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Some Galaxy S5 owners are getting an early Marshmallow upgrade again

by Killian Bell | January 24, 2016January 24, 2016 1:00 pm PDT

Samsung is yet to officially rollout a Marshmallow upgrade for any of its Galaxy smartphones, but some have already received them prematurely. Two months after a Galaxy Note 4 owner received Android 6.0 early, a Galaxy S5 owner has bagged the upgrade.

Samsung is expected to make Marshmallow available to its latest devices any day now, and it has already begun beta testing the software with a small number of Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge owners. But it is clearly close to releasing the software for other devices, too.

French blog FrAndroid has already received Android 6.0.1 on one of their Galaxy S5 handsets carrying the SM-G900F model number. The release includes Android’s latest security patch dated January 1, plus a whole bunch of new features and improvements.


Samsung has made some nice design improvements to TouchWiz for Android 6.0, and added new Google features like Now on Tap and Android’s revamped permissions system.

It’s unclear how this update was made available early, or how many Galaxy S5 owners have been able to download and install it — but the screenshots above confirm FrAndroid’s claims are genuine. This suggests Samsung is close to making this update officially available to all.

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Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...