Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge Android 6.0 updates move to T-Mobile testing


While Galaxy S7 and S7 edge owners have been enjoying Marshmallow for weeks now, folks on Samsung’s 2015 flagships are still wondering when their serving of Android 6.0 will arrive. That’s still unknown, but today the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge got one step closer to a Marshmallow treat.

T-Mobile’s software updates page has been refreshed to show that Android 6.0 for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are now in the “T-Mobile Testing” phase of the update process. Unfortunately for owners of the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+, those phones are still in the “Manufacturer Development” phase.

There’s still no word on when T-Mobile might actually begin pushing Android 6.0 to its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, but we do know that those updates are now one step closer to being unleashed. Now T-Mobile has to put the updates through its certification process to ensure that everything is working as it should be before Marshmallow is released to the hungry GS6 and GS6 edge owners on Magenta.

Thanks, Natnael!

Source: T-Mobile software updates

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  • MVSGeek

    According to the TMO website, the S5 is also in T-Mobile testing.

    • Marcelo_L

      SO, the S5 is in TMobile testing but the Galaxy Note 5 which came out 8 months ago hasn’t left “development” for TMobile, but is already rolling out for Sprint and AT&T? C’mon TMobile……’fess up!

      • ilGoT

        Don’t blame T-mobile. It’s Samsung’s fault for not being quicker with making the update compatible with those phones fast enough

        • Ben7

          Shut up Tmobile lapdog

  • steadymobb

    Honestly, don’t want it

  • AM Gone

    While those of us with Note Edge continue to wait.

  • rex2745

    Wow! More than half a year later honestly feel sorry for Android users this is why i moved to iPhone constant updates n i know my device will be supported for years to come.. Google does not care if other phones get an update or not if not they wouldve forced other companies like Samsung, LG, etc to force the updates on their phones when the updates release Google only cares about “$$$” not their customers at all.. Apple might be expensive but you know your getting support and updates for years and not thrown aside like garbage after a year or less lol if you have to have android get a nexus phone instead. Stop supporting these kind of companies who don’t care about their customers for shit! Trying to lure you to buy their phone buy offering free gifts *Samsung* than throw u off to the side once they get ur money lol

    • enigmaco

      For some its not the cost rather the ecosystem.

    • Stallone

      I phone? really, no offence, but it sucks

      • Stallone

        Even lollipop would be better than iphone’s latest mac version for me

      • T Redd

        I had 2 iphone 6plus s and the service was terrible. I back went to my note 4.

        • Ben7

          I had both iphones and androids i feel like going back to iphone because is easier to fix 2 screws on the bottom with androids heat gun for the glue around the frame and screen etc and other tools you don’t need with iphones……….Don’t get me wrong i like androids too just tired of the way they built them………..

    • Jason Caprio

      Google is not the problem. Google’s Nexus line is always updated all at the same time with the latest Android version. It’s the Manufacturer/Carriers that are the problem. The Nexus phones cut out the middle men just like the iPhones do.

  • Verizonthunder

    Nice, this will be a great update for my brothers phone, that I received for only $7.41 for complete ownership due to glitch in tmobiles system and Score.

  • Demond Edwards

    I was so eagerly awaiting the update for my LG Stylo and once 6.0 was received, you really can’t tell the difference from 5.1.1. These oems modify android so much you really can’t tell the changes unless you look for the changes. Back on my S6 Edge for now.

  • enigmaco

    need something to somewhat help the crappy battery life

  • Jeff

    Will it be 6.0 or 6.0.1?

  • Hurry up T-Mobile – it is absolutely ridiculous that this update hasn’t already been widelyl available to the numerous people who paid top dollar in 2015 for what was at that time your flagship phone. This is simply inexcusable and pathetic.

  • Jason Caprio

    Never again will I make the mistake of buying a Samsung phone. My Galaxy Note 5, which is a flagship device costing over $700, is still running on a 2014 OS in 2016. This is completely unacceptable. I have learned my lesson. Besides iPhones, Google’s Nexus line always gets updates in a timely matter, and my next phone will definitely be the next Nexus if the specs are right. My girlfriend’s Nexus 6P running 6.0.1 Marshmallow is a truely amazing device, and feels faster/smoother than my Note 5 and has much better battery life. My mother’s 2+ year old Nexus 5 is running 6.0.1! At this rate, we’d be lucky to see Marshmallow on the S6/Note 5 by April or May, and by then, Android N will probably already be installed on the Nexus phones.

