Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates have just started rolling out as of October 5, 2015. A select few devices have started to receive updates over the air.
The Marshmallow update is just 337MB in size, which is relatively small compared to other Android updates – some of which have weighed in at 1GB or more.
Anyone can receive the update today by downloading the factory images, which were released by Google on October 5.
Factory images and over the air updates are currently available for the following devices:
-Nexus 9 LTE and Wi-Fi
-Nexus 7 2013 LTE
You can download the Marshmallow factory images here: https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/images
Updating to Marshmallow using those images is as easy as unlocking your bootloader (which you’ve already done if you’ve rooted your device) and then flashing the new firmware onto your Nexus device.
Nexus devices are always the first to receive the new Android updates. But when will major devices from other manufacturers join the party? Keep reading to discover when Samsung, Motorola, and other major brands are releasing Marshmallow and on which devices.
Motorola and the Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update
Motorola hasn’t announced the timing for its Marshmallow release. It has, however, announced which Motorola phones are expected to receive the update. Those phones include all of the following:
-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)
Samsung and the Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update
When can Samsung users expect to receive the new Android update? Samsung, like Motorola, has not yet commented on its Marshmallow release schedule, nor has it announced which devices are likely to receive the update. Android industry insiders, however, have agreed on a list of devices that should receive the Marshmallow update. Those devices include:
-Galaxy S6 Edge
-Galaxy Note Edge
-Galaxy Note 5
-Galaxy S6 Edge+
-Galaxy S6 Duos
-Galaxy Note 4
-Galaxy Note 4 Duos
-Galaxy Tab A
Samsung has once again not commented on the timing of its Marshmallow release, but most people expect the update to occur before the end of the year or at the very beginning of 2016 (which is the general release window for the other manufacturers on this list as well).
LG and the Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update
T-Mobile “leaked” a list of LG devices expected to receive the Marshmallow update, which was helpful because LG has not published its own list.
T-Mobile claims that the following LG devices will receive the Marshmallow update:
-LG G Stylo
And before LG fans start commenting: you’re not crazy. LG did indeed skip over the Android 5.1.1 update, but that doesn’t mean you’re missing the Android 6.0 update. It seems that LG just wanted to better prepare its users for the Marshmallow update.
HTC and the Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update
HTC is one of the only Android manufacturers to have actually released their list of devices that will be updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. HTC announced the news on its Twitter account.
Notably, the HTC One M7 will not receive the Marshmallow update because it is more than 2 years old. Here are all the devices expected to receive the Marshmallow update:
Sony and the Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update
Sony has also nicely released a full list of its devices that will receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. Those devices include all of the following:
-Xperia Z5 Compact
-Xperia Z5 Premium
-Xperia Z4 Tablet
-Xperia Z3 Compact
-Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
-Xperia Z2 Tablet
-Xperia C5 Ultra
-Xperia M4 Aqua
Huawei and the Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update
Huawei hasn’t said much about the Marshmallow update on its devices – probably because it’s still cooking up the Android Lollipop update for its flagship smartphones.
Huawei has said, however, that the P8 will be the first device in its lineup to receive the Android Marshmallow update – but who knows when that will occur?
OnePlus and Android Marshmallow
OnePlus hasn’t discussed the Marshmallow update either, probably because it’s internally developing its own Marshmallow competitor called OxygenOS. It seems likely, however, that the OnePlus Two will receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update sometime next year.
ASUS and Android Marshmallow
Asus recently upgraded its Zenfone lineup to Android Lollipop, so don’t expect to get a speedy Marshmallow update anytime soon. Flagships like the Zenfone 2 will likely receive the Marshmallow update sometime towards the middle of 2016.