Exynos Powered Galaxy Note 4 Gets Marshmallow Update

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was released back in October 2014 running Android 4.4.4 KitKat out of the box, and throughout its lifetime, the phablet has received several software updates, including a major bump to version Android 5.1 Lollipop. Currently, the smartphone is queued up to receive an update to Google’s latest version of Android, and fresh reports reveal that another Galaxy Note 4 variant powered by Samsung’s Exynos 5433 SoC has now been invited to the Android 6.0 Marshmallow party.

Android 6.0 was first spotted on a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 variant last December, and since them the software package slowly continued to expand its reaches to other models, including Sprint’s in the U.S. Now, fresh reports suggest that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is starting to receive the update to Marshmallow in more regions. The screenshots below originate from a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 owner in Turkey who appears to be using a Polish ROM, and the user reports that the update includes a few Samsung Galaxy Note 5-specific features, such as Screen Off Memo, which allows users to create notes as soon as they pull out the S Pen, without having to turn on the display. Judging by the screenshots, the update also introduces a newer icon design (lifted from the Samsung Galaxy Note 5), and overall, the software package weighs roughly 1.3 GB, which is about ~100 MB less than the update released on Sprint's network). Assuming the update is similar to the one released in the States, it should also include the newer Air Command menu available on the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, and overall, the user interface should now respond faster and deliver smoother animations.

Although news of the update originates from a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 owner in Turkey running a Polish ROM, the software package seems to be aimed at the “N910C” Samsung Galaxy Note 4 variant released in Asia, Europe, and South America. With that being said and assuming that the software package is released without a hitch, more owners of the “N910C” model across all three regions should gradually receive an update notification fairly soon. Alternatively, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 users can also try to trigger the update manually from the phone’s settings menu, under "About phone" > "Software updates".

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