    • Philly Jim

      i was going to comment but you did such a Great job and said everything that was on my mind ..Thank you Coming from T Mobile S6 Edge Plus 837.00$ Loved the nexus 5 so much i bought and sold it 3 times , had the Nexus 6 but just a tad to big for me Not to mention the resale value skyrocketed Down faster then i’ve ever seen any phone before you can bu one now for 175.00$ i paid nearly 700$ I’m really hoping HTC Pull’s this one off ………i’m patiently waiting not to much longer………..

    • Jake Fitzpatrick

      I have seen so many positive statements about the Nexus line. I used to have a nexus on Sprint and it was buggy and never got updated, so I am glad to hear that Google is actually updating them now.

      I have a Note 5, currently. I love T-Mobile and the phone. It is frustrating to see it hasn’t been updated yet though. I feel that it is the best phone I have ever owned and I use the pen all the time.

      Would be awesome if Nexus phones came with the pen … or somehow put pure Android on the Note 5 and be able to use SNote or something similar.

  • Mathew Bolles

    I received my update to Android M yesterday on much Samsung Galaxy S6 through US Cellular. It’s working great so far and the new features are very interesting.

    • TylerCameron

      Wow. Even puny regional carriers are getting updates before T-Mobile. Something is wrong here.

      • saimin

        T-Mobile adds more crapware to the updates than the minor carriers

  • saimin

    I own a Galaxy S6 now. That is my 2nd and last Samsung phone. I don’t trust Samsung anymore. Google has been pushing out security updates every month, but the last update that my S6 received was last October. My next phone is going to be a Nexus.

    • T Redd

      Its pretty sad they cant push out security updates. If it wasn’t for the removable battery on my note 4 i would of went the nexus route.

  • David

    Tmobile testing is a joke. Tmobile doesn’t do it systematically, they simply put it on several phone and hand out to employees for them to use for a couple of weeks and see if they find anything.

  • Andrew

    I’m happy with my Samsungs. I owned the S3, Note 3, Note 4, and now the Note 5. The latest software would be great… but with the current software on my Note 5, it works perfectly fine…

    • Marcelo_L

      Sure, I suppose some folks can afford to upgrade EVERY year. Some of us can’t. That, and there’s just no justification as to why ANY handset these days, cannot get OS for 2 full handset release cycles. Sorry, but there’s just no excuse other than “We don’t feel like spending the $$ to make some customers happy”.

  • calvin35

    Didn’t some variants of the G4 and HTC M8 and M9 get lollipop over a month ago?

    • John Wentworth

      Yes but this is Samsung, the slowest of the slow when it comes to android updates
      If you buy a Samsung device, your going to wait for updates
      That’s just the way it is. I’ve accepted it, I have a Note 5

  • MiketheHuman

    What’s interesting is that everyone, including me, wants the update.. the update.. THE UPDATE!… When I stop and take a look at my Galaxy Note Edge running Lollipop, to be honest, it’s running pretty tight, and I still like my phone. I didn’t upgrade my phone last year because of what was missing from the new Note 5, that my Note Edge has (removable battery, somewhere to put my 64gb micro, and the IR Blaster which I use daily).. Does anyone ever think that we as tech enthusiasts really need an upgrade every year, or have we just been conditioned to expect it, like we’ve been hypnotized into thinking we NEED an update? We use to keep our PC for years before upgrading, now we NEED an upgrade? Every year?? I’m kinda ok with what I have.. OF COURSE I’d like the upgrade though lol

    • John Wentworth

      Well, now we have two different things, Android version updates and Security updates, you can get by perfectly fine without Android version updates
      Security updates are important are a huge problem for Android and Samsung specifically.

      Just like even if your PC is running windows 7 now, it’s still getting security updates even if it doesn’t get functionality updates.

      I love my Note 5 on T-mobile and it’s fine running lollipop, but the last security update I got was the December security update, so I’m missing 3 months of security fixes at this point, that is a problem.

