Samsung has begun rolling out Android Marshmallow to their 2014 flagship, the Galaxy Note 4. This update brings the phone’s software to version 6.0.1 and weighs a hefty 1.3GB, so be sure to download this update over Wi-Fi. The update also includes April’s security patch which came out just a few days ago.
According to both SamMobile and GalaxyClub, users are reporting that the update is showing up on Exynos-powered N910C variants of the Note 4 ready for them to download, which they are now doing. These customers are also reporting that Marshmallow brings over all the normal features of Android 6.0.1 like Doze mode, more flexible app permissions, and Now on Tap (however no adoptable microSD card storage which isn’t present on any of Samsung’s devices running the software anyway) alongside a few extras like the ability to take notes on the lock screen while in standby mode, something that’s only been found on the Galaxy Note 5 until now. We don’t have a Note 4 unit to test Marshmallow out on, so if you find anything else notable about Android 6.0.1 for the 2014 premium handset, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hopefully, more carriers in the US like Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile will soon start pushing out Marshmallow to Galaxy Note 4 units locked to their networks as, so far, Sprint’s been the only one to do so. And while carriers like to sometimes drag their heels in the mud before rolling out an update like this, I think it’s about time for them to man up, bite the bullet, and send Note 4 users Android 6.0.1.