You might find it hard to believe that Samsung would release the latest version of Android first for a handset that’s not part of its 2015 flagship lineup but that appears to have happened for at least one Galaxy Note 4 user in Hungary who has received an Android 6.0 Marshmallow build on his handset. By no means is this an official release of the firmware that many are anxiously waiting for, it may have been released by mistake, it’s not uncommon for that to happen.
One of the editors at Napidroid says that he has received the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update on Galaxy Note 4, and it has also been confirmed that the firmware build version N910FXXU1DOL3X really is a Marshmallow build for last year’s flagship phablet.
The update is said to bring performance improvements to the Galaxy Note 4 aside from several new features, like the ability to take notes with the S Pen even when the screen is off, a feature that debuted on the Galaxy Note 5.
Images shared by the scribe also show new app icons, Air Command menu as well as the new and improved version of TouchWiz that we first saw on the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+. This is most likely a pre-release build so nothing can be considered to be final just yet, the firmware version that’s publicly released may be a bit different.
Samsung has not yet confirmed when it’s going to start rolling out Marshmallow for its handsets, but it’s safe to assume that the company will start the process with handsets like the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 series.