Canadian carrier Telus has confirmed an approximate release date of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow software for a number of Android devices.
Samsung has started rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge from mid-February but individual carriers are yet to confirm a software update release date for their versions of the Samsung handsets.
The Korean company has not announced the Android 6.0 Marshmallow roll out date for other Galaxy devices.
"Samsung Electronics plan to provide the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update starting with Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge on February 15, 2016, and other GALAXY devices will soon follow," says Samsung.
Canadian carrier Telus has laid down an estimated timeline when it plans to release Android 6.0 Marshmallow to its version of smartphones.
According to Telus, Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 owners on the carrier should expect to receive the new operating system on March 9. The Nexus 6p comes running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow but on March 9, Telus will issue a security update for the Nexus smartphones.
Telus will roll out the software update for the Galaxy S6 edge and LG G3 on March 16 while Galaxy S6 owners will have to wait slightly longer as Telus plans to roll out Android 6.0 Marshmallow on April 13.
It is highly likely that rival carriers in Canada as well as other in the U.S. will also roll out the new operating system nearly at the same time.
According to a previous report the Galaxy Note 5 in places like Cambodia has already received Android 6.0 Marshmallow via Samsung Smart Switch but an over-the-air update is still awaited.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow will bring in a number of new features that will attract Galaxy device owners. The operating system offers a few battery saving features, improves user control over apps and introduces some enhanced security features.
"No need to give apps access all the time. Android Marshmallow lets you define what you want to share and when. Turn permissions off at any time, too," says Android.
Apart from the regular Android 6.0 Marshmallow software update, Samsung has also announced a number of new features that the operating system will bring to Galaxy devices.
"With the release of Android 6.0 Marshmallow for Samsung's Galaxy devices, a whole host of new and improved features are now available. Two of the most useful are Samsung Internet 4.0, which offers better privacy and functionality from the native Samsung browser than ever, and Cross App, which lets people access their most useful apps while inside the messaging program," says Samsung.
It remains to be seen if Telus will keep up with the expected timeline and releases Android 6.0 Marshmallow to devices as suggested on its website.