      • Marcelo_L

        Not only are we missing security updates, but practically every other NA carrier has their Marshmellow rolling out. I’ve been through this with the Samsung Behold 2 ( No Eclair ). The Note 2 ( No KitKat. Thanks, no seriously, THANKS for that bait and switch.) Now the Note 5. I swore I’d learn my lesson with the Note 2, but as I’m an old school stylus kinda guy, I thought they’d gotten their act together.

        At this point, I’ve come to understand that any frustrations or concerns are falling into TMobile’s camp. Not Samsung’s. The builds for TMobiles handsets cannot be THAT significantly different than AT&T’s given that AT&T now supports WiFi calling. Therefore, if we TMobians are not receiving timely updates, its squarely falling on TMobile’s management that is not placing the importance in getting these updates to their customers.

        So….are you listening TMobile (probably not), it’s high time you placed the importance on getting these updates to us. Or at least, TALK about why updates from LG and HTC make it to their handsets in a more timely fashion? Is it that Samsung is extorting some seemingly exhorbitant amount of $$$ for these updates? If it’s not you keeping these updates from the subscribers, then you need to come clean.

        • MiketheHuman

          Yeah there really isn’t any excuse do not keep these phones at least as secure as possible. It shouldn’t take six months or even a year to supply us with security patches. It would be nice if we could subsidize our phones through the manufacturer instead of the carrier we may get things a little quicker then.

        • Ben7

          Those security patches are only for the security of the company bank account…………Look those security patches are just to make sure you don’t hack or root your phone they are lying about the security updates ………. I have my S5 with 4.4.2 and im doing just fine and my battery is good too no security bull shit and i can root all i want………… They update your phone to mess up your software so you feel force to buy a new one………….

        • Ben7

          The update was released to Tmobile long time ago ………. Tmobile is fucking up big time they are supposedly testing the update hahah what a joke………. All they are doing is changing some things and adding things we don’t need or want ………

  • I should have learned my lesson with the S4, which TMO refused to update for some reason. They promised me the S6 would get a speedy update to Marshmallow, but I guess I was a fool to believe that.

    There really is no excuse for two companies as big as Samsung and TMO are to take so ridiculously long to release updates – especially for devices that were JUST flagships a little while ago.

    • Jason Caprio

      Yep. I pre-ordered my Galaxy Note 5 and got it the day it was released. It was a nice shiny brand new awesome phone running the latest Andriod 5.1.1 lollipop. 6 months later, I feel like I have an old unsupported device!

    • ilGoT

      T-mobile has to wait on Samsung to get their shit together. Samsung always takes a long time to even give phone companies their modified version of an OS (because they have to rework some stuff around TouchWiz and add in their own extras for their flagships). T-mobile has just received after Samsung has been reportedly working on it for like 7 months. Don’t blame T-mobile, just the srewy Korean phone company who waits months for their international customers to get new updates. By this time next year, Android N will only just be rolling out to the s7 while other companies will have had it for about 6 months, all because of the same thing: Samsung takes too damn long.

  • dasocialmisfit

    T-Mobile is starting to piss me off now

  • Ahren Bonnema

    Can they please just fix the horrible cellular connection? My S6 was chugging along fine until mid year when an OTA update destroyed my cellular reception. Since about August I’ve been unable to text or receive phone calls at work and home. Tmobile has even sent me a replacemental phone but it’s a software issue. If I pop my SIM back in my 4 year old S3 everything works fine. Tmo offered to send me another phone of “equal value” but wont tell me which phone I’d recieve. Also suggested signal booster but I’d need one in my home, work, and car. I’m switching carriers at the end of the month, since Tmo has offered no workable solitions. Sucks cause I’ve always been so happy for the past 15 years with tmo.

    • TylerCameron

      So you’re switching carriers because of an issue that T-Mobile didn’t create?

