Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge get Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow beta update

Samsung has always been slow when it comes to bringing minor Android version bumps to its smartphones and tablets, but it looks like the company is doing things a little better with the Android 6.0 beta that it released for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. Both devices are getting an update that brings them up to Android 6.0.1 and includes a slew of changes and new features.

Since this is beta software, the changelog is unsurprisingly rather large. The update includes additional quick settings toggles for Private Mode in the status bar, new emoji, and improved visibility of notification panel icons. Samsung is also changing the way vibration works when the device is locked with a fingerprint – users will now only get vibration feedback if their fingerprint is not recognized. With 6.0.1, the phone also has a new ‘Install overnight’ option that will install an update at night between 2 to 5 AM. Furthermore, after the phone restarts once the update is installed, it now shows a full-screen image for the part where it optimizes apps upon first boot.

There’s also an entirely new interface for the Edge screen settings. Users will now find an ‘Edge panels’ option in the settings, with an easier and more intuitive way of enabling and disabling Edge screen panels (for example, you can simply tick or untick a panel instead of going into each panel’s settings and using the on/off switch). You can also set the Edge panel’s transparency and size, and download new ones online. There’s a new Tasks edge panel that lets you set shortcuts to functionality inside apps, such as composing a new message, adding a new contact, or composing an email, and more. You can even add profiles for various settings based on your location, such as putting the phone in power saving mode when you’re at work, muting all sounds, and quite a lot more.

Android 6.0.1 brings quite a lot to the table, especially the Edge functionality that has been sorely lacking on Samsung’s Edge smartphones after the Note Edge. This hasn’t brought us any closer to knowing when the official update will roll out, but if you are using the beta, go grab the 6.0.1 update. If you haven’t gotten a notification yet, head into the Settings » About device » Software update menu.

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Babbon
9 months 16 days ago

Will Samsung use the android marshmallow fingerprint API or keep using it’s own fingerprint SDK (the one used currently in S6/Edge)?

jide ofor
10 months 19 days ago

Is there any hope for 6.0.1 in February for note 4?

minhajneki99
10 months 20 days ago

when my samsung galaxy s6 will get android 6.0 update in india?
pls reply fast cant wait for it

mrdanial01
10 months 22 days ago

waiting for 6.0 any idea when samsung going to release update

vagrik1997
10 months 28 days ago

If i flash United Kingdom BTU frimware. That’s impossible to update to Android 6 Beta?

bumblebee1978
10 months 28 days ago

Apple IOS 9.3 Beta 1 has on updated Samsung till thinking. so idiot

MartinF15
10 months 27 days ago

Who cares about apple. Samsung is yet to release the update you have to just wait for it to come.

magrospic
10 months 28 days ago

I’m confused?!

hadi younes
10 months 28 days ago

So how can I get this update on my SM-G925F Galaxy s6 Edge ?

MartinF15
10 months 27 days ago

Just wait for it to be released

Faisal 123
10 months 28 days ago

please samsung make this touchwizz for galaxy s5 series …pelase its humble request

Lampson
10 months 28 days ago

A closed beta, and what I’m certain will be the last update, no samsung pay for my 925f. Goodbye Sammy meet your new home via ebay!

MartinF15
10 months 27 days ago

Only cuz you dont the beta it doesnt mean that you have to sell your phone.Just wait for it.Samsung is not the only company that hasnt released android marshmallow for their flagships.Htc,Sony etc…

ahmadsameh57
10 months 29 days ago

And this update has a new boot animation

danandco
10 months 29 days ago

I managed to uninstall car mode on marshmallow beta. An update was offered which wasn’t compatible. Is there any way to reinstall it?

geops
10 months 29 days ago

Lockscren effects n weather missing again???

harinsheth
10 months 29 days ago

Oh god…who were saying that samsung has bad software…maybe less software optimizations…but have the best software FEATURES ! I hope they make NOTE 6 WITH EDGE

MartinF15
10 months 27 days ago

Hmm it has a great software optimization.

prsten
10 months 29 days ago

please can anyone tell me how to get the beta update? i have the s6 edge sm g925f, there is nothing to flash on the firmwaresection, what should i do?

adam.kirby5
10 months 29 days ago

I’m afraid that you had to be quick with the Beta programme. You had to download the Galaxy Care app from the Galaxy Store and follow the Beta programme instructions. Unfortunately this shut down ages ago. I’m on the Beta for Marshmallow and if I’m honest, it’s not an Earth-shattering change.

There are a few changes that I love, but there are also many changes that are just minor and not that important.

acme anvil
10 months 29 days ago

Is this only for the existing beta users or has the beta program been expanded? Unclear in article.

adam.kirby5
10 months 29 days ago

This is ONLY for the users who managed to get access to the Beta programme. It has unfortunately shut down now and I don’t think they plan to re-open it. I think from here it is just going to be the full release when it’s ready. So I’m sorry.

If it’s any consolation, the changes from 5.1.1 to 6.0 – 6.0.1 are very minor. Some are great and I love them, but most are just minor bug fixes etc. and not that interesting.

DLock
10 months 29 days ago

I don’t have the permanent beta program notification with 6.0.1 anymore is it still beta!….

MartinF15
10 months 27 days ago

Yes it is

Matthaus79
10 months 29 days ago

I suggested they got rid of that. Bloody annoying!

Looks like they listened:)

mani0608
10 months 29 days ago

When it comes to updates Samsung is known for its inability to keepup to the plans. There is no word yet on the update for note 5. I know there are some Samsung psychos here will jump in to offend me as if I have blamed one of their family member but I don’t give a SHIT about it. By now SAMSUNG should have provided the date for marshmallow update for note 5, which they claimed to be their “FLAGSHIP PHABLET”.

MartinF15
10 months 27 days ago

Just wait for it like the others.

TodesUrteil82
10 months 29 days ago

Is this world wide and for those with mobile devices with carriers too? Or is it just a certain area like the UK etc?

Ruwin Daniel
10 months 29 days ago

Why isn’t there any news about marshmallow for the note 5??

ShivamChatak
10 months 29 days ago

When is the official release for Andrpid 6.0 for S6? any expected date.

furkanndk
10 months 29 days ago

Why only supports g920f? Please tell us the update on all models? You are a shame. Please provide updates to all S6 models!

MartinF15
10 months 27 days ago

WHEN THE BETA ENDS EVERY S6 AND S6 EDGE OWNERS WILL GET 6.0.1.I HATE PEOPLE LIKE YOU WHICH DONT READ THE ARTICLES AND THEN ASKING STUPID QUESTION.Ahhhhh

MartinF15
10 months 27 days ago

Ahh when the beta ends all s6 models will get 6.0.1

mhdsafran1993
10 months 29 days ago

Give edge plus update plsssssss

iroulina
10 months 29 days ago

Sm-G928F Nothing?
Very bad this..

TomasS12
9 months 7 days ago

I just now get 6.0.1 android update for SM-G928F.

MartinF15
10 months 29 days ago

Now I just hope they will soon release the final build so we can flash it :)

tiborh
10 months 29 days ago

how to flash this TO an other s6….

I was in beta….but broke my s6. purchased a new one..flash btu…but no beta program available NOW.

there is some way to install 6.0 with odin…bootloops, etc, can be fixed. ok. BUT becouse of the modified kernels, the 6.0.1 did not comes down :(.

or?

MartinF15
10 months 27 days ago

You need to live in UK to get the updated

 
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