Today Samsung announced that they are beginning the rollout of Android 6.0 Marshmallow to their Galaxy devices. As expected, the first two devices to be updated are the company's flagship Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones. According to the company, there will be announcements going forward clarifying which devices will get the update, and what timeline should be expected when one takes into consideration the carrier verification step of the process.

In addition to the new features that came to Android in version 6.0, the Marshmallow update from Samsung comes with some improvements that are specific to the Galaxy S6 Edge. Most notable is the fact that the panel is no longer limited to the 260 pixel width of the curved part of the display. It can now be expanded to 550 pixels wide, allowing for much more content to be displayed. Samsung has also added some new miniature apps of sorts, which they call quick tools. They include a compass, a flashlight, and my personal favorite for the Edge, a ruler. 

Source: Samsung

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  • medi03 - Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - link

    Full of BS your post it, young iPadawan.
    Android doesn't get slower with each version, 3.x speed up my, originaly, 2.x Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.

    Flagship Android devices aren't cheap, and wipe the floor with iThings quite often they. (I still get lolwoot feeling when I have to use an iPhone)

    Actual iPhone costs in 500-ish range, paying 100$ per extra couple of GB of flash and hitting 700+ you are, because Steve Jobbs sush an a** hole was and your pocket for this shit voted has.
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  • Speedfriend - Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - link

    I just asked the three iPhone uses around me which version of iOS they were using, none knew. One said it keeps asking me to update and I keep ignoring it, and another said iPhone 6! Reply
  • Alexvrb - Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - link

    I don't know about that. As osx points out, iOS users are usually somewhat aware of what version they're running. Average Android users aren't as in tune with what specific version they're running, or concerned with WHEN they get an update... but they often hear when other people are getting new features and their phone misses out. Likewise they know when a new update hurts their phone's performance. I know a few Android users that switched to iPhones because they were sick of updates that both helped and hurt their phone.

    In one case I tried to talk someone into a Nexus device but they were just so fed up with their last few Android phones all becoming unbearable after a few major updates. So they got an iPhone and have been happy ever since. Not to say iPhones are infallible, but barring Apple's occasional stupidity, they're pretty solid. I don't use them myself but I kind of like family using them because I don't have to play tech support as often.
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  • CU - Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - link

    LG is rolling it out also.

    http://www.androidcentral.com/verizon-now-rolling-...
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  • beginner99 - Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - link

    Yeah a Windows Surface Phone sounds interesting. Especially if driven by an Intel Chip. You could hook it up to a monitor and use it as a normal "low spec PC". Amazing would be a docking station that would also cool the phone so it throttles less. Reply
  • beginner99 - Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - link

    That's why google is moving more and more stuff away from android and into apps. So they can be updated through the store. Sadly the nexus phones aren't that great anymore as they used to be. Reply
  • extide - Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - link

    My Verizon Note 4 just barely received an update last week ... but it was to 5.1.1, not 6. Hopefully 6 will come eventually. The 5.1.1 update did actually improve performance in several areas so that's not entirely un-appreciated. Reply

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