Some Marshmallow updates like to keep users guessing and Samsung’s newest Galaxy devices will make you have to wait for a while too. Android 6.0 updates were supposed to hit Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ in December, but the update is not here yet.
In some leaked documents we found out that the two devices will get the update sometime in February. Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have also been delayed with updates coming sometime in February/March. Galaxy S5 will receive its Android 6.0 update in April, if we are to believe leaks.
The update situation is pretty complex, at least when it comes to Samsung, who has tons of devices which function on numerous carriers. This makes their update a complex and long process. Since Samsung does not offer any guidelines on when they release their updates, we cannot expect any kind of apology on delays either.
If you have one of the aforementioned devices and you are waiting for an update, you will just have to wait for a little while longer.
Samsung has not released an official list yet, but online sources say that they know which devices from this OEM get an upgrade to Android 6.0 Marshmallow next year. The aforementioned list includes 12 devices, mostly high-end smartphones, that will get their well-deserved update in 2016. Some devices will get the update later next year.
List of Samsung devices that will get an update to Android 6.0:
Galaxy Note 5
Galaxy Note 4
Galaxy Note 4 Duos
Galaxy Note Edge
Galaxy S6 Edge +
Galaxy S6 Edge
Galaxy S6 Duos
Galaxy S5 Neo
Galaxy S5 LTE-A.
Considering that a new flagship will come out in 2016, it is nice to see older devices getting the update.
Apart from the aforementioned devices, some older or less-premium-looking devices will get an update to Marshmallow sometime next year. These include:
Galaxy Tab A
Galaxy Tab S2 8.0
Galaxy Tab S2 9.7.
Just in case you have one of these devices and are still thinking about upgrading or not, now you can make your decision based on the OTA news.
Of course, take everything with a grain of salt, because this is not official Samsung news. This could be totally or partially true. It can be completely bogus as well.
Samsung Pay is finally on the Play Store, and if you own one of the four devices that can support it, you can go ahead and download it. The app is now also available on Google’s Play Store. It’s been out for a while now, but you could only download it from Samsung’s own app store.
Availability on Google Play Store does not make Samsung Pay available to more devices than before. You can use it only if you have a Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Note 5.
The sad part is that the Play Store version of the app will prompt you to download the more recent version from the Samsung page. This could be a gimmick from the OEM to make you more invested in the app and to let you know it is available and that you can use it.
The mobile payment method is available on US carriers such as AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, US Cellular and Sprint. The installation is free and you will get more and more places to use the app in the coming days, including Starbucks. Give it a look below:
Samsung is bringing Samsung Pay to Verizon customers. With the latest support from Verizon, Samsung has expanded Samsung Pay’s commercial availability to consumers on all major U.S. wireless carriers, including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
Verizon customers with the Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy Note5, and Galaxy S6 edge+ will be able to download and install the Samsung Pay application from Google Play beginning Oct. 21 at 12:00 PM ET.
Launched on September 28 in the United States, Samsung Pay is a simple and safe mobile payment service that works almost anywhere you can swipe or tap your card. Samsung Pay is compatible with most existing and new terminals, including most magnetic stripe, EMV and NFC terminals. That means Samsung Pay works at more places than any other mobile payment service.
Nana Murugesan, VP of Strategy and Operations, Samsung Electronics America released to the following statement on the new partnership with Verizon: “We are proud to partner with Verizon to bring Samsung Pay to Verizon customers. With Samsung Pay, Verizon customers will be able to shop like yesterday and pay like tomorrow. With the widest acceptance of retailers, Samsung Pay works almost anywhere you can swipe or tap your card.”
Let me know if you plan on covering Samsung Pay’s partnership with Verizon, or if you need any additional details.
Samsung has a major event going on the day after tomorrow, but one of its most precious new entries has already been accidentally revealed. The most important devices rumored to make an appearance at the August 13th event are the Galaxy Note 5 and Edge 6 Plus, and the second one has been already revealed.
Samsung’s new curved phablet is indeed a larger version of the Galaxy S6 Edge as it boosts the screen to 5.5 inches. The Galaxy Note 5 is rumored to have a 5.7 inch screen, which means you will have lots of sizes to choose from when you pick your device, along with the already established S6 flagships.
The info comes from the French Samsung site, where a pre-order page for the Edge S6 + has been released. The device seems to be paired with a headset and three months of Google play music for free. This appears to be a limited offer to possible customers who pre-order between the 21st of August and September 4th.
Even if the writing is rather small, we can discern that the new screen size is on its way to the phablet. Samsung will be holding the Unpacked event in two days and it’s almost a given that the Edge 6 + and the Note 5 will be presented then and there. We will just have to wait for a few more hours.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge + were leaked in photos previous to their launch. Considering that Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have been a huge success for Samsung, these new devices could be a second success because they basically use the same recipe S6 used.
If you have seen a Galaxy S6 Edge, you will definitely recognize the Edge +. It has the same rounded edges as the first device and is basically a bigger version of it. The curved display is accompanied by the same fingerprint scanner button on the front. The device will have the serial number SM – G928A and it will have Android 5.1.1 right out of the box.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has really thin side bezels and a somewhat bigger fingerprint scanner than the other Galaxy 2015 devices. Not many details are given or can be discerned from the photos, but it is supposed to be closer to the S6 in design than other Note phablets.
There’s still some time before the official launch of the devices, so many more leaks can show up until then. Stay tuned!
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Iron Man edition is here for all of your super-heroic pleasures. The perfect device for all hardcore Iron Man fans out there is finally here (in some parts of the world at least, anyway) and it is clad in red and yellow, as any Marvel fan would know. The colors are not all the change you get, as the device sports a huge IM helmet logo on the back plus a custom software theme to match the Avengers’ leader.
The S6 Edge Iron Man is now official as Samsung is launching it at home, in South Korea, on May 27th and it will launch in Hong Kong and China as soon as next month. This phone is completely customized and it is a 64GB S6 Edge version highly different from the Avengers casing sported out elsewhere on the internet. This device comes with a free customized wireless charging dock that resembles Iron Man’s arc reactor core and free headphones and a clear case.
Software-wise, everything has an Avengers vibe and specific graphics can be seen in the SMS and dialer apps as well. There is no news regarding price at the moment, but considering that the usual S6 Edge costs well over $900 USD, this one may prove to be much spicier in this price tag choice. Most of us non-billionaire playboys with a knack for saving the world will not afford one unless we sell our souls perhaps. There is no news on a global launch either so we may not even have to.