If you need another reason why Google should release its internal OEM and carrier rankings, look at AT&T’s rollout of Android Marshmallow for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+. The update is only now hitting customer devices after it’s been available on Verizon and Sprint for three months.
The 1.4GB update will take a while to download and brings the devices to Android 6.0.1. Marshmallow, which has many new features such as Google Now on Tap, Doze Mode, and a new apps permission models. It also features a variety of TouchWiz tweaks, including new icons and UI changes that bring the software in line with the Galaxy S7.
Marshmallow on the AT&T variant of the Note 5 was spotted all the way back in February. It’s unknown what caused the delay as the Verizon and Sprint variants received the update in March and T-Mobile’s was updated in April.
The update was officially released this morning for the G928A model of the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and N920A Galaxy Note 5. Marshmallow on a popular phablets will undoubtedly boost next month’s Android distribution numbers — at least a little bit. Currently, the latest release is on just barely over 10% of all devices.
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