Samsung Galaxy Note Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular & Verizon
Jan 11, 2016 03:42 AM EST
Major mobile carriers in the United States have been reported to release the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to Samsung Galaxy Note 4 handsets soon following complaints of overdue roll outs. However, operators until now have not fulfilled their promises for the much-awaited update.
AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular and Verizon have officially enlisted the Galaxy Note 4 to receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow upgrade, as it had been promised to be released soon. Three months since the official announcement and there is no word from the carriers.
The unlocked versions of the device have not been updated yet. This implies that it would take too long for the carrier versions to receive the update. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is slated for a 2016 first quarter release.
Galaxy Note 4 models of AT&T have last been updated with a major upgrade in October 2015. The speculations of releasing the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop versions to the device happened following a string of consumer complaints in community forums. The update brought a fix to the stagefright threat.
Sprint was the earliest mobile carrier in the US to release the final software version of Lollipop to Galaxy Note 4. The update was rolled out in August 2015 that addressed the issues on stagefright as well.
Galaxy Note 4 of T-Mobile were updated with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop in November 2015. However, the carrier was able to release the stagefright fix as soon as August.
US Cellular versions of Galaxy Note 4 are the most unfortunate of all. All its versions are still running on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop and were last updated mid last year.
Verizon competed very well with Sprint in software updates. Galaxy Note 4 units of Verizon were updated with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop in August 2015 bringing in the stagefright fix.
Overall, T-Mobile is the sole carrier to be vocal about the status of the software to its Galaxy Note 4. Currently, its versions are still in manufacturer development along with several other devices.