Samsung Galaxy S6 on Sprint gets Android 6.0.1 update

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5
A Samsung Electronics Galaxy Note 5 smartphone is seen at the company's headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, October 27, 2015. Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji

Sprint has started rolling out the Android 6.0.1 over-the-air (OTA) update for the Samsung Galaxy S6.

Carrying a build number of G920PVPU3CPB6, the same update was rolled out to the unlocked variant of the Galaxy S6. However, there is no confirmation if the Galaxy S6 edge is also receiving the Android 6.0.1 software update.

The update weighs 1,235MB and users are advised to stay connected through Wi-Fi and to start the installation once their devices are fully charged. Users are expected to receive an automatic update notification, but they may also head to Settings > About Device > Software Update to check for the update.  

The Android 6.0.1 update will bring in the battery-saving Doze mode, Google Now on Tap and an updated TouchWiz interface including changes in the colour scheme of the notification drawer and new icons. It will also change the vibration pattern for calls and messages, according to SamMobile.

The Android version update news was first reported by Twitter user and then acknowledged by Sprint.

In related news, AT&T has released the monthly Android security update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. The carrier’s support page confirmed the roll out of the security update, which started March 9. The update will bring in regular security and performance enhancements.

Meanwhile, some Galaxy Note 5 users have complained of battery draining issues post the Marshmallow update. Several Note 5 owners posted complaints on the XDA Android forum after upgrading their device to Android version 6.0. Many users also pointed out issues with their Gear VR headsets failing to pair with their Samsung smartphones.