Now that Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has officially announced the next major update for Android i.e. Android 6.0 Marshmallow, smartphone OEMs are busy preparing for the rollout of the same to their respective devices. While Google’s Nexus line has started getting the updates already, other vendors like Motorola and HTC have also announced the list of devices that will be getting the Marshmallow update.
Now Samsung, which hasn’t officially announced anything about the release date or list of devices which will get the update, is rumored to be cooking a ’major update’ for its high-end devices. Some sources indicate that the ‘major update’ will most probably be Android 6.0
According to SamMobile, the four flagship devices of 2015, i.e., Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy 6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 are on the list for the ‘major update’ that the Korean manufacturer is planning.
There is a possibility that he rumors could be wrong and the ‘major update’ Samsung is cooking would be for bug fixed for the Lollipop but given the list of the devices planned to be updated, a Marshmallow update seems much more convincing.
According to another leak, in the support page of T-Moble Samsung galaxy Note Edge is listed in ‘Manufacturer development’ section which simply means that T-Mobile and Sasmung are preparing a new software update. The list also shows other phones – Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy Edge 6 Edge+ and Galaxy Tab S2.
The new Android 6.0 marshmallow will carry with itself a number of new features like better control over application permissions, a ‘Doze’ mode for battery saving, built-in fingerprint scanner support and other improvements.
We’ll keep you updated on the status if Samsung officially announces any rollout plan for Android 6.0