The last TELUS release for software updates gave May 2 as the date the Samsung Galaxy S5 would finally receive its Marshmallow update – true to their schedule, some users tweeted they were receiving their Android Marshmallow and Security updates today. Then, several tipsters from across Canada informed our source that Android 6.0.1 is now available to download on the Bell network as well. It is coming in at just about 819MB, so try to perform your update via WiFi to help speed it along. If you haven’t received you notice yet, you can always ‘force’ it by going to Menu -> Settings -> About Device -> Software Update -> Update.
The new Marshmallow update will bring a host of new benefits to your device. Google’s Now on Tap is first on the list. Whatever is on your display, by holding down the home key, Now on Tap will provide you with more information on whatever it is that you are reading, watching, or hearing at that particular time. It is sort of like Google Now is evolving and becoming more intuitive. Another great feature is called Doze – it will shut off all background activity when your device is resting…this should significantly improve battery life. With Marshmallow, the user can have direct control over any app’s permissions they are trying to use. With the new native support for fingerprint technology, you can access your device with one touch and even authorize Android Pay mobile payments with one touch on the fingerprint sensor.
Direct Share is another feature of Marshmallow that makes sharing files with others much easier. There is an improved way to backup and restore apps and data – this is especially handy when you get a new smartphone and new to restore the info from your old device to the new one. Flex Storage is a new way that your device will look at external storage – it can take external storage and make it act as though it is part of the internal storage. Each rendition of Android gets more refined and more secure. Marshmallow is the sweetest and smartest upgrade yet, and provides many behind the scenes processes to make our Android experience even better.