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Verizon’s Galaxy Note 5 is Getting Its Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Update

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Would you look at that – Verizon’s variant of the Galaxy Note 5 is the first from Samsung to get Marshmallow here in the US. Not only that, but it’s also getting updated to Android 6.0.1, build MMB29K, the newest version of Android.

The update is scheduled to begin rollout on March 4 as software version VRU2BPB2, so if you aren’t able to pull it this evening, try not to stress. To check, head into Settings>About Device>Software updates>Check for Updates.

According to Verizon’s changelog, the update includes support for Google Now on Tap, Doze, WiFi Calling, Live Broadcast improvements, and a bunch of UI tweaks (like new icons) to bring the software in line with the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The full list of changes can be viewed at the source link below.

How exciting. Let us know if you see that update! And let’s hope this one rolls out faster than the Turbo 2’s update.

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Via:  Verizon
  • stephanie

    wifi still unstable and aps are not updating even with the patch 6.0.1😡😭

  • David Adams

    6.01 on note 5 is still very buggy. Phone dies at 10%. The highlight and translate feature doesn’t work in whatsapp as advertised. And when you restart the phone you have to put your pattern in about three time . Its almost like the phone repeatedly restarts itself. I also dont see much of a difference in battery life with doze

  • Hey Man!

    Got it today. Do not care for the change in folder colors on home screen. Cant open “Themes” in settings, or the Samsung + app.

  • dpu328

    Day after upgrade getting random reboots even after factory reset. Grr

  • Chris Wuest

    I noticed after the update, the lockscreen “Water Ripple” type effects are gone. Not a big deal, but I kind of liked them…. Just saying….lolz

  • Jennifer Walter

    I downloaded the update yesterday, now my GPS is constantly saying “GPS signal lost.” Happens on routes traveled with no issues before, would say it about every 5 minutes. Getting voice-mail error messages too.

  • OneForTheGoodDays

    I got the update today, besides increased fingerprint protection and a different camera ui, I don’t notice much.

  • Josh Meade

    In MARCH? MARCH? I’ve had marshmallow for 9 months now!

  • BostonBoy37

    I haven’t noticed any battery issues. Calls are clear. Apps work fine. I do have one issue though and hoping someone found a solution to this because I can’t seem to find anything…

    When I’m connected to wifi it works fine for a minute or so but then I can’t seem to get to anything for the next few minutes. I have disabled smartwatch (the thing that uses mobile data or wifi depending on which is better), cleared cache, rebooted 12 times, rebooted the router. Anyone else run into this error?

  • bassman418

    Battery life has increased and it is more snappier than it already was. I like it .

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  • Art Ramirez

    Need S6 MM update. Please/Thanks Verizon.

    -Everybody

  • prisoner223

    Anyone else seeing a dramatic increase in battery life? It’s crazy how much it’s improved for me. Completely night and day. The phone is going to start lasting a full day again..

    • Chris Pugh

      I wish I had a answer for you. I have the Verizon S6 Edge Plus and still waiting on marshmallow to come. Battery life is so bad that I actually bought the zerolemon 8500MAH extended battery and case because of it and I’m not a heavy user at all.
      Damn you Verizon for not bringing MM
      To S6 Edge Plus first.

  • Jason Pritchett

    Do T-mobile customers get the update eventually?

  • DRAZY

    I got the update this morning! Loving it so far!

  • Downloading now. Mmhahaha…. :]

  • ratheyn

    Just got it. Went to System Updates. I live in MD.

  • LBJ

    Hopefully the T-Mobile Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge + and Note 5 devices get it very soon.

  • 2Berad

    Nice downloading now.

  • Ddule

    Got my Note 5 update today.

  • abn

    Sprrrrrriiiiiintttttttt. Leeeettttttssss go

  • BleedingPurist

    RIP Live Weather 🙁

  • TC Infantino

    You just Had to mention the Turbo 2 debacle.

  • ck125

    But i thought verizon never updates their devices? Or so the haters say. Verizon actually first on this one. Surprising.

  • LLcdPH

    I checked and got my update around noon central. Once the package was downloaded, the upgrade took somewhere between 30 and 45 minutes to install.

  • Dominick White

    Updating the wife’s note 5 right now

  • Michael Majere

    MMB29Q is actually the latest, 29K was replaced a good while ago

  • cocamoxb

    Not trolling, but I’ve got it and can’t tell the difference, honestly.

    I can set app permissions. That’s about it.

