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Android Marshmallow features revealed

LONDON- Samsung smartphone owners are to welcome a number of new features in the coming weeks as the Android 6.0 Marshmallow is about to release, Express.co reports.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is Google’s best update yet. Unfortunately, Samsung smartphone owners have not had a chance to test it out.

But that could be about to change.

A leaked document from inside Samsung and published by Mobipicker reveals when Galaxy smartphone owners can expect the upgrade.

The Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 Edge+ are set to get the Android 6.0 upgrade in February or March, with the phablet set to receive the upgrade first.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5, which failed to materialize in the UK, is also slated for a February release.

Meanwhile, the South Korean firm’s 2014 flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, will also get the bump to Android 6.0 in March or April.

Amongst the new security and in-app privacy features bundled in the Google update, Samsung has added some exciting new functionality for S6 Edge owners.

The beta shows some exciting new features for the Edge display, including a new My Places panel that lists your most recently used apps, and lets you quickly relaunch the software.

There are also panels for Twitter Trends, Yahoo Finance, Sports, a Quick Tools panel, which includes your current location and a working compass, as well as tiles for S Planner and Weather.

These useful snippets slide-in from the curved display, while the remaining screen real estate blurs. Swiping across the panel cycles to the next live widget.

Samsung has included a new settings option that lets smartphone owners remove and add new panels.