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Verizon Releases Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update For Samsung Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge

If you own a Verizon Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge, you'll be glad to know the carrier has released its Android 6.0.1 update. In addition, the software includes a monthly security patch for both smartphones.

Samsung promised to release its Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for several of its smartphones in 2015, but multiple delays left some of its flagship smartphones high and dry. We reported back in December that an official Samsung Galaxy Android 6.0 Marshmallow update schedule leaked, which estimated the release dates for many of its smartphones.

In early March, Verizon became the first major U.S. carrier to release its Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for Samsung's flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 5. Now, Verizon has just released its Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, and the software also includes a monthly security patch for both devices.

Verizon has posted a changelog for the update on its support site.

Android's latest OS. Major features include:

- Now on Tap anticipates what you need in the moment. With a simple tap, you can get cards with useful information and apps that feed your need to know.

- When your device is at rest, Doze automatically puts it into a sleep state, preserving your battery charge.

- 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.

If you own a Verizon Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge and want to check for the update, go into "Settings" and tap "About Device," followed by "Software Update." If the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update is available for your smartphone, you'll be presented with an "Update Now Button," which will then allow you to download and install the new software and security patch.

Have you updated your Verizon Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge to Android 6.0 Marshmallow? Please let us and our readers know what you think of it in the comments below.

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