Canadian carrier Rogers has started rolling out Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software update to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge and Galaxy Note 5.

Rogers has confirmed on its community forum that the latest Android operating system is available for three Galaxy smartphones.

Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge during the 2014 IFA. Both the handsets came running on Android 4.4 Kitkat at launch but they have received several updates since then. Carriers in many parts of the world including Canada have already rolled out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to their version of Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge.

A previous report noted that Telus and Koodo have released Android 6.0 Marshmallow to their versions of Galaxy Note 4.

The Korean company launched the Galaxy Note 5 in August 2015 and it came running on Android 5.1 Lollipop. Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is the first major update that the phablet has received after launch.

T-Mobile and Verizon in the U.S., and Bell and Telus in Canada have already released the Marshmallow update to their versions of Galaxy Note 5. However, AT&T subscribers are still waiting to receive a software update on the Samsung device.

Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow brings a host of new features and bug fixes to devices. The software release brings an updated TouchWiz user interface, which has enhanced usability and updated visual design.

The software update also brings new power management tools such as Doze and App Standby modes, which conserve battery of smartphones.

"Starting from Android 6.0 (API level 23), Android introduces two power-saving features that extend battery life for users by managing how apps behave when a device is not connected to a power source," says Android. "Doze reduces battery consumption by deferring background CPU and network activity for apps when the device is unused for long periods of time. App Standby defers background network activity for apps with which the user has not recently interacted."

Apart from Android 6.0 Marshmallow features, Samsung has also announced Internet 4.0 and Cross App Boost functionality for Galaxy devices with Android 6.0 Marshmallow update.

The download file weighs about 1.4 GB and normally carriers suggest that a device should be connected to a strong Wi-Fi network before starting the installation process. It is also recommended that mobile phones have 100 percent charge before downloading and installing the software update.

Carriers do not release software updates to its devices at once, which means some customers may have to wait longer than others to receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow on their phones.

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