Samsung has started rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge Plus globally after users in South Korea and Poland received the update. The rollout follows months of beta testing of the latest Android version.
The South Korean company also confirmed that other Galaxy devices compatible with Marshmallow will soon follow suit. For compatible models, Samsung is expected to make separate announcements with details of OS updates and the release schedule for each market.
The Marshmallow update brings unique edge screen and new edge screen features for the Edge 6 and the Edge 6 Plus. For instance, the apps edge feature on the devices has been improved as the pixel size of the panel has been increased from 260 pixels to 550 pixels. This will allow users to enjoy richer content with the expanded panel also providing the ability to incorporate images and easier readability.
The Apps edge — a panel of one's most frequently used apps — has also been upgraded. Users can now add ten apps instead of five. Besides single apps, users can add entire folders for maximum smartphone organization.
As for the People edge feature, the new update allows users to arrange their most frequented contacts in a single area. These contact names will now be displayed below the photographs synced with them.
Other devices scheduled to get the Android 6.0
Earlier, a few AT&T Galaxy Note 5 owners in the US were able to access the Android 6.0 Marshmallow in what looked like a beta testing phase for the device. This means that all Galaxy Note owners can also expect the global rollout soon.
A leaked document in November 2015 had mentioned which Samsung devices will get the Marshmallow updates. These included the Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy S5, Galaxy A8, Galaxy Tab S 10.5, Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and the S6 Edge Plus.
Some other models were listed as waiting for approval, such as the Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A7, Galaxy J7, Galaxy J5 and Galaxy Alpha. Models that are not receiving the latest update for sure are the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4, Galaxy J1, Galaxy Tab A 9.7 and Galaxy Tab A8.