The update comes right before the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge’s unveiling.
Samsung has started rolling out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge globally, a few weeks after the update went live for the company’s home market of South Korea. The rollout comes a mere few days before the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are set to go official, and Samsung says it will continue to announce availability of Android 6.0 for other devices in its lineup on a per-device basis in the near future.
Android 6.0 brings new features like Doze, Google Now on Tap, and a permissions system for apps that requires users to grant access for each feature an app would want to use. Samsung is also bringing changes of its own, including a new system theme, new functionality for the Edge screen on the Galaxy S6 edge, and numerous changes to how the interface works. Like most updates, Marshmallow for the two devices should be rolling out in stages in the next couple of weeks. Samsung isn’t saying anything about the Galaxy Note 5 or the Galaxy S6 edge+, but the two devices should be next in line for Marshmallow.