galaxy-s5-blue

It may be two years old, but that doesn’t mean Samsung is going to completely neglect the Galaxy S5. As it turns out, the Korean tech giant has just started pushing the Android Marshmallow update to S5 (SM-G900L) users in Korea.

According to SamMobile, Galaxy S5 owners with unlocked devices running on LG Uplus’ network started receiving the Android 6.0.1 update from yesterday which — along with the major OS refresh — came with a number of performance improvements and bug fixes.

While Android Marshmallow brings with it the ‘Doze’ mode feature for much better battery performance, as well as the more granular app permissions, Samsung opted not to make use of its ability to adopt MicroSD card storage as internal memory. At least, it did with the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, so it’s unlikely it’ll be included with the S5. LG, likewise, chose not to include the adoptable external storage feature in the G5, citing performance issues as its reason for omission.

There’s no word on when other international models, or US models of the Galaxy S5 will receive the latest publicly available version of Android. Let’s hope this Korean release signals an imminent global rollout.

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.


Check out 9to5Google on YouTube for more news:

You’re reading 9to5Google — experts who break news about Google and its surrounding ecosystem, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow 9to5Google on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our exclusive stories, reviews, how-tos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel

About the Author

Cam Bunton's favorite gear