The latest version of Samsung's Android 6.0 Marshmallow update list has leaked, indicating the release dates for the OS update to the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, Galaxy S5 and others. The new list brings some changes from the previous schedule, notably the Galaxy Note 5, which has been moved back from imminent to Q1 of 2016.
The leaked schedule also indicates that the Galaxy S5, previously reported to be receiving the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update in April 2016, has been moved up a bit to sometime in Q1 of 2016, which encompasses the first three months of the year. The complete list of devices also expected to receive their Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates in Q1 are: the 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 S5, Galaxy S5 Neo and Galaxy S5 LTE-A.
The leak also indicates that four devices, one smartphone and three Samsung Galaxy tablets, will receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update in Q2 of 2016. Those include the Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy Tab A, Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and Galaxy Tab S2 9.7. Those devices had been reported as awaiting approval in the prior schedule, with no ETA provided, so if the latest leak is to be believed, they are now officially approved.
The prior schedule also had some bad news for owners of two of Samsung's aging former flagship handsets. Both the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Note 3 were listed as not having been approved for the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update, indicating that the devices will remain on Lollipop. The lack of mention of either of these devices in the latest leaked schedule appears to further confirm the end of the road update-wise for the S4 and Note 3.
The leak, which emerged from Samsung's Vietnam affiliate, appears to be credible, but has not been officially confirmed. The dates of release are also estimated, and can and will change as Samsung continues the Android 6.0 Marshmallow development process.