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Leak reveals when the Galaxy S6 and Note 5 will get Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 9:11PM EST

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Google’s Android 6.0 update might be the best Android OS version to date, but many users who aren’t Nexus owners are still waiting to receive it for their devices. Even those Android fans who purchased top-of-the-line hardware last year have yet to receive the Marshmallow update, including Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5 buyers.

A new leak offers release date details for the update and it covers Samsung’s 2015 and 2014 flagships.

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According to a leaked document seen by Mobipicker, you’ll have to wait a few extra weeks or months for getting your Android 6.0 update on Samsung’s best smartphones yet.

The Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 Edge+ will get the Android 6.0 upgrade in February or March, with the phablet version set to receive it first.

The Galaxy Note 5 is also slated for a February release, although specific release dates aren’t available at this time.

The Galaxy S5, meanwhile, will be updated to Android 6.0 either in March or April, just like the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge – see the following leaked table.

What’s clear though is that Samsung is already testing these Android builds, even if it’s not ready to roll them out. As SamMobile reports, an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow version for the Galaxy S5 has been sent out by mistake to at least one user, and the release appears to be genuine.

As for upcoming devices, the Galaxy S7 is supposed to run Android 6.0 right out of the box. Set to be unveiled at MWC 2016, the smartphone is rumored to launch on March 11th.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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