SAMSUNG HAS STARTED SHOVING Google's Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system onto its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones in the UK.
The handsets are first in the queue for the upgrade to Google’s latest sweet-themed mobile software, but other tablets and smartphones will get the upgrade soon after, not that Samsung gave any details as to when exactly that will be.
Marshmallow was rolled out to Galaxy devices in South Korea earlier this month, bringing Android 6.0 features like Doze, which helps power-hungry smartphones eke out more juice from their batteries.
Other features to be bundled into Samsung's devices include the 'Now on Tap’ function, which effectively bakes Google Now into all areas of the software, letting information junkies get contextual data about a range of subjects from contacts to restaurants and films.
Galaxy S6 Edge users will also be able to have 10 regularly accessed apps on the screen edge of the handset. Support for folders and quick tools, such as the torch function, have also been added.
Marshmallow's arrival on the Galaxy range will deliver a few minor interface changes, including a fresh Notifications menu and third-party app support for the fingerprint scanner. Other than that it looks like Samsung’s fussy TouchWiz interface won’t get the overhaul for which some users had hoped.
At the time of writing, our Galaxy S6 hasn’t had its update notification yet and, with the Galaxy S7 rumoured to be on the horizon, those of you who want a side of Marshmallow with your Samsung handset might want to hold on a little longer.
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