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Samsung's Galaxy S6, S6 Edge open up to Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Two of Samsung's key smartphones are finally getting the newest version of Android. Unfortunately, US handset owners may still have to wait.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge should be seeing Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates.
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Samsung may be about to announce its next flagship phone, the Galaxy S7, but that doesn't mean it's going to turn its back on the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.

The pair of phones is set to get the Android 6.01 Marshmallow software update, according to SamMobile, starting with those in South Korea.

Introduced back in October, Android 6.0 Marshmallow has been slow to gain traction. As of today, only 0.7 percent of active devices run Marshmallow. Updating the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge worldwide should help those numbers rise.

Android Marshmallow brings:

Other markets should start seeing the Marshmallow update in the coming weeks. US consumers may need to be patient. Carriers retest phones with new software updates as if they belong to a completely new phone, so approval and deployment take longer.