Google has announced that Android 6 (Marshmallow), the newest version of its mobile OS, is now rolling out for the Nexus 5, 6, 7 and 9, as well as the Nexus Player.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow is packed with a lot of new features including improved battery efficiency and Now on Tap that displays relevant information to help users tick off more tasks from their to-do list.
Jason Mackenzie, President of HTC America, just posted an infographic on the Twitter mentioning smartphones from HTC to get the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. According to the official Android Blog, there are already four other Nexus devices that are in line to receive the update.
Over-the-air updates have begun to hit various Nexus devices, including the Nexus 9 and Nexus 7 (2013), in both their WiFi and LTE counterparts. The LG G4 Pro will, most likely, launch with Marshmallow.
Those snapping up the Nexus 5X and 6P will get be the first to get their paws on Marshmallow without having to update. If you want to give the smartphone or tablet a nudge, head to Settings About Phone or About Tablet Software Update.
The new app permissions will allow users to better protect their privacy by customizing how much access apps have to the phone’s hardware features. The new Android has kicked off for rollout with Nexus devices. There is also an app standby feature that limits how seldom-used apps impact a phone’s battery life.
In other words, flashing a factory image is more like completely deleting all the software on your device and replacing it. The OTA will only replace what is being changed since your last update. Well, it finally started yesterday, the OTA for Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Those devices are scheduled to ship this month with Android 6.0 out of the box. As usual, T-Mobile breaks down for each device the Android update process into three stages: Manufacturer Development, T-Mobile Testing and Completed.