    Don’t get me wrong, I am 100% happy with the phone. I don’t need SD or replaceable battery.

    • cocamoxb

      I’ve noticed that now there is a permanent “Touch and hold to add items” printed on the home screen.

      I don’t have icons anywhere except the bottom bar in folders.

      Kind of annoying.

      • BleedingPurist

        It will disappear once you actually add a widget. You can delete the widget immediately after.

  • mcapehart

    Just got mine. Downloading as I type. FINALLY!!!

  • burtinboy

    AND…I’m on Marshmallow!! A long VZW’er and i cant believe it…wow. who would have thought vzw getting an update withing an actual lifecycle.

  • Ajmobileguru

    Still no love for Verizon Note 4 🙁

    • bassman418

      I thought I saw a posted chart stating April for the Note 4. I have my old Note 4 in my desk waiting. Lol

  • Fitnesspro

    Really? I’ve had Marshmallow for over six months now on all my NEXUS devices 5, 7 and 6P.

    • Logic says…

      That’s pretty impressive, you should be proud that your Nexus devices do exactly what they were intended to do.

  • mydroidphone

    upgrading my note 5 now and it keeps on looping…. optimizing app 11 of 57 and then turns off/on….optimizing app 11 of 57 and then turns off/on….optimizing app 11 of 57 and then turns off/on….optimizing app 11 of 57 and then turns off/on….

  • BleedingPurist

    Downloaded it this morning. Where the hell is the new Emoji??

  • trevorsalienarms

    Installed, seems fine. Will be interesting to see if/how much impact Doze has on the battery life. Not that I have had any complaints thus far.

  • Pdewet

    Hallelujah, finally. Downloading as we speak. Sweeeeet

  • dpu328

    Downloading now. Just an FYI on my Verizon Note 5 it’s just Going into – Setting/(Scroll all the way down) System Updates. Below About Phone

  • Donnie Bellville

    Got mine!

  • G.A

    Does Foxfi still work? Anybody?

    • Yank88

      ^^

      • G.A

        Thanks.

      • Logic says…

        Awesome! Thanks as well.

  • trevorsalienarms

    Marshmallow on my Note 5:

  • Mollek216

    No tasty marshmallow on my at&t note 5 but since there is a beta I have hope for “soon”

  • Darius Clark

    Downloading right now #cantwait.

  • Its downloading right now on my Note 5 on VZW!!!!

  • William Jae

    Im at 40% download – been about 25 min lol…. It’s killing me softly

  • Mattie Stockard

    Downloading (slowly!!!) In Springfield, IL!

  • Cory Rosenthal

    I have mine..😆👍

    • Mollek216

      How is it so far?

      • Cory Rosenthal

        Working w/o any issues so far… Notification shade looks pretty cool!

        • Mollek216

          Yeah I’m just gonna use a theme when I get it. Not sure if I like that blue and white default they have for M

      • Fred

        Foxfi still work?

  • Dragos Dorobantu

    downloading now. Houston TX

  • FRazzley

    Updating now in San Francisco

  • trevorsalienarms

    Downloading now….Ohio

  • Cory Parker

    Downloading now, 1235p NYC

  • jim

    its a slow ass download

    • prisoner223

      It’s taken 15 minutes so far to get to 38%. It’s definitely not my connection speed that’s the problem.

      This is going to take at least 40+ minutes..

  • XvierX

    Does google now on tap on samsung devices work by holding down the home button?

    • Cubanito1967

      yes sir.

  • GregDubya

    Just popped up, 12:25pm EST in Greensboro, NC. Downloading! Maybe this will hold me over until the S7 Edge gets here!

    • Logic says…

      Thank you good sir, in Greensboro for the tournament. My download has now started.

  • John

    Wow the network must be hammered. The DL is quite slow.

  • William Jae

    UPDATE IS LIVE…. JUST GOT IT

  • socalrailroader

    The update hit my Note 5 here in Northern California around 9 AM, it’s going to be a sweet weekend, pun intended 😆

  • Tony Spencer

    Downloading now Ohio.

  • jim

    got mine in concord n.c. downloading now

  • Tres Waters

    Downloading now!

  • Cubanito1967

    Just now got the update 11:04 central time zone, Chicago!

    • William Jae

      I’m in Chicago as well!! Enjoy that bad boy!!

  • Little G

    Downloading now (Seattle)

  • Jeff

    Getting mine here on the west coast.. down San Diego way! 9:03am.

