Android 6.0 Marshmallow is set to be a part of the upcoming version of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S smartphone, but before that the current versions—the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge—will get the update first. The version will hit phones today with other devices getting update a bit later down the line.
As is the case with Android updates, the only thing that is usually confirmed is the day the update will start rolling out. Other than that, Samsung says that it is up to when specific carriers in different markets are ready to get the OS out to Galaxy S6 phones.
In Android Marshmallow, the trademark Google Now feature gets even more power via “Google Now On Tap.” This allows for searches within the current app being used. From there Google Now presents cards showcasing a variety of information and suggestions in relation to the app. There is also Android 6.0 Marshmallow’s battery saving ability which users of previous Android versions are eager to get their hands on.
Competitor LG has Marshmallow on its G3 and G4 smartphones—released in spring 2014 and 2015 respectively. Late last year, the G2 phone was rumored to pick up the update after positive benchmark performances appeared online. On the Samsung side of released devices, only the S6 family are confirmed to pick up the update with a specific date given while the S5 branch of devices scheduled to receive it as well.