It has been more than two years since Samsung launched its 2014 flagship device Samsung Galaxy S5. Even there’s one thing praiseworthy of this Korean tech giant and that is its commitment to its old devices. Samsung has started rolling out Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 update to the Galaxy S5 on the Verizon network.

Verizon has been recently very busy rolling out the Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 update for various devices like the HTC One M9, HTC One M8, LG G4, LG G3, Droid Turbo 2, Droid Maxx 2, Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 edge, Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge + among others. Samsung Galaxy S5 is the latest device on this list to receive the OS update.

Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung Galaxy S5

The Galaxy S5 was launched early in 2014 and features a 5.1-inch FHD Super AMOLED display. It is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset coupled with 2GB of RAM. The device is even IP67 certified dust and water resistant and was a huge success.

The Verizon users of the S5 had been waiting for a long time for the update now. The new update will bring a host of new features like Doze, customizable app permissions, better battery life and a lot of other performance and graphic improvements. You should have got the OTA update by now, however if you haven’t, you can manually check for updates by navigating into settings.

Samsung Galaxy S5 (Exynos) Android Marshmallow in India

The Galaxy S5 is available in India with Snapdragon SoC as well as Exynos chipset. A couple of months ago, the Korean giant pushed the Marshmallow update for Snapdragon variant leaving Exynos users waiting for the latest upgrade.  Thankfully, Samsung today released an OTA update for Exynos devices too with model number Galaxy S5 (SM-G900H), reported GSMArena.

If you are using Samsung Galaxy S5 with Exynos chipset, the update notification will reach you anytime soon. You can also check the update availability manually by heading to Settings>> About Device>> Software Update.

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  • I have the S5. It’s not water resistant after the little flap to the port breaks off – and it will. And it is the first phone I’ve had that is really annoying.
    It pocket dials. It serves up ads. It goes to apps of its own volition.

    So, for all its capabilities it is not a great phone.
    Oh, and of course, mine now has a cracked screen. My first ever and I’ve had cell phones since the early 90s.