Samsung Rolls out Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA Update to Galaxy A8 in India

Posted on Jul 7 2016 - 5:55am by Gizmo Advice

The much awaited Android 6.0 Marshmallow has started rolling out. In United States the newest mobile operating system has arrived via AT&T to Galaxy S6 Active smartphones and in India Samsung has started seeding the update to its Galaxy A8 devices.

In India the update carries build number MMB29K.A800FXXU1BPF5 and includes June security patch too. As it is Over The Air (OTA) update, a Wi-Fi connection is required to download and install Android Marshmallow.

Before updating it is suggested to free some storage by deleting apps and other less required content from the device. The Marshmallow downloading needs 1.1GB of space.

Owners of Galaxy A8 in India will start receiving a notification of the OTA update from today. If not in another two days, it is suggested to manually check for the same by heading into the Settings > About Phone > Software Update.

Galaxy A8

It is believed other countries will soon receive the OS update. With the update couple of new features of Marshmallow can be noticed including “Doze” battery life enhancement, Google Now on Tap and granular app permissions.

Samsung has added some of its own new features too with the update such as Quick Connect, redesigned TouchWiz UI, Advanced power saving mode, fingerprint scanning changes and new vibration pattern concept.

Samsung recommends updating its Gear app with the latest version before updating the Android Marshmallow. The South Korean giant also adds Decrypt device function will not be supported after the installation.

In the US the update is said to bring Wi-Fi calling to Galaxy S6 Active too. For the Galaxy A8 it is not yet confirmed whether the feature will be introduced with the software update.

If you are the owner of Samsung Galaxy S6 Active or Samsung Galaxy A8, share your views, excitements, pros and cons about the newest Android operating system Marshmallow. Use the below given comment box.

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