Galaxy S5 (Finally) Receiving Android Marshmallow on Verizon’s Network

Verizon has announced that as of today, all Samsung Galaxy S5 units locked to their network will begin receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow. This includes everything (except adoptable storage) that Marshmallow has to offer, like Now on Tap, Doze mode, and more managable app permissions alongside Wi-Fi calling, a new look, and Ultra-High-Quality Audio support.

Verizon Wireless is pleased to announce a software update for your device. This software update has been tested to optimize device performance, resolve known issues and apply the latest security patches.

MMB29M.G900VVRU2DPD1 is the software version users will be getting on their smartphones, while it appears that Android 6.0.1 isn’t arriving in this update (for some reason). However, we should just be greatful that the new software is finally here and we don’t have to wait any longer.

Here’s the full report Verizon wrote up about Android Marshmallow on the Galaxy S5:

Samsung Galaxy S® 5 Software Update

Verizon Wireless is pleased to announce a software update for your device. This software update has been tested to optimize device performance, resolve known issues and apply the latest security patches.

Before you download:

  • Connect your device to a Wi-Fi network, or make sure it has a strong Verizon Wireless network connection.
  • Ensure your battery is fully charged before starting the software update.

Current Software Update Benefits

Software Version: MMB29M.G900VVRU2DPD1

This software update brings the latest Android™ Marshmallow OS along with Wi-Fi Calling, App icon update, Ultra High Quality Audio and Android for Work.

Android’s latest OS. Major features include:

  • Now on Tap anticipates what you need in the moment. With a simple tap, you can get cards with useful information and apps that feed your need to know.
  • When your device is at rest, Doze automatically puts it into a sleep state, preserving your battery charge.
  • No need to give apps access all the time. Android Marshmallow lets you define what you want to share and when. Turn permissions off at any time, too.

Wi-Fi Calling

You can make and receive calls over a Wi-Fi network if cellular service isn’t available, helping conserve your data.

  • It’s included at no additional charge with your existing plan and device
  • Use your own phone number to make and receive calls
  • Wi-Fi calls to US numbers are free, even while traveling outside the US

You can activate Wi-Fi Calling directly on your device. Go to Settings > Advanced Calling > Activate Advanced Calling

Once Advanced Calling is active, you can turn on HD Voice and Wi-Fi Calling from the same settings

A fresh look and design

  • A new design of app icons and folder

Ultra-High-Quality Audio – UHQA (Hi-Fi Audio)

Your favorite tunes have never sounded better on a Samsung smartphone. This breakthrough audio technology takes select music files and enhances the richness and detail.

  • Improved sound quality for any file type
  • Audiophile level sound quality
  • Every note from your playlists and punch lines from your favorite videos are brought to life with crisp audio

Android for Work

This update supports Android for Work, the world’s most popular mobile platform. To learn more, go to https://www.google.com/work/android/

Preloaded apps

Apps

Version

Amazon Kindle

0.9.21/4.20.0.25

Amazon Music

5.1.1

Amazon Mobile

6.1.4.200

Audible

2.1.0

IMDb

6.0.7.106070100

Amazon Widget

6.0.00.2

Caller Name ID

5.0.8

My InfoZone

2.2.19

My Verizon

11.1.9

NFL Mobile

12.1.99

Slacker

6.1.19

Verizon Location Agent

0.0.2.449

Verizon Support & Protection

4.0.0

VZ Navigator

9.0.8.92

Verizon Cloud

15.4.30

Verizon Messages

6.0.10

go90

1.3.0

Samsung Milk Music

1.5.1600014892

Knox

2.6

Next steps and additional links:

Please allow additional time for the apps on your device to continue to download after the software update.

Make sure that you’re on Wi-Fi while downloading this software update, as retrieving so much data via your network connection will drive up your bill. You also want to make sure that your Galaxy S5 is plugged into a wall outlet so enough power is available for the installation to pass, otherwise you may have problems if this process doesn’t complete.


Source: Verizon