Samsung is expected to make Marshmallow available to its latest devices any day now, and it has already begun beta testing the software with a small number of Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge owners. But it is clearly close to releasing the software for other devices, too.French blog FrAndroid has already received Android 6.0.1 on one of their Galaxy S5 handsets carrying the SM-G900F model number.Samsung recently conducted a beta test in which it allowed people with unlocked variants of the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge to test a beta build of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. This beta program was not open to any other Samsung device but that didn’t stop the Marshmallow beta from being sent out by mistake first to a Galaxy Note 4 and then to a Galaxy S5. It appears that this has happened yet again, a lucky user in France has received the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update by mistake on the Galaxy S5.
It’s unclear how this update was made available early, or how many Galaxy S5 owners have been able to download and install it but the screenshots above confirm FrAndroid’s claims are genuine. This suggests Samsung is close to making this update officially available to all. The security patch date in this release is listed as “1 January 2016,” which indicates that this isn’t a build that’s meant for public release and it possibly may not even be final yet. No other device has received an update as yet with the January security patch. The user received this build on the Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) over-the-air and we can see from the screenshots that the firmware does look legitimate, it doesn’t appear to be a port of the firmware previously released in the beta test. Samsung has not yet revealed when it’s going to start releasing Android 6.0 Marshmallow for its handsets but many expect that it shouldn’t take more than a couple of months from now.
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