Sprint has finally released the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for Samsung's Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S5 Sport through an over-the-air update.
The carrier started pushing out the update on April 7, with the rollout expected to be completed by May 19, which is more than a month away. As such, Sprint subscribers still using Samsung's flagship smartphone of 2014 should remain patient for the update to arrive on their devices.
A thread on the software update for the Galaxy S5 was posted on the official Sprint community forums. In the opening post, it was revealed that in addition to the operating system upgrade to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the update will also contain security updates for both Google and Samsung, as well as bug fixes. The update has a size of almost 900 MB.
Sprint has also updated the support section of its website to reflect the software updates for the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S5 Sport. No changelog has been released yet for the Galaxy S5 Sport update, though it will most likely contain the same changes coming to the Galaxy S5.
It should be noted that with the rollout of Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the Galaxy S5, the smartphone will have gone through three major versions of Android, with KitKat and Lollipop coming before Marshmallow.
While the Galaxy S5 is two years old, it is still a very capable device. The smartphone will also be able to take advantage of the internal memory feature of Android 6.0 Marshmallow better compared to its successor, the Galaxy S6, as the Galaxy S5 has expandable storage while the Galaxy S6 does not.
Another Samsung device that Sprint has recently released an Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for is the Galaxy Note 4, joining the Galaxy Note 5 as Marshmallow devices under Sprint. The update for the Galaxy Note 4, which has a size of 1.4 GB, also included the March 1 Android security patch.