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Leaked doc tips Samsung's Android 6.0 update plans

Samsung may commence its Marshmallow updates as soon as December, says an alleged road map.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Note 4 are reportedly in line to see Android 6.0 updates.

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Samsung could begin updating some of its smartphones to Android 6.0 in the next couple of weeks. That is, of course, provided a newly leaked schedule proves to be accurate.

Launched in October, Android 6.0 Marshmallow is the latest version of the mobile operating system from Google. Key features include Google Now on Tap, support for Android Pay and improved battery performance. Also an important distinction, the software is better protected against malware and other mobile security threats. In other words, Samsung's phones will certainly benefit from the Marshmallow goodness.

According to the update guide obtained by Times News UK, Samsung will split its Android 6.0 updates into at least two phases. The first phase hits key Samsung models like the Galaxy Note 5 , and all released variations of the Galaxy S6 .

Other models in the first batch are reported to include some of 2014's major launches such as the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy S5 . It appears, according to the document, that as of October 29, the update has already been internally tested and approved. Moreover, the software should be pushed out to the respective devices starting as soon as December.

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This leaked internal doc allegedly tips Samsung's plans for Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates.

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As for the second phase, the list is comprised of various models in the Galaxy A and Galaxy E lines. The software update is still pending approval for these models; the estimated time of deployment has yet to be determined.

One thing to point out is that the models listed on the document are for the unlocked or international versions. Those which are offered by wireless providers have a different set of rules to play by.

Indeed, the vetting process could take another few weeks or perhaps months. Still, this does give us an idea as to what Samsung is looking at his as it pertains to which devices are line for updates.