Samsung on Monday announced a beta testing programme where registered users can install upcoming firmware updates to provide feedback to the company before it rolls out the final versions globally. The process will help the tech giant in releasing firmware updates with minimal errors and in a faster manner. Called the Galaxy Beta Program, the first beta test is for the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones.
The South Korean consumer electronics giant said users of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge on KT and LG U+ carriers in South Korea will be allowed to take part in the programme for now. It is also seeking Android 6.0 Marshmallow beta testers for Galaxy S6 in the UK.The firm has not mentioned which other smartphone will be part of the beta testing programme. It is worth mentioning that the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge run Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box.
Those who want to be a part of the beta test programme need to fill up a form to apply. They then need to download the Galaxy Care app from Google Play, and complete the registration for the Galaxy Beta Program. Sammobile has also shared the Galaxy Care app apk file for those users who are not able to see the app on Google Play. The beta test programme will last until January 18, which also suggests that the two handsets won't be receiving the official Android 6.0 Marshmallow update until late January 2016.
It is worth mentioning that Samsung Galaxy Note 4 earlier this month reportedly started receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow update, according to some users in Hungary. As per Samsung's leaked Android 6.0 Marshmallow update roadmap, which surfaced on the Web last month, the company was supposed to start pushing the latest build this month with its Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ smartphones. It added the update to reach the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge in January. The Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge are claimed to receive the update in February.