If you’ve got a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 on Verizon, this weekend is going to be a good one for you.
Verizon today updated its Galaxy Note 5 support page with info on its Android 6.0 update, and according to Verizon’s software updates page, Android 6.0 will begin rolling out today, March 4. The update bumps Verizon’s Note 5 up to software version MMB29K.N920VVRU2BPB2.
The update includes many of the tweaks that you’d expect going from Lollipop to Marshmallow. That includes Google Now on Tap, Doze battery enhancements, and improved app permissions. The update adds Verizon Wi-Fi Calling support, too, letting you make calls over a Wi-Fi connection for improved quality. There’s also Live broadcast improvements, the removal of the Amazon Appstore, and and updated app icons and folder designs.
So yeah, not only is this update a big one because it moves the Verizon Note 5 to Marshmallow, but it also adds a notable new feature in Wi-Fi Calling. It also looks like Verizon is the first major US carrier to update its Galaxy Note 5 to Android 6.0, so you Note 5-toting Verizon customers have that to tout over your non-VZW friends.
If you’ve got a Verizon-branded Galaxy Note 5, you can check for this update by connecting to Wi-Fi and then going into Settings > About phone > Software updates > Check for Updates. Just keep in mind that these things often roll out in a staggered fashion, so it might take some time for the update to hit your phone.