Android Marshmallow rolling out now – but probably not to your phone

And when the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P (shown) release in the coming weeks, they’ll have Marshmallow preinstalled, of course.


After testing the Doze feature with the Nexus 5S and Nexus 6S, Google found out that the devices had 30 percent longer battery time compared to the time when they were not running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The improved security features of Android 6.0 Marshmallow are also welcome and we hope they will work flawlessly. It is, however, still a guessing game as to which other brand beats the others to the punch in receiving these updates.

“Some Samsung smartphone users are also among those looking forward to the new version, which is expected to launch in the third quarter”, is all the site says.

The new updates are being pushed out to a specific set of devices in the Android One range in India. These are all pretty much the same phone, featuring a 4.5 inch, 854 x 480 pixel display, MediaTek MT6582 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of storage, and 1700 mAh battery. Apparently it’s seems that the Motorola will push updates for its range of devices first.

The company explained that Now on Tap stays on tasks, instantly pulling up relevant info and helping the user to get more done. The app menu also had a major change, as it has become more organized now. I’ve reached out to T-Mobile about the reports and will let you all know what I hear back.

Among the models seeing Marshmallow release are the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9 and Nexus Player. There is however, a way to force that update through quicker.

Flashing the factory image differs from installing the over-the-air (OTA) update in that the factory image contains the full system files for your device, whereas the OTA update contains only the upgrade information. But that might mean losing all of the stuff on your phone.

With all of that said, what about the Marshmallow upgrade?


Nexus 10, and original Galaxy Nexus are not supported in the update.

Nexus 6P