Samsung’s Pushing Out Android Marshmallow to Unlocked Galaxy S5s Internationally

Samsung Galaxy Phone S5. Photo: Josh Valcarcel/WIRED

Just when you thought they were done with it, Samsung has started pushing out Android Marshmallow to the Galaxy S5, something that’s now two years old. Unlocked models in Korea with the number SM-G900L will see the update first, with other countries like the US receiving the update some time in the near future… hopefully.

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Android 6.0.1 is the official version number of the update for the GS5, with such features as Doze mode and more manageable app permissions making their way to the 2014 Samsung flagship. Notably, Samsung opted out of the option to make microSD cards act as internal storage with the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, so don’t expect such a tool to be present in this software upgrade either. However, there is a reason apparently, and that’s because of performance issues… at least according to the company.

To find out if you’ve received the update yet on your device, head to Settings > About phone > Software Updates. If there’s an update available that weighs a lot, be confident that this is Marshmallow.




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