Current announcement concerning the future of the Android operating system was enough to kick everybody’s craving for sweets into overdrive. By announcing that Android 6.0 ‘‘ M’ would be called Marshmallow, Google guaranteed that enjoyment levels for the future of the platform were once again raised. Samsung has actually now hijacked that excitement and jumped onto the Marshmallow bandwagon by apparently announcing a list of its Galaxy devices that it plans to update to Android 6.0 when the time comes.
Google has taken the step of announcing Android 6.0, but the business is yet to officially announce a real projected release date for the software. That in itself means that we have no concrete idea of when the new age of Nexus devices will begin delivering with Android Marshmallow pre-installed, not to mention when a variety of existing Samsung devices will actually gain from the update. Smartphone producers and mobile carriers alike do need to prepare themselves for the launch at some time this fall, so it’s excellent to see Samsung being ahead of the curve this time around.
Apparently the South Korean company has not only “validated” the list of devices that will certainly benefit from the upgrade, but also that the list is an exhaustive one definition that the company has no strategies to extend it in the meantime. If your smartphone or tablet isn’t really on the list below then the chances are it will not be getting an update:
- Galaxy Note 5
- Galaxy Note 4
- Galaxy Note 4 Duos
- Galaxy Note Edge
- Galaxy S6 Edge+
- Galaxy S6 Edge
- Galaxy S6
- Galaxy S6 Duos
- Galaxy Alpha
- Galaxy Tab A
The most significant miss out on in this list is Samsung Galaxy S5, which was just launched a little over year ago in 2014.
Any Samsung supplied Marshmallow upgrade would of course be the maker modified version rather than the Google offered “native” alternative that remains unaltered. This would imply that the devices above would take advantage of the upgrade, however would also “benefit” from the added inclusions that Samsung, and other manufacturers for that matter, prefer to bundle into the Android OS prior to pressing out an update.
As formerly discussed, there’s no official release date for Marshmallow simply yet however it’s expected to release sometime this fall. The continuation of the Android platform is undoubtedly most likely to present a load of new functions and enhancements that will eventually benefit the end-user and compliment the ever growing list of powerful hardware that is making it to the market.