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Galaxy S6 Android 6.0 Marshmallow update already in testing

by Jacob Kleinman | December 15, 2015December 15, 2015 4:00 pm PDT

We already know Samsung is hard at work bringing the latest version of Android to its current flagship phones. One recent leak even showed the 6.0 Marshmallow software running on a Galaxy S6, and a new benchmark suggests the update could officially be in testing.

Spotted by GforGames, a recent Geekbench post shows the Galaxy S6 running Android 6.0.1. That should include popular Marshmallow features like Now on Tap, Doze Mode and a flattened design. It may also introduce the new emoji keyboard that Google recently rolled out to its own Nexus devices.

Additionally, a separate report from Samsungviet claims to confirm that the Galaxy S6 will make the jump to Android 6.0 Marshmallow early next year. The leaked Samsung roadmap actually includes 11 different devices that should all be running Google’s new software within the first three months of 2016.

Here’s the full list:

  • Galaxy Note 5
  • Galaxy Note Edge
  • Galaxy Note 4
  • Galaxy Note 4 Duos
  • Galaxy S6 edge Plus
  • Galaxy S6 edge
  • Galaxy S6
  • Galaxy S6 Duos
  • Galaxy S5
  • Galaxy S5 Neo
  • Galaxy S5 LTE-A

The company also allegedly plans to bring Android 6.0 to four more devices in Q2, 2016:

  • Galaxy Alpha
  • Galaxy Tab A
  • Galaxy Tab S2 9.7
  • Galaxy Tab S2 8.0

That’s a pretty long list, though we assume the Galaxy S6 is a top priority along with a few other recent flagships. Hopefully Samsung can get those high-end phones running Android 6.0 Marshmallow by early January.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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