Verizon is proving to be no slouch when it comes to rolling out Android Marshmallow updates to its customers. Having only recently been made available for the international unlocked Galaxy Note 5, Android Marshmallow is now being rolled out to Verizon-locked models.
As well as the standard addition of Google Now on Tap, Doze mode and more granular app permissions, Verizon is including baked-in Wi-Fi calling as part of the update. Customers need to activate Advanced Calling in order to make use of this new feature and can do so by heading to Settings>Advanced Calling>Activate Advanced Calling. Once this is activated, customers can activate Wi-Fi calling by heading to the same settings menu and activating Wi-Fi calling.
Verizon customers will also now be able to make use of the advanced Live Broadcasting features:
- You can access Live broadcast by tapping Camera > Mode> Live broadcast
- Create a shortcut on home screen for quick access to this cool feature. You can do so by tapping on the checkbox “Create shortcut on Home screen” on the welcome screen or go to Settings> Create shortcut
- Send Live broadcast invites to contacts not saved on your phone. You can now enter a phone number directly when you tap on Invite button.
Verizon notes that there is one app removal: Amazon’s Appstore. That means if you want Amazon’s third party app portal on your Note 5 after the update, you’ll need to download and install it manually.