On Monday, Samsung announced its Android 6.0 Marshmallow update plan for Galaxy devices.
"Samsung Electronics plan is to provide the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update starting with Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge on February 15, 2016, and other GALAXY devices will soon follow," said Samsung in an official post on the rollout. Samsung only announced the update for the S6 and S6 edge; there is no word on when the S6 edge+ will get the update at this time. Samsung said, "For upgradable models, Samsung will make separate announcements on details of the OS updates schedule for each market according to market situation and carriers' requirements."
"With the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update, Samsung provides the enhanced edge screen and new edge screen features, which are the unique user interface of the beautifully curved edge screen, to the next level, making it faster and more convenient than ever," explained Samsung in its update announcement. Before the update, the edge screen was just 260 pixels wide, but with Android 6.0 users can expand the edge to 550 pixels. "This upgrade has also allowed for the addition of new features, as well as improvements of existing ones," said Samsung, noting that users can now customize up to 9 edge panels including the People edge and Apps edge panels. Samsung has also added a new Tasks edge panel and Quick tools panel. Users can access and customize these panels via the Edge handle which has gotten its own update. The Edge handle can be made more transparent, longer, and can be moved around the edges of the phone; the handle's transparency can be adjusted in the Settings menu. Users should start seeing these updates soon.
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