We have good news for our readers in India because Samsung has decided to bring Android Marshmallow to even the entry level Galaxy J5 Original this year. In fact, the 874.17MB update has been rolled out to the J5 even before the J7 Original, which will receive the update soon as well.
Once you download and install the update (preferably via Wi-Fi), the build number on your phone should change to J500FXXU1BPF and the base Android version should now show 6.0.1 Marshmallow. You will need to take a good look at the change log to see all the changes that you will see on your J5, post the upgrade. We think that the "New TouchWiz" should be particularly interesting to experience for the first time. You can also expect features common to the Android M OS to now become a part of your smartphone, like customizable app permissions, better battery life with Doze, Google Now on Tap, etc.
The update will take time to reach every smartphone in the country via OTA, but you can always check for it from Settings > About Device > Software update on your device. Did you expect your J5 to receive the Marshmallow treatment? They did take their sweet time with it, but considering the fact that Samsung isn't really known for providing major updates to its older entry level phones, this is good news indeed.
Author: Saikat Kar (Tech-enthusiast)
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