Some AT&T Galaxy Note 5 units receiving beta Android 6.0 Marshmallow firmware update from Samsung

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 3 Feb 2016

Galaxy Note 5 in hand

Samsung has started rolling out the beta Android 6.0 Marshmallow firmware update for some Galaxy Note 5 owners on the AT&T network in the United States. Unlike the Marshmallow beta program for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge in South Korea and United Kingdom, Samsung did not have an open registration process for this rollout. 

Instead, the company apparently selected 200 participants randomly and sent them an email with instructions on how to install the beta update on their device.

The 1.3GB beta update carries a build date of February 2nd and features the same UI tweaks that we first saw on the Marshmallow beta firmware for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge.

Samsung has usually been fast in updating its flagship devices to the latest version of Android, but this time around, the company has been taking its own sweet time in rolling out Marshmallow to Galaxy S6 and Note 5. This was also the first time that the company has conducted a public beta test of an update before starting its public rollout.

If the Marshmallow beta test of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge were anything to go by, the Galaxy Note 5’s Marshmallow update should start rolling out sometime by the end of this month or in early March.

[Via SamMobile]