Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge starts receiving Marshmallow in Europe

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A hostess displays the Galaxy S6 edge (L) and Galaxy S6 smartphones at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event before the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona March 1, 2015.
A hostess displays the Galaxy S6 edge (L) and Galaxy S6 smartphones at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event before the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona March 1, 2015. Reuters/Albert Gea

Google’s latest mobile operating system, the Android 6.0 Marshmallow, is finally available for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge in Europe. Following the company’s distribution pattern of firmware releases, the update rollout has started in Poland.

T-Mobile has started rolling out the firmware update to Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge in Poland, which is the second country after South Korea where the update has rolled out. This release comes after Samsung pushed out similar update for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge in the company’s home country by the end of January.

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All the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge owners in Poland are expected to get automatic over-the-air (OTA) update notification for installation. If not, they can even manually check for the update in Settings menu. Go to Settings > About device > System Updates > Check for updates.  

Last December, the Korean tech giant launched a beta testing program for Marshmallow update for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. Through this program registered testers were able to get a hang of the pre-released version if the software.  

The update will bring in standard features of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. A leaked internal file (Consumer Consultant Guide) reveals all the new features that the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge owner would enjoy, once the handsets receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow, as reported by SamMobile.  

The file mentioned that Galaxy S6 and S6 edge owners will see the lock screen clock positioned at the centre after the update. A new collection of emoji will also be available after the firmware update.

Customers can also enjoy an enhanced battery life with the new Doze mode, which helps the device to be in the sleep mode while it is idle. The Doze mode stops all the background activities and inactivates apps which are not in use for a while, thus reducing power usage.

The Apps permission will give the user better control over apps. The owner can grant permission as well as modify granted permissions for using apps at any point of time. 

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