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

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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
1 year 10 months ago
Babbon

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
1 year 11 months ago
jide ofor

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

minhajneki99
1 year 11 months ago
minhajneki99

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

mrdanial01
1 year 11 months ago
mrdanial01

waiting for 6.0 any idea when samsung going to release update

vagrik1997
2 years 4 days ago
vagrik1997

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

bumblebee1978
2 years 5 days ago
bumblebee1978

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

MartinF15
2 years 4 days ago
MartinF15

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

magrospic
2 years 5 days ago
magrospic

I’m confused?!

hadi younes
2 years 5 days ago
hadi younes

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

MartinF15
2 years 4 days ago
MartinF15

Just wait for it to be released

Faisal 123
2 years 5 days ago
Faisal 123

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

Lampson
2 years 5 days ago
Lampson

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
2 years 4 days ago
MartinF15

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
2 years 5 days ago
ahmadsameh57

And this update has a new boot animation

danandco
2 years 5 days ago
danandco

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
2 years 5 days ago
geops

Lockscren effects n weather missing again???

harinsheth
2 years 5 days ago
harinsheth

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
2 years 4 days ago
MartinF15

Hmm it has a great software optimization.

prsten
2 years 5 days ago
prsten

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
2 years 5 days ago
adam.kirby5

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
2 years 5 days ago
acme anvil

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

adam.kirby5
2 years 5 days ago
adam.kirby5

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
2 years 5 days ago
DLock

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

MartinF15
2 years 4 days ago
MartinF15

Yes it is

Matthaus79
2 years 5 days ago
Matthaus79

I suggested they got rid of that. Bloody annoying!

Looks like they listened:)

mani0608
2 years 5 days ago
mani0608

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
2 years 4 days ago
MartinF15

Just wait for it like the others.

TodesUrteil82
2 years 5 days ago
TodesUrteil82

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
2 years 5 days ago
Ruwin Daniel

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

ShivamChatak
2 years 5 days ago
ShivamChatak

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

furkanndk
2 years 5 days ago
furkanndk

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

MartinF15
2 years 4 days ago
MartinF15

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
2 years 4 days ago
MartinF15

Ahh when the beta ends all s6 models will get 6.0.1

mhdsafran1993
2 years 6 days ago
mhdsafran1993

Give edge plus update plsssssss

iroulina
2 years 6 days ago
iroulina

Sm-G928F Nothing?
Very bad this..

TomasS12
1 year 10 months ago
TomasS12

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

MartinF15
2 years 6 days ago
MartinF15

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

tiborh
2 years 6 days ago
tiborh

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
2 years 4 days ago
MartinF15

You need to live in UK to get the updated

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