T-Mobile is finally rolling out the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for the Galaxy Note 4. Since the handset is nearly two years old it wasn’t prioritized like the more recent devices were, but the carrier has finally come around to releasing Marshmallow for this handset. It’s likely that this is the last major update that the Galaxy Note 4 gets as Android devices are generally not supported for major updates after two years.
Since this is a major update it’s a hefty one. Users will need to make sure that they’re on a good Wi-Fi network because the update file is of 1.5GB and if the connection isn’t good they will have to wait for a long time for the file to download.
Aside from updating the handset to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow this release removes the preinstalled WhatsApp and Instagram applications, adds the new TouchWiz interface, resets settings for Theme, Email, Icon/Widget, and adds a new vibration pattern concept.
Features that Marshmallow brings include Google Now on Tap, better app permissions, Doze mode, improved notifications, and much more. T-Mobile is rolling out the update over-the-air and it will soon go live for all users.
Google has already announced the next major Android update – Android N, which is going to be released in a couple of months. It’s unclear right now whether the Galaxy Note 4 is ever going to receive that update.