Samsung Begins Releasing Android Marshmallow

Following the announcement of the Android Marshmallow Beta Program couple months ago, Samsung has officially revealed that the company will now begin launching Google's latest and sweetest Android OS, Android Marshmallow, on select Galaxy devices.

Samsung's TouchWiz skin on top of Android Marshmallow brings some new features as well as other enhancements such as:

  • New option to widen the edge panel by up to 550 pixels 
  • The ability to customize up to 9 panels in the edge screen, including the People edge and Apps edge panels
  • The People Edge now includes contact names and a shortcut to the settings menu
  • The Apps Edge now includes up to ten apps, with the ability to add entire folders
  • New Quick tools has been added to the Tasks Edge panel, which includes a ruler, compass, and a customizable flashlight 
  • The ability to customize the place, size and transparency of the Edge Handle in the Settings menu
  • New apps for the edge screen including Naver, Naver V, Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo! Sports, and Yahoo! News
  • Now on Tap, which offers useful information from any app
  • Doze for battery optimization
  • App Permissions 
  • Built-in fingerprint support
Samsung's Android Marshmallow update is now rolling out first on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge devices, while other Galaxy devices are expected to get the update later on.