Dec 8th, 2015

Yesterday we were made privy to the fact that a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 received Android 6.0 Marshmallow in Hungary despite Samsung not having anything official to announce. It’s possible it was fake or a mistake, but we weren’t sure. That said, new evidence and information has come to light that has us believing it’s the real deal.

For starters, SamMobile does say the build number matches what they’ve seen from their Samsung insiders. It also has new features and UI tweaks that hasn’t been spotted in any current Lollipop firmware, so it’s much more than a deceptive build.prop edit.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 top

A video of that new firmware has surfaced online, giving us a look at new icons, a new Air Command menu, and the screen-off memo feature from the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. Everything seems to be working as if Samsung intended for it to work, so suspicions that the new features might be due to app hackery might be unwarranted.

Beyond visible improvements, there’s said to be a significant improvement in performance, something we’re really glad to hear. Unfortunately we still don’t know whether the update this guy received is final or whether it’s a test build, but with Samsung not looking to bring Marshmallow to the Note 4 until 2016 we’re going to leave open the possibility that there’s still more to come.