Verizon’s Galaxy Note 5 starts receiving Android Marshmallow update
Verizon’s Galaxy S5 became the first Samsung smartphone variant in the US to get Android 5.0 Lollipop when it arrived in the US, but the carrier had to recall the update and re-release it at a later time due to some problems. Now, though, Verizon is making headlines again: this time, it is the first American carrier to release the Marshmallow update for the Galaxy Note 5.
The Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for the Galaxy Note 5 will bring the software version to VRU2BPB2 (build number MMB29K). The update includes the 200+ new emoji Google brought to its Nexus devices when the update was first released several weeks ago. In addition to the new emoji, and Google’s own Google Now On Tap, Doze Mode, detailed battery stats, customizable permissions, and so on.
Verizon brings its own changes to the Galaxy Note 5 for its customers. One of these that we know you’ll enjoy to the fullest extent is Wi-Fi Calling, a feature that will no longer mandate worrying about your 3G/4G calling signal in some out-of-coverage areas. Additionally, YouTube Live Broadcast will now allow you to bring people in on what you’re doing, even if they’re not on your contacts list.
Amazon’s Appstore will be removed with the update, but you’ll also gain Samsung’s new and improved “squircle” icons and folder designs that’ll match what T-Mobile Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge buyers are experiencing right now. To grab Google’s latest sweet treat, head on over to System Settings > System Updates > Check for new system update. If you want to see just what you’re getting before you hit that update button, check out our Galaxy Note 5 Android Marshmallow coverage.
Have you grabbed your Galaxy Note 5 Android Marshmallow update yet? Found new features that you like? Still trying to grab your update? Glad Verizon has done this first in America? Do your thing in the comments.