A brand new schedule for the release of Android 6.0 Marshmallow to various Samsung smartphones, phablets and tablets has leaked, including estimated arrival times for the OS on the Galaxy Note 5, Note 4, S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge Plus and others. The list replaces the previously-leaked Android 6.0 Marshmallow release schedule for Samsung devices and includes updated arrival times as well as adding numerous devices — including bad news for S4 and Note 3 owners.
We recently brought you the news of the previously-leaked Samsung Android 6.0 Marshmallow "roadmap," and now, the newest version shows some significant changes and additions. It appears as if the update for the Galaxy Note 5 is imminent. While the last table indicated a December 2015 release, as does the latest version, the newly-released map sees the status of the Note 5 update changed from "approved" to "uploading."
Another change includes what appears to be a slight delay for the release of the new OS to the Galaxy S6 Edge+. While the previous roadmap indicated a December 2015 release, the new one now has the update for the smartphone pegged for January 2016. The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are also due to be updated in January, as previously indicated, with the updates for the Note 4 and Note Edge still planned for February.
The Galaxy S5, which was last listed as still awaiting approval, has now been given an updated release date of April 2016, with the A8 now given a date as well, in March. All other A and E series devices, along with all J devices but the J1, which is listed as "canceled," are now awaiting approval for the update.
Owners of the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4 will be disappointed to learn that their devices have not been approved for an Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. The prior list gave no indication as to the status of the devices one way or another, but it now appears that Samsung is not updating the two aging former flagships of its phablet and smartphone series past Lollipop.