Samsung has begun rolling out its Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the Galaxy Note 4. The update brings Google's latest version of Android to the former flagship phablet and adds the Note 5's screen-off memo function, which allows users to take notes once the S Pen is removed from its slot.
Android smartphone manufacturers are working overtime on their promised Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates. LG released its Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the LG G4 in Europe, which could mean U.S. LG G4 owners shouldn't have long to wait before receiving a sweet taste of Marshmallow.
Samsung has also been hard at work on its Android 6.0 Marshmallow update, and a leaked release schedule provided an estimated release date for its most popular smartphones and phablets. The company has been making significant progress. We got our first look at the new flat TouchWiz design and features slated to come to the Galaxy S6 in the near future.
Samsung has just released its official Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for owners of its 2014 flagship Galaxy Note 4. The software update was released for the unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in Hungary. Screenshots on the website NapiDroid show the redesigned and flatter-looking TouchWiz UI in action.
Note 4 owners will also gain the Galaxy Note 5's Air Command menu, which is activated when the user removes the S Pen from the device and allows for quick note taking.
The Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 also brings with it the best new features of Android 6.0, which include Google's "Now on Tap," which brings Google Now's cards and information feature to apps. "App Standby" and "Doze" will save battery life by putting your device into a sleep state while not in use. Users also have more control over what apps are able to access thanks to Marshmallow's new "App Permissions" feature.
While Samsung has released its Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the Galaxy Note 4 in Hungary, this is for the unlocked version of the device. A carrier-branded Note 4 will have to wait a bit longer since the update requires additional testing on their networks.