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Monday, April 11th, 2016 3:44 PM

Marshmallow update for the Galaxy S6 edge

Can someone please tell me when AT&T will release Marshmallow for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge? It seems like all other major carriers have already done so. I know AT&T is always the last to release updates, but I just need to have an idea when it might do so.

 

Thabnk you.

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397 Messages

8 years ago

Will never happen Mike.   Apple and Nexus are only ones I know of that Update without going thru carriers so they can put their junk in the OS first.  So guess we need to swithch to one of these.

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397 Messages

8 years ago

That is TRUE.  Why Apple and Nexus are best if you want updates Fast.

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101 Messages

8 years ago

Well....I have learned my lesson. I will never again by a carrier branded phone. People with non-carrier branded phones are not having this problem. If I can't afford an unlocked galaxy, i'll just get an iphone.

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184 Messages

8 years ago

Doesn't matter at this point because the Note 6 will come out with Android N in about 2-3 months and waiting for the marshmallow update would just be nonsense. All this time waiting just to have another update , N, be installed.. sigh

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8 years ago


@MAllow wrote:
Doesn't matter at this point because the Note 6 will come out with Android N in about 2-3 months and waiting for the marshmallow update would just be nonsense. All this time waiting just to have another update , N, be installed.. sigh

The note 6 wont have android N on it since it will be released before google releases the final build to OEMS...  Remember the note 5 released in august.  

 

http://developer.android.com/preview/overview.html

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2 Messages

8 years ago

Why does AT&T suck so bad at getting the updates to customers? Tons of folks are waiting for Marshmallow update to Galaxy S6 and S6edge including me. Is it that AT&T doesnt care since you guys already sold us the devices and hooked and screwed us into your service? Or is it a sales tactic to get people to update to more latest devices so that AT&T can rake in more moolah? Which is it? MM has been rolled out by pretty much every carrier. Dont tell me you guys do thorough testing and QA. Thats total bull. The way things work is you give your consumers a target date or deadline. If you cannot meet that deadline, thats ok. It happens all the while. But not giving a tentative date for the update release and simply misguiding people by being a bunch of filthy liars is unacceptable. I know I wont get a reply to do this because AT&T reps have no balls to reply to the truth nor the company has any ethics. Hoping to move over to T-mobile soon.

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4 Messages

8 years ago

I'm posting this as a hope that AT&T actually does care about its costumers and learn from the community of what people actually want.

I think that it is absolutly ridiculous for a "premium flagship android phone company" to rely on carriers to standardize upgrades to their products. If Apple does it and nexus there should be no excuse. The only thing I can think of is that phone companies use this archaic update process to load branded "bloatware" and make sure it runs on every major os update release since android does not care about them as I would imagine neither do most people... Since MM is suppose to provide some form of user app permision control I'm sure AT&T is working hard to disable that level user of control on their "essential apps" before the release. I mean really AT&T if I paided full price for the phone I can't get super user level of access to delete apps I don't use or get basic updates released from the manufacturer. It's a system that may have worked in the past when phones didn't actually do enough for people to care but with smartphones it's a much different user experience and I would hope it's a different level of user expectation from companies.

The comments that these updates aren't essential to user performance is B$ since most updates are to provide better stability, battery consumption improvements and fix security issues so yes they essential to user experience otherwise Apple/Google won't push them out to users for free. I like my AT&T service and like my switch from Apple to an Android but the political nonesense of owning a Gallaxy phone is rediculous. May try a Nexus or go back to Apple in the future since they are the only ones that seem to actually be able to follow through with their products.

Sincerely,
Rantings of a loyal AT&T Costumer
Written on Samsung Gallaxy S6 edge AT&T still running Android 5.1.1

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101 Messages

8 years ago

I couldn't have said it any better. I totally agree with you. I think at&t is just having a hard time disabling some of the customer friendly advantages that the new update comes with. I don't see any other reason why such a big company is taking that long to release an update that all other carriers have release weeks ago. Galaxy S5 is currently getting MM in India and at&t customers in the US cannot get it for Galaxy S6. You know something is not right. At&t is cooking something they know customers will not like. Well...I guess it's business as usual. At&t never gave a crap about it's customers anyway.

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8 years ago


@tben01 wrote:

I couldn't have said it any better. I totally agree with you. I think at&t is just having a hard time disabling some of the customer friendly advantages that the new update comes with. I don't see any other reason why such a big company is taking that long to release an update that all other carriers have release weeks ago. Galaxy S5 is currently getting MM in India and at&t customers in the US cannot get it for Galaxy S6. You know something is not right. At&t is cooking something they know customers will not like. Well...I guess it's business as usual. At&t never gave a crap about it's customers anyway.


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heck the s5 on sprint goto MM a few weeks back.

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101 Messages

8 years ago

The long delay itself is insulting enough, but the fact that AT&T didn't even bother putting out a statement explaining why it's taking them that long to release the update proves how disrespectful that this company is to its customers. It would have been hard for them to put out a statement saying that they are tweaking the update to their liking anyway. My advice to anybody on the at&t network is to never buy an AT&T branded phone if you want to stick around. That's just about the only solution.

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