Soon after Google made Android 6.0 Marshmallow official, manufacturers such as HTC, Sony, Motorola, Honor, LG and Lenovo announced timeline and devices that will be getting the Android update. While Samsung hasn t made an official announcement yet, its roadmap for rolling out the Marshmallow update has been leaked. Also Read - Samsung introduces three automotive chips for seamless 5G connectivity, vehicle infotainmentAlso Read - Samsung Galaxy S22 series reportedly received BIS certification
The update release schedule leaked by Times News UK sheds light on the smartphones that are set to get the update and also the estimated rollout timeline. Based on the leak, the update will be rolled out in two phases, one targeted towards flagship smartphones and other for the mid-range ones. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy A03 with 48MP camera, 5,000mAh battery announced
In the first phase, the recently released Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 will be treated with the update in December. The slightly older Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will receive the update in January next year; whereas the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge there were released last year will be updated in February. The list also has last year s flagship, the Galaxy S5 and the metal clad, Galaxy Alpha. However, the status for these smartphones currently shows, waiting approval.
The second phase includes A-series smartphones such as the Galaxy A8, A7, A5, A3 and E-Series smartphones such as the E7 and E5. However, there is no ETA for these smartphones. Also, the status shows pending approval. The leaked photo of the update roadmap also shows phase three, but currently there is no information which smartphones will be included.
This being a leak, there are chances wherein the timelines can eventually change. We advise you to take this information with a proverbial pinch of salt.