Here’s when Samsung’s Galaxy devices will get the Marshmallow update


If you own a Samsung device, you have come to the right place. A full roadmap has been posted including over 15 Galaxy devices and when they’ll get Android 6.0.

The map is organized into phases, (Phase. 1) and (Phase. 2). If you bought a Samsung flagship either this year or last year, you’ll be happy to know that you’re at the top of the list for the update. Updates will start next month with the newly released Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+. Following will be the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge which launched back in March. They’re scheduled to get the update in January of 2016. Last year’s Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge will start receiving the update in February of next year, with the Galaxy S5 flagship and Galaxy Alpha to follow shortly after.

In phase 2, the handsets listed are awaiting official approval and are currently listed as N/A. However, if you own one of these handsets, at least you know you’ll be receiving the major update. The Galaxy A-series and E-series fit this category, which include the A9, A7, A5, A3, E7 and E5. If your device is not on this list, that doesn’t mean all hope is lost, but it will likely be just shy of a year before you get your hands on the update, if that even happens.

Please remember that if you live in the United States, owners of these devices will have to wait for carriers to roll-out the update which comes after the manufacturer. This typically takes another month or two before the update actually hits your device via OTA. So please add that to your estimations. You can check out the official Samsung roadmap pictured above for all the details.


About the Author: Doug Demagistris

Doug was raised in New York and currently attends Muhlenberg College where he is majoring in Accounting. He has been a die-hard Google and Android enthusiast ever since he purchased the Samsung Galaxy Vibrant. Doug strongly prefers Android over competitors for its customization, flat Material Design and exceptional integration with Google Services. Currently, Doug switches between the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Nexus 5X, and travels with a Nexus 9. In addition, Doug wears an Android Wear smartwatch and has other gadgets such as a Nexus Player and Cardboard viewer. Aside from writing with Talk Android, Doug enjoys testing new applications, designing concepts and studying Android application development all while attempting to keep up with the rapid world of technology. He’s hopeful that his high productivity will make lives easier and more meaningful. Doug’s dream is to attend Google I/O.

  • No upgrade for the Galaxy S-4? Samsung just lost a customer.

    • primalxconvoy

      Actually, the list above is not true. That’s just the basic update for just the phone. THEN, the carriers have to take THAT update and Fiske with it. In Japan, these updates harshly ever see the light of day, with each NEW handset only getting about ONE update in their lifetime.

  • Ultras1986

    no update for the note 3 ?
    well then cyanogenmod is the way for me.

    • crhylove

      No note 3, and no possibility for upgrade because of the locked boot loader.

      • Ultras1986

        not supporting more than 1 major upgrade for older devices is the thing i hate about samsung.

        • crhylove

          But the locked boot loader makes it MUCH worse this time…

          • Ultras1986


      • Ultras1986

        i think i will consider moving to a nexus phone just because it gets many android updates.

  • Robert Christopulos

    It isn’t unusual for manufacturers to support their hardware with updates. I’ve been using Android for a long time now (since 2012), and owned so many tablets that I’ve lost count. I just retired one that I bought then because the manufacturer speed supporting it with Android 4.1.2, even though there were community groups that pushed it up to Android 4.4.4, there was no way to push it further.

    This is why I bought my current Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1(2014). Though this tablet was actually manufactured in December 2013, and I just got it a month ago, the first thing I did with it was to upgrade it to Android 5.1.1. It would be real nice if my tablet were to get Marshmallow from Samsung, but barring that, I know that Cyanogen mod is actively developing a Marshmallow OS, right now, and that this is in Beta.

    By the way, my Wife owns an LG phone, and I own a ZTE phone. Both of these were purchased brand new from our carrier within the last six months. Neither of these have had ota upgrades released by the manufacturer to bring them up to Lollipop 5.1.1 yet, and I don’t know if they’ll ever get these. Anyway, I’m extremely satisfied with my two year old Samsung. It’s a monster, and still way ahead of the pack in almost all areas.