Android Marshmallow Update

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@darderb wrote:

This may be a dumb question,  is wifi calling available currently through Telus for the S6 or Edge? 


Not at this time. 

 

Telus was working on a separate project about a year ago called Telus Extend, an App which allowed calls from a Wi-Fi network, but it has not been released for general consumption.

 

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Connector

Thanks for the UPD8 on the ST8 of the M8! Even if it's L8 and I H8 to W8 that's GR8!

Connector

Hi @A_Kron & @RhoLee,  I'm a owner of a Samsung Galaxy S6 and very disappointed on seeing the dates provide below by Telus for the Samsung Galaxy S6.  I don't understand why the update for Android M will be released for S6 a month after the S6 Edge.  Wow!!  Can someone explain to me the logic behind this delay on a phone (S6) that has less software enhancements on this update than the S6 edge?

 

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@kirovnet I was about to say the same thing. I understand it takes time to do a release.  And Telus is usually one of the last, but that's because the testing is intense.  And I honestly have RARELY had an issue with an update unlike other providers that have released early and had massive issues.

BUT....How on EARTH is the S6 Edge getting Android M less than a MONTH before the S6?  This is completely backwards!  The S6 is the Flagship!  Very upsetting.  Waiting this long and then seeing this!

I really hope that date for the S6 is bumped up to an earlier release to at least Match the Edge

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My guess is Samsung released the two updates at different times, and Telus is putting them 'in the pipe' in the order received.

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Resident

 Why is the Galaxy S5 not listed?

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The S5 is older and probably won't get Android M until June if you're lucky!

Neighbour

Any idea if/when the Note 4 will get the update to M?

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I believe it was announced by Samsung but there was no date related to Canada yet. 


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Connector

Looked through the software update release Nexus was the only one listed security update solely indicating it would be the lastest Andriod security update for the month.  All others were included with version update which would mean the security update is from previous months leaving the phone vulnerable to new security hacks.  It appears the Nexus phones are the only Android phones getting the security updates in a timely manner to protect us from malicious incursions, hacks and the government spying on us.   Time to abandon Samsung, LG and other OEM's who fail to get security updates to phone owners so we are protected.  Thought Microsoft was slow and did not care these OEM's are far worse. 

Connector
Will the Samsung Galaxy Tab A be getting the Android Marshmallow update and if yes when?
Connector

Lol ... the Note 5 is more of a flagship than the S6.  This will soon be replaced with the S7.  I feel for you getting the update next month, but I can't complain.  I own a Note 5.

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@cryptodon - That's because the Nexus devices get the updates from Google. They are running stock Android. Companies like Samsung heavily customize their version of Android and because of all the code changes they do, updates have to be tested to ensure they don't mess up the existing coding (Samsung pulled a previous update because of this) before releasing it to the public.


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Connector

LG G3 has been removed from the list...

Resident

yeah, what happened to the g3!!!! have been looking forward to it

Organizer

What happened to the Moto X Play going from March 9th to the 21st?

Neighbour

I am also wondering why the G3 is now missing.  The G2 was given the shaft by Canadian carriers on the Lollipop update that the rest of the world had... and this was after Canadian carriers said that it was on the way.  Now that the rest of the world has Marshmallow on their G3's, are we going to see the same shaft from Canadian carriers for our G3's??

Resident

DEVICE

TARGET LAUNCH

DETAILS

Nexus 6

Mar 9

Security Update

Nexus 6P

Mar 9

Bug Fixes + Security Update

Nexus 5

Mar 9

Security Update

Nexus 5X

Mar 9

Security Update

Samsung Tab A

Mar 11

Bug Fixes + Security Update

Samsung GS6 Edge+

Mar 16

Android M Update + Security Update

Samsung Note 5

Mar 16

Android M Update + Security Update

Moto X Play

Mar 21

Update to Android 6.0.1 + Bug Fixes + Enhancements + Security Update

Alcatel Pixi 3 (4")

Mar 22

Bug Fixes + Security Update

Alcatel Pixi 3 (4.5")

Mar 22

Bug Fixes + Security Update

Samsung A5

Mar 23

Bug Fixes + Security Update

Kyocera DuraForce

Mar 23

Android L Update + Security Update

Samsung GS6 Edge

Mar 30

Android M Update + Security Update

Samsung GS6

Apr 13

Android M Update + Security Update

Neighbour

It's ridiculous to see the G3 has been taken off the list altogether now.

This is another reason why I wish we would open internet/cell phone services to international competition.  Canadians get shafted on every single front.  

Neighbour
Can we perhaps get a response from Telus regarding the removal of the G3?
Resident
What happened to the G3 marshmallow update? Why was it removed?
Connector

What happened to the LG G3 update for March 16th?

Resident
What happened to the LG G3, it just disappeared???
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@btwilliam @AhmedElMawazini 
We are currently awaiting the software from the OEM for the LG G3. We are hoping to release it in early April. 

Connector

@RhoLee Thank you.

Resident

Is there any word on when the Note 4 is going to be updated to Marshmallow?

Resident
Note 5 was supposed get it today but haven't seen it till 10 am so it might be later during the day
Connector

Still nothing.  I am hoping by end of day??

Resident
Nothing on my note 5 @ 1:30 pm est. No updates on if it's been delayed either. Im eager to get this on my device!
Neighbour

The same here.  Just checked and still nothing on my Note 5.