      • Ahren Bonnema

        Perhaps I’ve falsely accused T-mobile but I’m the only one in my group of friends who has issues with my S6 everyone else is on other carriers and has received multiple updates with no performance issues. From how I understand it Samsung does not release updates directly to the consumer. there is a stage where T-mobile tweaks the software before sending it out. I’ve spent many hours on T-mobile community forums discussing the issue with other S6 owners and folks way smarter and tech savy than me have claimed that it’s something that T-mobile did to the last few updates that killed it. Could I be wrongly accusing T-mobile? Sure. Can I continue to pay for a service I am not receiving? No.

        • ilGoT

          Isn’t it better to wait and see if this update might fix it? If I were you, I’d take out an insurance plan (if you don’t already have one already on the phone) and in about 3 months cash in on it and get another s6 instead of switching to another carrier.They might even offer to upgrade you to an s7, though the chances are slim since it just came out, but they did offer me this when my s3 broke and offered to upgrade to an s4 for about $15 more than the cost of getting the replacement. T-mobile is definitely the best carrier that I’ve seen out there, and other than some really annoying black zones if you’re not near a city, which for me is almost never, they definitely have the best service compared to the rest, and they’re the cheapest too, which is a plus. I’m sorry that they haven’t been able to help you, but this might just be the first time that they’ve had a problem like yours and it’s not wide spread meaning that they won’t take much issue with it. Maybe try a factory reset, if that hasn’t been suggested yet. It usually fixes most problems.

        • Ahren Bonnema

          The trouble is, I’ve been waiting for updates to fix it for about 6 months and can no longer manage my life properly without proper service. I certainly commend the T-mobile support team as they have always seemed to really want to help and are quick and courteous with support. I’ve done 4 factory resets, received a replacement S6, done several other tweaks and tricks but nothing gets me a reliable signal at work and home. To their credit the offered me another model phone but cannot specify which phone it would be. Maybe I’m being unreasonable but I cannot imagine using a HTC or LG phone as a replacement. Maybe I’ll try the free signal booster as a last ditch effort to save my relationship with a company I’ve been happy with for 15 years. Thanks.

  • Walt

    Will someone post on this page when 6.0 is offically available (on their phone) for the S6. Thanks

    • Walt

      Do not download it. It will fuck your phone up.

  • beermebeerme1

    I’ve been with android since the cupcake days. What I’ve learned is that updates don’t always equal improvement. My practice now is to wait a week before installing updates and let the rookies be the crash test dummies. Also, I try to keep in mind that what I buy is what I have. Companies aren’t obligated to update unless they promise at the point of sale.

    We’re talking OS here. What other line of goods offers to upgrade us to the next level at no charge? Someone else opined that it is best to keep an original OS. I tend to agree. This is particularly true if a series of upgrades takes one two or more steps past the original OS.

    Android is complicated. Particularly if one considers app interaction and development. Just because an OS is updated does not mean that current apps will function on the new OS without updating them too. That is a big part of the delay and problems afterward. Factor in the inter-app interactions and one flawed app can screw an entire system.

    • TylerCameron

      6.0 has been out fr the Galaxy S6 for a while. Just not the T-Mobile one. This update is so late EVERYONE has tested it already.

  • saimin

    I got my Marshmallow 6.0.1 update last night, over-the-air from T-Mobile. My phone is an unlocked, non-rooted, Galaxy S6 G920i.

    The new Google Now On Tap feature is cute, but I’ll have to see how often I use it. I was happy with Samsung’s battery management feature before, so I’m not sure how much better Google Doze will be.

    I love that I finally have the latest security patches (at least through March 1). The last security patch I received before this was last October.

    The phone also seems to run more smoothly and responsively than before. The touch screen used to be somewhat jerky, but now it is responds very smoothly to swiping actions.

  • jimjwilliamson

    I jumped on the S6 Edge when it first came out, dumb enough to believe promises of early update to 6.0.
    Combine this delay with Samsung trying to force Samsung Pay on me at every opportunity, and a few other crap apps I can’t disable and this will be my last Samsung phone.
    I’ll stick with T-Mo, after 15 years I still wouldn’t go anywhere else, but no more Samsung junk.

  • Guest

    First sprint now verizon is pushing out 6.0 to the S6. T-mobile is late to the game like always on their software updates :(

  • Unknown

    F**k T Mobile

  • Walt

    Marshmallow 6.0.1 date sucks, do not download it. Send emails to Google, put pressure on them.