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Android 6.0 Marshmallow now rolling out to Galaxy S6

Just ahead of the announcement of the Galaxy S7 this month, Samsung has begun rolling out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA update for those using the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge. The update has officially landed in the UK this week and while it is currently limited to two smartphones, it will begin to spread to more smartphones and tablets soon.

The update brings several new features to Samsung’s devices, including Now on Tap, which allows Google Now to access information gathered inside more of your Android apps to present you with better results. There is also a feature called Doze, which will allow for better power management on the software side, which should have the knock-on effect of your device lasting longer between charges.

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Those using the Galaxy S6 Edge will have a few more ways to customize their device as now folders or specific functions like the Torch can be added to the edge of your screen. You can also choose to have your ten most-used apps display along the screen edge as well.

Samsung’s Marshmallow update will likely spread out in waves so it may take a couple of days to land on your specific device, particularly if your network likes to mess around with updates before pushing them out.

KitGuru Says: The Galaxy S6 is getting replaced with the S7 slightly quicker than most expected but hopefully the device will continue to have decent software support following on from the Marshmallow update. Do any of you currently own a Galaxy S6? Has your update arrived yet? 

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