Verizon rolls out Galaxy S6 edge+ Marshmallow update, minor update for the Note 5
A month after updating the Galaxy Note 5 to Marshmallow, Verizon is bringing the latest version of the OS to the Galaxy S6 edge+, the Note 5’s spiritual sibling. Verizon notes that the S6 edge+ is the first Samsung device to get Marshmallow on its network – that’s not exactly true, and the carrier probably had the update ready, decided not to release it until now, and forgot to remove the incorrect text. In any case, if you have your S6 edge+ connected to Verizon, the wait for Android 6.0 ends today.
Marshmallow brings new Edge panels, improvements to the camera’s Live Broadcast feature and support for Wi-Fi calling. General Marshmallow features are onboard as well, including Google Now on Tap for instant contextual information across the operating system, Doze for longer idle battery life, and better control over app permissions. The Amazon Appstore gets the boot as a preloaded application though you can always grab it from the Play Store to continue your retail purchases.
Verizon is also pushing out a minor update to the Galaxy Note 5, with fixes for connectivity issues that have plagued the device after the 6.0 update. Both updates are available over the air and your phone will notify you when the time is right. Not willing to wait? Just head to the Settings » About device menu and hit the Update now button to grab the update right away. That won’t necessarily work, but it’s better to check yourself than wait for the update to arrive of its own accord (which can take a couple of days).