The Android Marshmallow update is out now for certain devices. It’s out for the Nexus 5, 6, 7 and 9 as well as the Nexus Player. It’s also out for the LG G4 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in some territories. HTC has also confirmed the update will be coming to both the HTC One A9 and One M9 by the end of the year. Several other manufacturers have also shared schedules for the Android Marshmallow upgrade.
Android Marshmallow has following new things:
- Battery life improvements
- Enhanced app permission controls
- Standardized support for fingerprint scanners
- More granular volume controls
- USB-C support
Who will get this update?
It’s manufacturer’s call to provide this update so, It’s not sure that all the android phones will get update.
If you own a Nexus device you are lucky and will surely have this update, as not surprisingly Google’s new software has landed on those first – and manufacturers like Motorola are generally better at getting updates out quickly.
Google’s Nexus devices are the first to get the Android Marshmallow upgrade – one of their biggest selling points is speedy updates and stock versions of Android.
The new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P come with Marshmallow pre-installed, but the update is already coming to Google’s other phones.
Right now the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7, Nexus 9, Nexus Player and the whole range of Android One smartphones are getting the Android Marshmallow update right now.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 is set to be the first device to receive the Marshmallow update. It’s coming out in Hungary at the moment and we expect it to launch in the coming weeks for other models.
No update on the timing for the Galaxy S6 upgrade, but the fact this is starting to leak links up with the idea of a January release date.
Both the HTC One M9 and HTC One A9 will see the Android 6 update in the coming weeks.
Sony has updated us on what phones will be getting the Marshmallow update, and the Xperia Z1 will be missing out this time. The full list udes the Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, Xperia Z5 Premium, Sony Xperia Z3+, Sony Xperia Z3, Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, Sony Xperia Z4 .Tablet and Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact.