Samsung Galaxy S5 mini owners have long been waiting for the Android Marshmallow update. The last update to hit the device came in the form of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop back in 2015, so it should be clear how long users have been waiting.
This is a big deal for Galaxy S5 mini owners who are not interested in purchasing a new smartphone any time soon. It is unclear at this point why it took Samsung so long to deliver a newer version of Android, but at least it's here.
Update Spotted In Russia
As regards where the update is being rolled out, a member of the XDA Developer's forum, claims that the Galaxy S5 mini Marshmallow update has been spotted in Russia. No word if it is already available outside the country, and if not, then when it will be.
We may have to wait for an official announcement from Samsung to find out what is happening.
The XDA Developer member shared some screenshots that show MMB29M.G800HXXU1CPI5 as the software version. The size is more than 800 MB, so we recommend having a Wi-Fi connection on hand before moving forward with the download.
What does the new update bring to the table?
A faster Google Chrome, Google Photos and auto backup are among the newest improvements users can expect from the update. Nothing fancy really, but good enough.
How To Download Android Marshmallow
To download the upgrade, you'll first need to tap on the Settings icon from the Home screen. From there, scroll down to System and tap on the option that says About Device. Next, tap on Download updates manually, then OK. After that, tap on Start.
Users should see a restart message; just tap OK and everything should begin from there.
Bear in mind that since the update is being carried out in phases, it will take some time before it reaches all parts of the world. Just keep looking out for the update.
The Android Marshmallow update for the Galaxy S5 mini might have taken a long time to arrive, but the same cannot be said for the Galaxy S5. The update was shipped to all corners of the world earlier this year.