  • jonnyrazr

    Ok, great news. But let’s push the MARSHMALLOW to The Note 4 next please.

  • prisoner223

    Verizon Note 5 owner here. It’s 9am and there are no updates available at this time.

  • enigmaco

    I’m shocked all of t-mobile samsung devices still say manufacture development..smh….

  • Cubanito1967

    Way to go big red! patiently waiting for update to hit my phone, Chicago land area.

    • socalrailroader

      It hit mine this morning about 9 AM here in Northern California, awesomeness!

  • Steve

    See S5 Note run (on 6.0.1). Run, S7 Run (on 6.0.1). S7 and S5 Note 9 months later…. See S7 and S5 Note still run (on 6.0.1)… All nexus phones, Nexus Run (on 6.1.0).

  • Does anyone know if this will help with RAM management?

    • Franklin Ramsey

      Hopefully it can’t hurt it.

  • So when will the S5 get it? My husband has had Marshmallow on his Nexus since OCTOBER.

    • alarson83

      After everyone’s already switched to their next phone, most likely.

      • Steve

        earth-the-last-man-on-earth-lmoe-3oEdv3Ul8g6BCngQ36

      • Like me. I’m ditching my bloatware laden Galaxy and going back to iPhone.

    • Bigmatt503

      Nexus….. Always first

      • Nexus has had it since October. I’m still waiting on my Verizon S5.

  • jim

    I think someone is pulling our leg on this

    • trevorsalienarms

      Apparently not.

  • Terry L Simpson II

    Note 5 Owner in Charlotte NC. No Update Yet.

    • jim

      nuttin in concord either

      • hfoster52

        check again

    • hfoster52

      Same In Fort Mill, SC

  • trevorsalienarms

    So while this is cool and all, and I’m certainly glad my Note 5 on VZW is going to get it, I am a little concerned…not all updates are necessarily improvements across the board, for example KitKat to Lollipop on my Moto X 2014…that was not particularly awesome. Still, I remain cautiously optimistic.

    • yankeesusa

      So far most marshmallow updates have been a good thing and have made the phone better.

      • trevorsalienarms

        Yeah, hope so!

  • chris_johns

    So, the note 5 gets android 6.0.1…yet verizon cant get 6.0.1 on the droid turbo 2? their very own phone? which has basically stock android on it? honestly, i wanna throw this phone out the window and pray it shatters even though it prob wont

    • Franklin Ramsey

      Is there a reason this is such a big deal? Does your phone do everything it was supposed to do when you bought it? As a techie, I understand that we all want the latest and greatest, but my Droid Turbo 2 still works the way I need it to and does everything I was told it would do. What use is there in getting upset that your device is actually working?

      • trevorsalienarms

        Exactly. In fact, it could just as easily go the other way, like KitKat to Lollipop…ouch.

        • chris_johns

          strongly disagree, i wont repeat my rant though

      • chris_johns

        ok so based on this argument why did you ever get a new phone? i’m sure your og droid was still “working”. I want a few updates that Marshmallow has that annoy me with Lollipop…like a way to get rid of theses stupid fkn peep notification nonsense…and i would like system wide emoji support…and the permissions update…i bought a new phone with the best specs money could buy at the time an the fact i cant get the newest update a few months later is ridiculous…these phones arent cheap…its sad i could get a moto g, a lesser device price and spec wise, and have a newer opperating system

        • patt

          Isn’t there a soak test for it, I think so.

        • Franklin Ramsey

          Well to answer your question, the reason I got a new phone was because I won my Droid Turbo 2. Before that, my Galaxy Nexus broke, so I bought a Droid Turbo. When I won my Turbo 2 I gave my Turbo to my Girlfriend. Unlike many, I keep my devices until they either no longer work or no longer do what I want them to do. If along the way they get new features, that is just a bonus. Your original purchase works the way it was intended to work. The fact it can be upgraded to get new features is a bonus. Would you complain if you bought a car that came with 17 inch rims and 6 months later the MFG released 18 inch rims you had to buy if you wanted them? You are complaining about not getting the most recent updates, but apparently are forgetting that they were never promised to you, and your device still is working the way it was originally intended. Why get upset about that? If updates are so important to you, then maybe next time consider buying a Nexus. Those are actually promised to get the most recent updates for a certain period of time.

