Remember the Galaxy S5? It was, in my opinion, one of the last mediocre flagships that Samsung built, but it's still barely two years old now and that warrants it support and firmware updates, at least up until Marshmallow, which was released when the S5 was about 18 months old.
The Sprint Galaxy S5 got its update at the beginning of April, the T-Mobile one followed last week, and now it's time for Verizon to release its OTA update for the phone. It takes the S5 up to version MMB29M.G900VVRU2DPD1.
The update brings Marshmallow to the Galaxy S5 including per-app permissions, Doze mode, Google Now on Tap, and more of the M goodies that we've extensively discussed before. It also adds WiFi calling to the phone, updated app icons, Ultra High Quality Audio (Hi-Fi Audio), and Android for Work. Verizon's page also mentions all the preloaded apps and their version numbers — and holy smokes did they preload the heck out of that phone!
The good news is that the update is officially ready for your phone, the bad news is that you might need to wait and suffer through the same bloatastic experience that you had before. It should start rolling out today, May 31st, but you may need to wait a couple of days for it to reach the device in your hand.
- Verizon Galaxy S5