Google Nexus Android Marshmallow updateGoogle's Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA (over the air) update to the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9 and Nexus Player has begun. The rollout will occur in stages, with some carriers set to receive the update sooner than others. The Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (2012) and Nexus 10 are not scheduled to receive the update.
Google's newly announced Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P devices will launch with Android 6.0 pre-installed in October.
Motorola Android Marshmallow updateA very select group of Moto X Pure Edition owners have been fortunate enough to participate in what Motorola's David Schuster has described as a "TestDrive". The testing is expected to last several weeks.
Expect a large-scale soak test to follow. When this happens, however, depends on the success of the current round of testing.
Following HTC's Marshmallow announcements (below), Motorola has revealed its current list of Motorola phones that are in line for the update. The list is subject to change, and a timeline for the individual rollouts has not yet been provided, but you should expect the most recent devices to get Marshmallow first.
- Moto X Pure Edition
- Moto X Style
- Moto X Play
- Moto G (3rd gen)
- Moto X (2014)
- Moto G (2014)
- Moto G 4G LTE (2015)
- DROID Turbo
- Moto MAXX
- Moto Turbo
HTC Android Marshmallow updateThanks to the official HTC Twitter account, we now have a confirmed list of devices due to receive Android Marshmallow. Though the Android 6.0 update is scheduled to rollout at the end of 2015 for the HTC One M9 and HTC One M8, the fine print notes that not all carriers will be able to deliver it.
HTC Vice President of Product Management Mo Versi confirmed via twitter that the HTC One M8 GPE will receive Android Marshmallow sometime in October. GPE (Google Play Edition) phones were originally designed to offer a pure Android experience on non-Nexus devices, and were second in line only to Nexus phones when it came to Android updates, but they've been dying out lately. HTC has breathed a little life back into its GPE device with this update news.
HTC also confirmed that the HTC One M7 would not receive Marshmallow because it is now more than two years old and outside of the update window.
This list below is not final and we will keep you informed of all other HTC devices that are added to it.
Samsung Android Marshmallow updateSamsung has not yet commented on its update schedule, but that hasn't stopped some websites from claiming they have an 'official' list of Samsung devices due to be updated to Android Marshmallow by the end of the year. T-Mobile has now listed its first wave of Android devices set to receive Android Marshmallow, including the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, with more sure to receive the update later.
SamMobile has reported on a list of devices that Samsung has been testing Marshmallow on. The list is preliminary and subject to change, but gives a good indication of devices that are likely to receive the update:
- Galaxy S6
- Galaxy S6 Edge
- Galaxy S5
- Galaxy S5 LTE-A
- Galaxy S5 neo
- Galaxy Note Edge
- Galaxy Note 5
- Galaxy S6 Edge+
- Galaxy S6 Duos
- Galaxy Note 4
- Galaxy Note 4 Duos
- Galaxy Alpha
- Galaxy Tab A
LG Android Marshmallow updateLG will be the first phone company to update one of its devices to Marshmallow. The rollout will begin with LG G4 users in Poland next week.
There's no official word yet on the LG G3, or LG G4 users in the rest of the world. Presumably, LG is using Poland as a testing ground for the software update, so the global release can proceed as smoothly as possible. Depending on how that goes, we could be waiting a few more weeks or months.
T-Mobile lists the LG G3, LG G4 and LG G Stylo among those devices set to receive Android Marshmallow in the first wave of updates.
The Korean LG support page for the LG G3 and LG G4 recently added options for Android 6.0, which suggests the firmware is set to appear on these devices sooner rather than later. Although the option currently redirects to an unrelated page, it still appears likely that LG is hard at work preparing the update.
This could also explain why LG chose to skip over the Android 5.1.1 update for their flagship devices: to better prepare for Android Marshmallow.
Sony Android Marshmallow updateSony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact users who had registered for beta testing received the company's concept build of Marshmallow last week (week beginning October 19). The build is now receiving its first OTA update. The update will be rolled out gradually, so some patience will be required if you're involved in the testing. The test is also limited to users in selected European countries.
The update includes several new features: Tap to wake, support for MIDI via USB, more bitrates for FLAC audio content, and an updated keyboard.
Sony has released an official list of devices that will receive the Android Marshmallow update:
- Xperia Z5
- Xperia Z5 Compact
- Xperia Z5 Premium
- Xperia Z4 Tablet
- Xperia Z3+
- Xperia Z3
- Xperia Z3 Compact
- Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
- Xperia Z2
- Xperia Z2 Tablet
- Xperia M5
- Xperia C5 Ultra
- Xperia M4 Aqua
- Xperia C4
This means no fix for the memory leak issue in Android 5.0, but an increased likelihood that Android Marshmallow will arrive in a more timely fashion.
There is no indication of when each device on this list will get updated, but it is bound to vary depending on the carriers and models. We'll let you know more as soon as we do.
Huawei Android Marshmallow updateOn October 28, Android Central reported that Marshmallow beta testing will begin on the Honor 7 in around four weeks, according to Huawei exec Xi Zhao. This news makes it seem likely that Honor 7 users will also be the first Huawei customers to receive Marshmallow on a larger scale.
A tweet from the Indian Honor Twitter page confirms that Honor customers will begin receiving the Marshmallow update in February. It lists the Honor 4c, 4x, 6, 6 Plus and 7 as the devices set to receive the new OS.
Huawei has published a list of devices that are set to get Marshmallow. The rollout is due to begin in November, but expect it to last into 2016. More devices are likely to be added, but here is the list as it stands now:
- Mate S
- Ascend Mate7
- Ascend G7
- G7 Plus
- Honor 7
- Honor 7i
- Honor 6 Plus
- Honor 6
- MediaPad X2
- Honor 4X
- Honor 4C
OnePlus Android Marshmallow updateOnePlus is probably a little preoccupied with its own OS, OxygenOS, to be concerned with Android Marshmallow. Don't expect to see anything happening on the OnePlus front until 2016, when the OnePlus 2 seems the most likely to receive the update.
Asus Android Marshmallow updateAsus is a little slow to update its devices, although the Zenfone models are now on Android Lollipop. You can expect the same range, including the new Zenfone 2, to get Android Marshmallow in Asus' own time.
ZTE Android Marshmallow updateZTE is very lackluster at updating its phones, so don't hold your breath for Android Marshmallow if you own one of its devices. The higher profile models, such as the ZTE Blade S6 and ZTE Axon, are the most likely to receive it, but even then there's no telling when.
CyanogenMod 13Cyanogen are hard at work on their Marshmallow ROM. While there's no word on when we can expect to see the nightly or unstable test builds start to come out, any time between now and January seems like a good bet. Expect it to be at least March before any stable versions are available, with Nexus devices almost certain to be the first to receive them.
The advantages of the ROM over the official build of Marshmallow include more regular updates, additional features and also support for many devices that are not set to receive the official update.
We'll update this page when the team issues their nightly builds and stable releases, so check back often.