          • chris_johns

            again a bad comparison…rims are aesthetic…security patches and such arent…if my 2013 bmw has a similar hud as the 2014 and the 2014 had an update that fixed a minor glitch but my 2013 that can handle the update fine didnt get it id be pissed

          • trevorsalienarms

            The notion that security patches and bug fixes *only* come with the latest letter revision of Android is a persistent fallacy. Updates can and do get pushed by carriers independent of major OS letter versions. My Note 5 was on L out of the box, still is, yet has received at least two system updates since late December.

            Stagefright was a good example of this. Many devices got patches for this security issue completely separate from a unique OS release.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Well, Rims are like a security update in that they allow for better control on the road by adding larger tires providing better control and stability. But sure, if you had the same hardware as another car and the functionality of the hardware was updated and you didn’t get the update, I get why you would want the update. I don’t get how people get mad about not getting the update though when it was not promised, or how they get mad they haven’t gotten the update yet when it was promised, but not promised in a certain time frame. Now, if Motorola or Verizon had promised everyone that we would get updates to the phones within a month of their release and we weren’t getting them, THEN people would have a right to be upset.

          • William Ross

            I disagree with you about having or not having a right to get upset. The reason people get upset is because the life of these devices is very short and as a result your software can become outdated very quick. And, if we were talking about an original purchase of 100.00 then maybe there’s no need to get upset, but smartphones like the Samsung note phones start at about 700 dollars. That’s not cheap. And, the software that Google provides is free, so it’s not like there’s an extra charge to get the latest software from the OEM. But, I believe that late updates are intentional because the impatient people will but the latest right now. Many people like the latest and greatest and here you have new devices coming out within a year with new bells and whistles and you can’t have it because your device is an ancient year old and only half paid for, so what do you do? At least if I have updated software, it doesn’t hurt so much to pass up the new hardware, but when your software and hardware are old, then it gets freaking annoying especially when you know that there are folks out there with cheaper devices running the latest software. They’re doing tricks in your face with devices that cost half of what you paid. That’s just not cool. You could have bought two of their cheap little phones for the price of your one and they’re bragging about how long their little cheap battery is lasting because Doze is so awesome, while you’re plugged into an outlet tryna figure out why you’re getting punked right now! Lmao! Just sayin!

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Sadly, your argument is invalidated by saying “the software that Google provides is free, so it’s not like there’s an extra charge to get the latest software from the OEM.” There actually is an extra charge to the OEM to get the latest software. Google might not charge it for the software, but then Samsung or Motorola or HTC have to pay their engineers to find ways to update their devices, make sure previous features work while not breaking new features, testing has to be done with software, drivers, apps, launchers, and other stuff. They have to make sure it is stable and working for their customers. When they don’t, you get issues like Lollipop occurring where there were bugs everywhere at first and those who were pushed out 5.0 and 5.0.1 and even 5.0.2 were having a lot of upset customers because they pushed them out so quickly.

          • William Ross

            My details may be off but my argument is valid. I explained exactly the reason why people would be incensed by slow updates on their flagship devices and the fact that it does cost man hours for OEMs to make the new Google software compatible doesn’t change the fact that the software itself is free to the OEM. If you don’t agree with the reasoning, that’s fine, but my points are valid. People have a right to want what they want and to be disappointed if they feel like they shouldn’t have to wait for something that everyone else has, especially if they’ve paid a premium price. And, if Google continues to make phones as great as the Nexus 6p, you best believe the other OEMs will start to either lose customers or speed up their update cycles. The market will prevail!

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Well, you are entitled to your opinion. Outside of the other IT people I work with, I don’t know anyone who actually wants updates though, so again I don’t see evidence that you are right. The average person could not care less about updates. If their phone keeps working and doing what they want it to, they just don’t care if an OEM updates the software and potentially changes how their device works.

          • William Ross

            “I don’t get how people get mad about not getting the update though when it was not promised, or how they get mad they haven’t gotten the update yet when it was promised, but not promised in a certain time frame.”

            These are your words and I’m simply responding to what you said. So either I’ve answered your question or you just want to be the smartest guy in the room despite sounding somewhat illogical. Why pose the question if you are now saying people don’t care about updates? You’ve done a complete 180°turn. Or, are you saying that only your IT guys care about updates? LOL! I swear you guys and your egos!

            Nowhere did I say EVERYONE cares about getting updates. I was responding to the question YOU ASKED! And, you saying that people don’t care about updates after you ask why they get mad when they don’t get them is not only a contradiction, but it’s a gross understatement. Many people do care and to assume that most of the people “you know” are representative of all people is pretty damn presumptive don’t you think!? My experience is everyone that I know, likes to have the latest software on their devices.

