AT&T has confirmed it is officially rolling out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+. The updates are now available to access from the settings menu on the smartphones and are being rolled out OTA (over the air) to customers of the network using the devices.
It's been a long wait, but one that is finally over for AT&T customers who have been stuck on Android 5.1 Lollipop on Samsung's current flagship phablets, the Galaxy Note 5 and its curved edge companion, the Galaxy S6 Edge+.
AT&T announced the news on its online support pages, indicating that the Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (N920A) and Galaxy S6 edge+ (G928A) are now available for download.
Users can wait for the OTA rollout or access the download immediately by visiting the settings menu on their device, navigating to the "About Phone" menu, and then downloading the approximately 1.4 GB update. Users will be required to use a Wi-Fi connection in order to do so, as is generally the case with major software upgrades.
AT&T customers have been rightfully frustrated with their carrier, as the network has been extremely late to the party in releasing Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates for many of the most popular and recent flagship devices. With Android N just around the corner, and the new Galaxy Note 7 soon to be revealed and released, it seems particularly disturbing that AT&T has been so far behind all of its major competitors in releasing the Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates to the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+.
As two of Samsung's most recently released premium smartphones, the two handsets should have received priority, yet all of the other big four carriers released their updates for the devices months ago. Verizon and Sprint customers with the phones got their updates back in March, while T-Mobile followed with its version of the software upgrade in April.
There was additional good news in the AT&T support forum for owners of the Galaxy Note 4 on the AT&T network, as a schedule of release was posted that states that the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for Samsung's 2014 flagship phablet would be released sometime this month. Considering there's just a little more than a week left in June, that bodes well for Note 4 owners who are anxiously awaiting their upgrade as well.