Android Marshmallow for Galaxy smartphones
Samsung prepares for Android Marshmallow rollout for its Galaxy series Getty Images

The latest Android treatment is not too far for Samsung's Galaxy branded phones, as a leaked roadmap reveals the rollout status for them. While Galaxy phones capable of receiving Marshmallow surfaced earlier, we now have an apparent timeline for the rollout.

An internal document obtained and shared by TimesNews suggests that Samsung will make the update available in phases. The first phase includes Samsung's high-end flagship Galaxy models such as Note 5, S6 Edge+, S6, S6 Edge, Note 4, Note edge, S5 and Galaxy Alpha. The update has been approved for a majority of the phones in this list expect the S5 and Alpha which are still waiting to receive approval.

As for an estimated time of arrival of Android Marshmallow, the rollout starts with Note 5 and S6 Edge+ in December whereas owners of S6 can S6 Edge might expect it in January 2016. The rollout for Note 4 and its curved screen variant Note edge is slated in February.

Android Marshmallow for Samsung Galaxy phones

The second phase of the rollout is scheduled for a host of Galaxy A and E series devices such as Galaxy A8, A7, A5, A3, E7 and E5. All these models are in the queue for the update approval with no mention of the date of availability. The rest of the Galaxy range will receive the update in third phase of the rollout, which will begin after initial testing.