            Rather than just accept that I was trying to answer your initial question with some humor and some truth wasn’t good enough for you. Somehow, you want to say my arguments are invalid and nonsensical when, in fact, everything I’ve said is consistent and logical and I had no intent on insulting your intelligence. I just chose to disagree.

          • DaManFitty

            William, I disagree…and agree with Franklin….The average consumer does not care about system updates just as long as it works out the box. You’re disagreement with Franklin isn’t valid at all. Also you are the one with the Ego…”So either I answered your question or you want to be the smartest guy in the room….” That’s one hell of an ego….
            My case study with my wife, my friends, her friends….they dont care about system updates….
            But his main argument is about people getting mad that they didn’t get a system update…System updates are not promised except if you have a Nexus device….That’s absolutely true.

          • William Ross

            Maybe I haven’t been clear, I responded to Franklin’s post about why people get mad that they don’t get timely updates. That’s it! My original response to Franklin answered the why question that he asked rhetorically. I have not yet championed in any single response that everyone that purchases a smart phone expects timely updates. My response to Franklin was responding specifically about those folks that do get dissatisfied. Please read the entire statement before you make a comment one way or the other. It’s both of you that want to generalize about all smartphone users when that’s not my presumption at all.

            Do I believe that many average smartphone users care about timely updates? No! Do I believe that the disgruntled few that Franklin referenced care about timely updates? Yes! And, that was the basis of my response! I went no further than that. I have not once said all smartphone users care about timely updates. However, friends within my circle do. But, I’m not naive enough to assume that because my friends consider timely updates important that ALL must consider them important.

            I will leave the broad generalizations to you and Franklin.

          • William Kister

            As far as the Note 5 goes, it’s not like it’s a huge overhaul. Just small changes. The Doze feature is cool and the Google Now on tap is nice. It’s not like the phone is going to be leaps and bounds ahead of what it was. The slower updates come because of the different layers involved. First you have the operating system, then the manufacturer and the hardware of the phone, and the other layer of of the carriers to worry about. It actually does get quite complicated. It’s not like Apple iPhones where the operating system and phone are offered by the same exact people. With the Nexus line it gets closer to that, but with many different companies making phones with different hardware like what exists in the Android world, this is one of the downsides. You get more options but updates are not as clean.

          • William Ross

            Agreed! But, OEMs better hope that Android users don’t start complaining about updates, because if it ever happens, I’m willing to bet software processing times will be halved. As long as people keep their mouths shut and their wallets open, the OEMs have a win win! I am one who has decided that I’m tired of waiting anywhere from three to six months to get an OEM update. And,I felt just like you about incremental updates because my phone was working fine. It’s that thing we do when we tell ourselves I don’t need that, then as soon as we get it, you’re wondering how the hell you did without it. Think fingerprint sensors. Just saying, to those of us that like our timely updates, it does matter how long it takes for us to get them. And,I don’t think there should be anything wrong with that. We as consumers seem to love to make excuses for big business and as long as we do that they’ll continue to give us JIT (just in time) delivery! They won’t speed up because we won’t require them to.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            But you aren’t answering the question. I still don’t get why people get mad over not getting an update. And no, taking the cross section of people I know, when they are indicative of a wide swath of the countries cultural and demographic background is actually how most polls are taken. Most people I know don’t care about updates. Some go to the length that they would rather not receive any simply because they change things. Many people don’t like change. It also isn’t a contradiction to say I don’t get why people get mad when they don’t get updates and at the same time say most people don’t care about them or even don’t want them. It would be a contradiction if I said all people don’t want them, but I didn’t say that. I’m trying to have a rational discussion. It would seem you believe you have a right to get mad over not getting an update based on cheaper phones getting updates, so more expensive phones should get them too. You haven’t responded to why you think you are entitled to them when you bought a product that didn’t promise updates. People are getting mad because they bought a product that had a specific set of features, and then they believe they are entitled to some other set of features that was never promised. That simply doesn’t make sense. And my saying that most people don’t actually care about updates doesn’t contradict the fact some people also get mad over not getting something that they were never promised.

