+ Wednesday January 22nd, 2020


Samsung is testing its Android 6.0 Marshmallow implementation with UK owners of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, according to reports from SamMobile. Following a recruitment exercise, beta users have now been selected and the beta firmware has started rolling out to these users.

There’s a number of screenshots available, thanks to users who’ve taken to XDA Developers’ forums with their new devices. Before we get to those, here’s the new features that we know about so far:

  • New fluid animations and effects
  • An option to save images / photos in RAW format
  • Pro mode in the Camera app which allows control of shutter speed
  • A new power menu
  • Customisable lock screen shortcuts
  • New colour for quick settings panel
  • Ability to enable or disable fast charging
  • Add apps directly to a folder from within the folder
  • New app permissions
  • Google Now on Tap

Here’s a video walkthrough thanks to SamMobile, and it looks pretty smooth. Their full story, and screenshots (for those who want a closer look beyond the video walkthrough) are available via the source link below:

The beta program isn’t available to users in Australia, and might not be, but if you’re desperate to get onto Marshmallow with your Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge, and you have a G920F / G925F model, you can download the firmware and flash it manually with these instructions. Users of other models, including the G920i and G925i models sold in Australia, are advised to steer clear for now, as you’ll likely wreck your phone if you don’t know what you’re doing.

Source: SamMobile.

Chris Rowland   Managing Editor

Chris Rowland

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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so no change to how ram is handled?

how depressing

Shwetha kodumuru
Shwetha kodumuru

Hope They push update to s6 edge this jan

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