Phablet fans who happen to own Samsung’s large Galaxy S6 Edge+ device must take note that it has started getting its much awaited Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. As usual, the company hasn’t announced the release officially, but reports of it having arrived in India as well as France are pouring in.
This phone has joined a number of other devices from the South Korean giant that are getting the Marshmallow upgrade. These include the Galaxy S6, the Galaxy S6 Edge and the Galaxy Note 5. And with the Edge+ too having been added to the list, all four of the company’s 2015 biggies now have the latest version of Android.
As per MobiPicker, the update is sized at 1.3GB. And since the device has a dual curved display, it comes with extra bells and whistles compared to the normal Marshmallow release for the other Samsung handsets. These include a wider edge panel to accommodate more content, a tools panel containing a ruler and a compass and more.
Here’s a neat look at the specs of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+:
– Display: 5.7-inch Super AMOLED, Quad HD
– OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow (upgradable)
– Processor: 2.1GHz octa core Exynos 7420 (64-bit)
– GPU: Mali-T760MP8
– Memory: 4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB storage options
– Cameras: 16MP rear OIS, 5MP front
– Battery: 3000mAh
– Dimensions: 154.4 x 75.8 x 6.9mm
– Weight: 153gms
– Connectivity: 4G, Wi-Fiac, Bluetooth v4.2, A-GPS, NFC, microUSB
Android 6.0 Marshmallow of course brings with it the much appreciated Doze mode which works when the device is in sleep mode to save precious battery life. In addition, this software update also includes Google Now on Tap, a feature which scans what’s on your screen to provide you with additional details about it with just a single tap. And then of course, there are the security-focused granular app permissions to take advantage of as well.
Like we said, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ devices in India and France are now receiving OTA downloads of their Android 6.0 Marshmallow releases. The update is expected to hit other regions soon.