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Months after early pre-release versions of the software allegedly appeared on some Galaxy Note 4 units, the official Android Marshmallow rollout has started.

Several of SamMobile’s readers informed the site that the update is rolling out for the Exynos-powered N910C variant of the 2014 flagship. Likewise, Dutch Samsung blog, GalaxyClub corroborates those reports. The update apparently weighs in at a hefty 1.3GB and brings the software up to version 6.0.1. What’s more, it comes with the April Android security patch which was only released by Google a few days ago.

As previous rumors suggested, the Marshmallow update brings with it some features across from the Galaxy Note 5. Most notably, Note 4 users will be able to take notes on the lock screen while it’s in standby. Other updates, as usual, include the ‘Doze’ standby power-saving feature and more granular app permission controls. There’s no mention of whether or not Samsung included the ability to ‘adopt’ MicroSD cards as internal storage, but we’re presuming — given its stance with the S7 — it won’t be featured in any of its phones.

While Sprint has already pushed out the software to its own Note 4 users, we’re yet to see Marshmallow become available on any of the other US carriers. We’d like to imagine that this means it won’t be long before Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T follow suit, but we’ve been around long enough to know that some of the network providers like to drag their heels a little. As an example, T-Mo’s software updates page says the that the carrier has agreed to support the software update, but it hasn’t progressed further in to testing as of yet.

 

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