Those on Verizon with Samsung’s 2014 flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, can finally treat themselves to Marshmallow.
Google’s second to latest major software update has begun rolling out to Galaxy S5 units on Verizon. Many carriers have already pushed out the update, making Verizon one of the last to do so. The new software version is MMB29M.G900VVRU2DPD1, which will update your handset straight to Android 6.0.1, skipping over 6.0. We’ve seen Samsung do this with several of its other Galaxy devices.
The update comes at a large size and will thus take time and precious battery life to fully download and install. In the update is a freshened version of Samsung’s Touchwiz interface, along with tens of features from Google. Some of the major ones include doze mode for battery saving, Now On Tap for contextual awareness, and simplified app permissions to keep you in control of your data. Other bonus features include Wi-Fi Calling, app icon updates, ultra high quality audio, and Android for Work.
Before you start the update process, Verizon recommends you connect to a nearby Wi-Fi hotspot or make sure your Galaxy S5 has a strong network connection. This will void out disruptions that could happen midway through the installation.
The update is rolling out over-the-air meaning everyone should get a notification within a week’s time. You can try speeding up the process by heading into your device settings under ‘About’ and ‘check for software updates.’