After keeping the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge users waiting for a couple of months for the Marshmallow update, T-Mobile has finally released the new firmware for these devices. These phones are finally being upgraded to Android Marshmallow with an over the air update. It’s worth pointing out that two other major telecom operators in the US, including Sprint and Verizon have already rolled out their Marshmallow updates for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge recently.
The Android Marshmallow update for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge comes with enhanced privacy with new app permissions, improved performance, enhanced system stability, new emojis support, and more. The update also comes with the new battery saving Doze mode, which kills background activity of apps when the phone is in standby mode to extend overall battery life. It’s worth pointing out that after the latest firmware update, some apps like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram are no longer built-in.
The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge’s Marshmallow update tips the scale around 1.3GB, and is being rolled out over the air. If you haven’t received the update yet, then you can also do a manual check for the latest firmware by going to the Settings > About Phone > and tap on software update.