Canadian carrier Telus will roll out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on May 23.
Most users are keenly waiting for the latest Android operating system to arrive on their smartphone. Many Samsung devices such as the international variant of the Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge+ and more have already received the new software in many regions.
According to a Telus forum, the carrier has scheduled the Marshmallow rollout to its Galaxy Note 4 handsets.
Following the update, Galaxy Note 4 will get a new Air Command menu, which is found on the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6. Reports also suggest that Android 6.0 for Galaxy Note 4 will allow users to take notes even when the screen is off, a feature that is available on the Galaxy Note 5.
"When ideas come flowing, you want to put pen to paper right away. Simply taking out S Pen lets you do just that even when the screen is off," says Samsung.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow is packed with an array of new features such as Google Now on Tap, which gives additional information on what is displayed on the screen.
The operating system also brings some power management tools such as Doze and App Standby modes, both of which can preserve battery life.
The software update will also bring better security to the Galaxy Note 4 by allowing users to define what to share with which apps and when.
Samsung is also bundling a variety of new features with Android 6.0 Marshmallow for its Galaxy devices. The Korean company says that two of the most useful features that users can experience are Samsung Internet 4.0 and Cross App.
With Internet 4.0 users can better manage passwords, cookies, history and more. It also has a secret mode that allows users to freely use the Internet without leaving a trail of their browsing history.
Cross App can conveniently open some apps from within another app.
"For instance, while using messaging apps, users can access their photos and videos and send them to whoever they are talking to, without exiting the messaging program. They can even take new photos with the in-app camera and share them right away," says Samsung.
The Galaxy Note 4 has been one of the most popular phablets. The device is still popular, even after the launch of its successor — the Galaxy Note 5.
Owners of the Galaxy Note 4 should have a strong Wi-Fi connection and full charge to ensure seamless software update. Customers can also go to Settings > About device to check if they have received a software update. Android 6.0 Marshmallow update may weigh about 1.4 GB.
Telus' Galaxy Note 4 customers will only have to wait a few more days before they get the software update and start experiencing the new features of Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
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