Android device updates: T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 update brings battery life improvements, security fixes

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 6 Nov 2015

The wheels move slow on the Android update wagon, but at least they turned favorably for the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 this week. 

It’s not getting Marshmallow, but it picked up some key updates that should give you a smoother experience. You’re also getting that monthly security fix for your Nexus device, which is one of the perks of going all .

Each week, we compile all the major software updates to hit the Android ecosystem, including phones tablets on U.S. carriers, unlocked phones, Android ar smartwatches, Android TV devices. Making sure your device is running the latest available software is a good housekeeping practice, ensuring you have the latest features with fewer bugs gaping security holes.


Galaxy Note 5: It looks like you’re getting security fixes, enhancements to the Samsung At rk service, battery life improvements, implemented VR support. ile T-Mobile’s update site doesn’t show the file as available, several others over at Android Central shared screenshots to confirm they were seeing the update l on their phones.


Monthly security update: The November patch is here for Nexus devices. is now delivering a monthly security update, a needed response to Stagefright a growing number of malware issues. You can see if you have the latest patch by going to Settings > About.

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Nexus devices now tell you if you’ve received the monthly security update.

The over-the-air update should hit your device soon, or you can get the factory image from . If you go that route, keep in mind you’ll be wiping your device starting anew.

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HTC One M8: There hasn’t been an official word from HTC, but many ay ition owners are sharing that Marshmallow has come to their phones. HTC’s hardware prowess pure Android has been a great combination in the past, so enjoy your tasty Marshmallow treat when it arrives.

Android distribution numbers

Dashboard update: Marshmallow has made its debut in ’s monthly report of the Android distribution numbers. It’s only .3 percent, but it’s a start.

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Marshmallow is a tiny sliver, but at least there are enough devices to debut on the chart.

There wasn’t a ton of movement with the other versions of Android: llipop is still on about one-fourth of all devices. However, Marshmallow is off to a faster start compared to the release of llipop, which could be a result of the quick rollout to Nexus devices the popularity of the 5X 6

You can get the full rundown on the Android Developers site.