          • William Ross

            I truly think your question is flawed. And, that’s why the answer is flawed. First off, you’ve assumed that I’m mad and I’m not. So, is it possible that your assumption about others being mad over updates is also inaccurate. If you’ve read enough of these comment sections, then you know people love to complain. Is it possible they’re just complaining? The answer that I gave you initially was truly a fun answer because ultimately getting mad is an irrational response in and of itself. And, oftentimes there are no rational explanations for why someone would get mad about anything. However, that doesn’t mean they aren’t entitled to get mad if, in fact, that is the case. This is a free world and people have freedom of speech and if they want to express anger, then they have every right and are entitled to do so. But, they do not have the right to manifest their anger, especially if it’s going to hurt someone.
            The explanation I gave you initially was just me being silly with a mix of truth in there. But, if you think that people don’t get jealous because someone’s phone has more features than theirs, then you’re wrong. And, despite the irrationality of the emotion, they’re totally entitled to feel how they feel and express as such. No-one in this country has the right to tell you what you’re entitled to express as long as you’re not hurting anyone or yourself. In fact, we are entitled to be mad at absolutely nothing if we so choose. Have you ever met anyone that just seems to be mad all the time?

            Is that a better explanation?

          • William Ross

            I’m not going to go so far as to say people are getting mad because I really just think they’re complaining. However, most people do buy phones as is and don’t even know what a software update is. But for those who do know, the expectation of software updates is there. And, when they don’t get them then people will become frustrated. It’s human nature to get frustrated with unmet expectations. You absolutely should not expect something you were not promised, but that doesn’t change the fact that people get frustrated. What I did was expressed my frustration through my wallet. You will not get my money if you can’t promise to get timely updates to me over a certain time span. And,I believe that OEMs play on Android users lack of knowledge. They figure we don’t know, don’t want, and won’t complain about software updates. They just keep flooding the market with a ton of phones that are crap and that they have no plans to update. Why, because people truly don’t care about the software as much as the hardware. But, when that paradigm shifts, I’m willing to bet we’ll see resources shifted to getting consistent software updates at the expense of a bunch of crap phones. How many smartphone does Samsung actually make? The OEMs use their resources to flood the market with garbage because consumers really don’t know what’s what.

      • Bigmatt503

        Well put!! People act like their phone quit working on lollipop 🍭.

    • trevorsalienarms

      “and pray it shatters even though it prob wont”

      lol. Well, that is a pretty awesome feature, latest version of Android or not…

  • jim

    has anyone got it yet ?

    • G.A

      Nope, here in West Texas waiting.

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  • Franklin Ramsey

    So now who actually gets it first, Droid Turbo 2 or Note 5? I’m going to guess the Note 5 simply with how many issues Motorola seems to be working out moving their forums to Lenovo right now. I’m guessing the Droid Turbo 2 won’t see Marshmallow until that gets worked out.

    • chris_johns

      apparently the turbo 2 isnt getting 6.0.1…its getting 6.0…what a joke

      • Franklin Ramsey

        Why? What besides Emoji do you really need from 6.0.1?

        • chris_johns

          security updates? and yes emojis…why should i have the latest and greatest phone and not have the latest and greatest operating system version? People acting like this is so much to ask for

          • Bobb

            you knew exactly what you were getting into when you purchased the Droid Turbo

          • chris_johns

            this is the problem…i was hoping for the best bc it was verizons own flagship device and it basically had stock android like my old moto x…its sad that vzw and moto just suck with this

          • Jason

            i apologize if this sounds a bit harsh, but it looks like you assumed alot of things rather than doing more detailed research before purchasing your phone. droid turbos are pretty notorious for not getting updates in a timely fashion. if i were in your shoes, i would be disappointed as well. the good news is that next time you invest in a phone, you can choose something that will better suit your needs. it sounds like a nexus phone might be a better fit for you.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            But you don’t have the latest and greatest phone anymore. New ones have already come out. I guess we can have a difference of opinion, but your phone works as it was intended. Security updates and updates in general were not promised to you. If they were that important, you should have bought a phone where they were promised.

  • DanSan
    • Boomdizzle

      I had to send that to one of my friends, he showed me that video like 4 years ago and I’ve never seen it referenced once. Lol. Nice.

  • jim

    no luck here yet

  • schoat333

    6.0.1 was released in October of 2015… It’s March of 2016. That is unacceptable. This is the reason I will not buy anything but Google phones. The number of bugs, and security fixes these update have means this process should be a lot faster. Samsung need to make all parts of touchwiz updatable apps from the play store, and stop hacking it into the core of Android.

