New firmware is available for the Galaxy S5 Active, model no. SM-G870W, which belongs to Canadian carriers. The software version of the update is G870WVLU1CPF6, and its firmware has already hit the web.
If you remember, we told you that Rogers told us that it’s looking to starting rolling out the Marshmallow on July 18, and bingo, they are 100% able to match the deadline. Looks like August 3’s release of M4 Aqua Marshmallow update will turn out equally true!
If you own a S5 Active in Canada, you should really look for the system update under Settings. The PF6 update is available at all carriers, so no need to ask Google for your carrier’s status.
The Marshmallow update is a pretty HUGE update for S5 active users — as they are jumping directly from Android 5.0.2 Lollipop to 6.0 Marshmallow. Moreover, the Marshmallow update is a pretty interesting update, one that brings some coolest features available on Android, and solid system level performance boosts and stability improvements.
On Marshmallow, your S5 Active should have better than usual battery life thanks to Doze mode, that keeps most processes and tasks in sleep mode to preserve battery when device is not is use, like in night time.
Moreover, you get Now on Tap in Google Now, and the ability to control which apps get what permissions.
Go ahead and update your S5 Active in Canada to 6.0 update now, and do feedback us on how it treats you.