[Update: Galaxy Care APK!] Samsung is looking for beta testers for Android 6.0 Marshmallow in South Korea

Is Samsung finally taking the software update business seriously? It certainly seems so, as the Korean giant has launched a beta testing program for the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. Those using either device from carriers KT and LG U+ will be allowed to take part, with Samsung saying it wants to enhance the software experience by taking real-world usage into account.

It’s a welcome step from Samsung, a company that has been notorious for releasing software updates that cause major issues on existing devices. Taking feedback from users will be a large help to the company in making sure Android 6.0 works as well as it does once it arrives on its smartphones. It’s unclear if the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ will also be part of the beta testing program; they probably will be, though the similar hardware on all four devices means Samsung could get away with testing the updated software on only the original Galaxy S6 lineup.

Samsung Netherlands tells us there is currently no plan for such a program in Europe, suggesting this is exclusive to Samsung’s home country for now. Galaxy S6 and S6 edge users can download the Galaxy Care app from the Galaxy Apps store or the Play Store to apply for the beta test. The program will apparently go on till January 18th, which can be taken as a sign that the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge won’t be receiving the Marshmallow update at least until late January.

What do you think about Samsung’s latest move to make its software as good as can be?

Update: Here’s the Galaxy Care APK for those who can’t see the app on the Play Store or Galaxy Apps store yet. To install, simply download the file on your S6 or S6 edge and open it using a file manager to install it on your device. Make sure to enable the Unknown sources option in the Settings » Lockscreen and security menu on your phone to be able to install the APK.


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9 months 6 days ago

Is there a way to get the apk via direct download? My phone is rooted and the update feature doesn’t work. I don’t want to break root only to see that Samsung isn’t pushing the update to my device yet.

10 months 16 hours ago

I hope that samsung will release a beta for note 5. What do you think?

10 months 1 day ago

It’s all slow and belated, compared to when I had two Htc devices they had a very specific road map when devices were getting latest Android.
Don’t feel that with Samsung

10 months 1 day ago

so one hardware variant gets tested, big whoop. too little too late. i will be due for an upgrade soon. I can’t see it being a samsung device tho. the last samsung device i can honestly say that i was truly happy with was the s2.

10 months 1 day ago

Am I the only one that think the update is delayed because they’re making new emoji?

10 months 1 day ago

Probably means the S6 edge+ and Note5 will get it in January

10 months 1 day ago

Marshmallow won’t hit the S6 before February. Now I have doubts Note 5 and S6+ will get it earlier too. Samsung is really slow. They need to provide faster updates for all and not only for their expensive phablet flagships which get outdated so fast.If Samsung wants royal and happy customers they need to provide better software experience for everyone. I don’t expect 6.0 for my S6+ before late February which is sad.

10 months 1 day ago

Lol. Testing starts in January. That’s hilarious.

10 months 1 day ago


10 months 1 day ago

Еven Apple made that step long ago and did et for anyone who wishes to participate.