    • Franklin Ramsey

      Um, 6.0 was released in October. 6.0.1 was released in December. If you are going to complain, at least get your facts straight.

      • yankeesusa

        Thank you for pointing that out. Some people just talk without actually thinking.

    • I’d rather not live with the early adopter bugs of getting the latest versions before anyone else has a chance to work through them. My 6P has had tons of issues, especially at launch.

    • trevorsalienarms

      “The number of bugs, and security fixes these update have”

      It seems like you were saying the above to explain your definition of “unacceptable”, but I don’t understand that as written. Could you explain?

      If you were implying bug fixes and security fixes only come with the next full version of Android, that’s just not the case. Yes, the latest versions contain bug fixes and security patches, but those also are released separately. My Note 5 on VZW has gotten at least two updates since I got it late December, and have seen the same on many other devices.

      And keep in mind not all full releases are perfect, either. Just because the latest version is out doesn’t necessarily mean it won’t have it’s own set of issues.

    • Be Together. Not the Same!

      Please explain how these bugs and security holes have adversely impacted your life since your so concerned, even the latest and greatest iphone updates have them, all phones do.

  • Vipin Singh

    Looking cool just want to access new features of new Android update

  • Suicide_Note

    Geez, that dialer is a disaster. Yuck.

    • Feed Jake

      Samsung theme store>Material theme>ugly dialer gone.

    • TS

      What’s wrong with it?

    • yankeesusa

      What’s wrong with it? The color or features?

  • Mordecaidrake

    Wait what? Am I dreaming?

  • BeerOnTap

    After everything they do to it, and all the bloat they add, it’s no longer Marshmallow.

    • Mordecaidrake

      Addition of apps != no longer marshmallow. The most resent wave of Samsung devices are awesome.

    • trevorsalienarms

      Oh fer chrissakes…

  • John
    • Franklin Ramsey

      Technically the Droid Turbo 2 has one of those pages and it still doesn’t have Marshmallow.

      • John

        I have been checking that page regularly for the last month, it just changed yesterday or today.

      • John

        And, I just got the update on my Note 5, definitely confirmed, downloading now.

        • Franklin Ramsey

          Great news for Note 5 owners!

  • Fred

    All I need to know is, will this break foxfi?

  • cdm283813

    There should be cake and balloons every time a Verizon Android phone gets updated especially if the update is the latest version.
    That would be a funny and tragic video to watch here on droid-life.

  • TJK78

    I hope this update does not mess up the phone. The lollipop update completely screwed up my Note 4.

  • SilentPatriot

    Just got a security update on my Galaxy S5 too, but it wasn’t Marshmallow. =(

    • I think we can expect the S5 to get the Verizon marshmallow update dead last. I seriously don’t expect to see it before I get a new phone, “sometime this year”. I’ll likely wait until the S7 comes down in price a bit, (end of summer?) and see what’s available then.

  • uzo ufondu

    I’m all the way in Africa. Does anyone know how I would go about installing this update on my phone here?

    • Anon

      https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/samsung-galaxy-note5-update/
      There’s a part there about updating with roaming.

      “If you’re roaming, you won’t receive a software update notice. To update, you’ll need to either enable Wi-Fi and wait for the update notice to appear or manually update by going to Home > Application > Settings > About device > Software updates”

      “If you don’t have a strong connection to Wi-Fi or the Verizon Wireless network, you may not be able to perform a software update over the air. Instead, you can connect your device to a computer with Internet access. Connect your device to your computer using your USB cable, then download the Software Upgrade Assistant tool to your computer, which will check for software updates and initiate the software update process.”

  • Rodney Guy

    Has anyone with the Gear VR received the update yet? I read that the Note 5 may stop working with the headset after it updates.

  • Narendra singh rathore

    Galaxy s6 sm-920i I wait marshmallow 6.0.1

  • ThunderJayHawk35

    Can’t wait to see if @kellex and Tim hear that untitled unmastered album… I KNOW Kellen gonna lose his mind to track 07

    • I’m not a Kendrick Lamar fan nor have I paid attention to any of his music except Swimming Pools but after hearing a chopped & screwed Kendrick track last night I want to check it out.

  • danny67

    When on the Galaxy s5 g900f?

  • Ettercap

    Haven’t got any update on my U.S. Verizon Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920V seems fake, you don’t go under “Settings>About Device>Software updates>Check for Updates.” with the Verizon Note 5 it’s just under Settings>System>System Update whoever wrote this article clearly doesn’t own a Note 5.

