Good news for Samsung Galaxy S6 owners in Canada - Videotron and Telus have started pushing out the much-awaited Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software update.

The arrival of the update will be as a relief for Galaxy S6 owners in Canada because finally the new OS is here, after several delays.

On April 18, Telus began the rollout, which also brings important Android's April security patch.

Earlier in February, Tech Times reported that Telus has revealed that it would be pushing out the software update on March 9. However, the carrier did not push out the update as planned.

The software update likewise brings the following features:

- More control over app permissions

- Ability to purchase securely and easily with Fingerprint support

- Enhanced battery-life courtesy the Doze mode

- A redesigned App Drawer

Telus is not the only Canadian carrier to push out Android Marshmallow for the Galaxy S6. Videotron has followed in its footsteps and has extended its Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow rollout to factory-locked Galaxy S6 units nationwide.

For Videotron Galaxy S6 users, the software update brings the Doze mode, a redesigned App Drawer, third-party compatibility for fingerprint recognition, compatibility with Google Now on Tap and enhanced app permissions.

To check if you have received the over-the-air Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software update for the Telus or Videotron on your Galaxy S6, head to Settings > About Device > Software Update.

If the update is available, just hit the Update Now button. Keep in mind that your phone must ideally have more than 50 percent battery charge and have your important data backed-up.

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