of Google's open-source operating system , in addition to a multitude of bug fixes, stability improvements and speed optimizations. The update also brings along the March security update patch for the device.
A leaked document last year showed a roadmap for Samsung models due to receive the Android Marshmallow update. According to the dates indicated in the document, the update for Galaxy S5 should be out by April. That means a global roll-out can be expected by the end of this month of early next month. For users in the US, however, most updates will be carrier-specific.
The Galaxy S5 is a relatively older model. More recent models like the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5 have already got the Marshmallow update. Samsung appears to be on track to roll out the update to some more older models like the Galaxy A8.
New features of the Marshmallow update include an improved doze mode, better notifications experience, enhanced app permissions, and overall bug and stability fixes, as well as performance improvements.