    • n900mixalot

      Um … no.

      • Ettercap

        Really so somehow your Galaxy Note 5 is the exception and is under “Settings>About Device>Software updates>Check for Updates.” Do you own a Note 5?

    • Zach Cline

      Or they made a mistake .Those do happen

    • yankeesusa

      Do a little research before you go around saying a reliable website is lying. First of all updates come in waves and 2nd, you aren’t the only one with a note 5 lol. Patience is a virtue.

      • Ettercap

        You realize DroidLife was one of the many websites who also said it found Samsungs secret release files and the Note 5 would get marshmallow in December of 2015, then they said early January 2016, then they said Late January 2016 for sure, then they said middle of February 2016 guaranteed now they say it’s out right now but haven’t seen a single person recieve it not a single one.

        So when I am lied to with a certain consistency I don’t need to do more “research” maybe you have been in a coma for the last 4 months but not me.

        You can be as ignorant as you want I really don’t care but if you think I lack patience, I’ve had my Note 5 since release and have been told Marshmallow was coming since last year don’t be foolish.

        • Ettercap

          NVM I’m getting it right now somone answered my prayers thank you Verizon, even had a note said “I told you so” crazy

        • yankeesusa

          Ok then, on that note i’m done.

        • TC Infantino

          Aww…. My original Turbo feels for you…

  • CabbageHeadCat.

    OMG! What a disaster!

  • disastrousrainbow

    Accurately sums it up.

    • n900mixalot

      CRINE!!!!!! AAAAYOWWWWNNNN!!!

  • Ryan Whiteside

    Sprint??

  • Curtis Bond

    Wow. Not everyday when you see Verizon ahead of the curve on updates.

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      Yeah no kidding. Awesome for note owners

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    • CabbageHeadCat.

      What curve? Sorry I have had drinks. I’ll take a three month curve in school any time.

      • NerdTech

        He said VERIZON, is ahead of the curve. Not Samsung.

        • Neil Sugarbush

          And we’re how many months after MM release! No notice needed, the case stands.

          • NerdTech

            The original comment NEVER stated Samsung was swift with updates. He ONLY said Verizon is usually the last to update but is the first now. Stop grasping at straws for a different argument. We ALL know how late Samsung is.

      • mickeyB88

        Oh my God complain more, it still came out for Note users on Verizon in a decent time.

        • William Ross

          Lol, that’s just it, it’s not decent timing. The Note 5 is a flagship device that came out last summer. And, the marshmallow 6.0.1 had been out since early fall. There’s no good excuse for a flagship device to be behind on anything software wise within a month or so, but 5 or 6 months is downright horrible. As much as I like the note series, I just won’t part ways with timely updates to the software. Nexus FTW!

      • marcusmarcus2

        The curve of releasing the Marshmallow update for the Note 5 before other carriers. See the links bellow for ATT, Sprint, and T-Mobile’s latest updates for the Note 5 and see how none of them are on Marshmallow yet. This is not the curve of updates between phone manufacturers, but between wireless carriers.
        https://www.att.com/esupport/article.html#!/wireless/KB426900
        http://support.sprint.com/support/article/Find-and-update-the-software-version-on-your-Samsung-Galaxy-Note-5/WServiceAdvisory_542_GKB89211-dvc9400001prd?INTNAV=SU:DP:OV:UG:SamsungGalaxyNote532gb:FindAndUpdateTheSoftwareVersionOnYourSamsungGalaxy
        https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-23225

      • Mail carrier

        No crying in your beer allowed in here lol

      • Curtis Bond

        I didn’t mention anything about Samsung. They are typically as late as ever. Verizon on the other hand is usually dead last when it comes to any kind of update. The fact that they’re updating their Note 5 before any other major U.S. carrier is the point I was making.

    • MicroNix

      But, but, but Verizon’s approval process is soooooo much longer than other carriers. They are on a roll lately. Verizon trolls you have been put on notice!

    • michael arazan

      Just because Samsung is Updating the Device, doesn’t mean Verizon is.

      • Tmac3955

        No grain of salt needed. I have the Note 5 on Verizon and I installed 6.01 yesterday.

  • Christian Trevor Clauss

    WTF. C’mon Verizon, I need this on my S6. Can’t stand 5.1.1 anymore.

    • Joseph Pitruzzella

      i know right

  • I need the official Marshmallow update from At&t because this Beta has been exactly that, a beta 🙁