After having rolled out Android Marshmallow update for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge smartphones earlier this year, Samsung has now turned its attention on the older Galaxy S5. The company has started rolling out Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 update for the Galaxy S5 users in India, and has also bumped up the firmware version to G900IDDU1CPD1. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy S22 series India variants might be powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoCAlso Read - Samsung Galaxy A03 Core budget phone launched with a 5000mAh battery: Check price in India, specs
The Android Marshmallow update (spotted by SamMobile) started rolling out for Galaxy S5 users over the weekend. As is the norm, the update will be rolled out in phases and you might have to wait a bit to get a notification. Alternatively, you can also head over to Settings -> About Phone -> Software Update to manually check for the update. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy S21 FE design revealed via official support page, listings: Report
With the update, Galaxy S5 users will get access to Marshmallow goodies like App Standby and Doze Mode to boost battery life, Google Now on Tap for contextual search, App Links and App Permissions among others.
Now on tap makes Google Now much more accessible, and you can fire it up with a long press of the home button. So if you are listening to a song, and want to know the singer, all you need to do is ask ‘Who is the singer?’ and Google Now will understand the context and display the singer s name. You can check out some of the new features on offer on Android Marshmallow here.
In addition to all the security updates that are offered with the new update, Samsung too has made improvements to its TouchWiz UI. The latest UI is currently on offer on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge flagship smartphones launched earlier this year.
With Android Marshmallow update, Samsung’s ageing Galaxy S5 seems to be getting a new lease of life. Originally launched for Rs 51,500, the former flagship smartphone is now available for as low as Rs 17,999 online. At this price point you get a device with a decent set of specifications and some unique features like water and dust resistance, heart rate monitor and fingerprint sensor to name a few.
For those with a budget of around Rs 20,000, you should consider the Samsung Galaxy S5. If you already own the smartphone, have you updated your smartphone yet? If yes, do let us know about your experience in our comments section below.