Samsung mistakenly sends out Android 6.0.1 for Galaxy S5

It looks like Samsung has once again and entirely with a mistaken has sent out an Android 6.0.1 for Samsung Galaxy S5.

A few days back, Samsung had carried out a beta test that let people having the unlocked models of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge to carry out a test on beta build of the Android 6.0.1. This beta was reserved only for this particular Samsung device. However, that caused confusion and the Marshmallow OS beta was also sent out – of course, by a mistake to other Samsung devices, namely, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Samsung Galaxy S5.

And it looks like this isn’t the first time for this to happen. What’s more, a user in France – now come on, we have to call him lucky, has got the Android update – the 6.0.1 Marshmallow on his Galaxy S5 handset.


The security time stamp in the release shows “1 January 2016”. This means the build wasn’t expected to be there for the public right now. And it’s too early for the update now, so it might not be even the final one. This is an exception as such an update hasn’t been there on any other device through the January security patch. The user from France who got the update was on the build of Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) OTA. And if you look at the screenshot, it looks genuine.

As far as Samsung is concerned, the company hasn’t revealed as to when it will start issuing the Android 6.0 Marshmallow for their handsets. However, many experts feel that it should materialize within the next two months or so.

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