Carriers like Sprint and T-Mobile have already released Marshmallow for the Galaxy S5. Verizon, the country’s largest mobile carrier, has taken its sweet time in bringing this update to the Galaxy S5. The wait ends today for users as the Verizon Galaxy S5 Marshmallow update has been released at last. It bumps up the device to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and features all of the bells and whistles associated with this update.
All of the features that are part and parcel of Marshmallow are included in the software version MMB29M.G900VVRU2DPD1 that Verizon is rolling out over-the-air today. Features include Doze mode, Now on Tap, better app permissions, user interface tweaks, as well as overall optimizations for the handset.
This update also brings Verizon’s Wi-Fi calling feature to the Galaxy S5, aside from an App icon refresh, Android for Work support and Ultra Hight Quality Audio. Wi-Fi calling enables Verizon subscribers to make and receive calls over Wi-Fi if cellular service isn’t available.
One thing this update doesn’t do is reduce bloatware. Users will find that over a dozen third-party apps remain installed after the update, this includes almost half a dozen apps for various Verizon services. Verizon has started rolling out Marshmallow for the Galaxy S5 over-the-air today. Users should get an update notification soon if they haven’t already.