When Android 6.0 Marshmallow coming in to your phone?
Google's next mobile operating system update is called Android 6.0 Marshmallow and it has already started an international roll out to many devices.
As is tradition, it comes pre-installed on Google's latest Nexus devices - the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P - and it quickly pushed out an update for previous generation Nexus phones and tablets soon after.
But any new Android release kicks off the furore surrounding upgrades for the rest of the Android device-owning community. When will I get Android Marshmallow? Who will get Marshmallow first? We're pulling all the details together so you have one easy stop to see when you'll get your next Android upgrade for your smartphone or tablet.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow release date
Google's Android 6.0 Marshmallow made its debut at the start of October for current Nexus device users in the US and it should have already rolled out to other regions.
It was officially released in final form on 5 October 2015, with he final build available for those who wanted to collect the source files and update their Nexus devices. However, OTA updates should be available to most, if not all, supported Nexus phones and tablets by now.
The new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P were released on 22 October, and they both have it pre-installed.
Android 6.0.1 was officially released on 7 December 2015 and in most cases, we'd expect updates to arrive on this latest version.
We've given the Android 6.0 Marshmallow preview a thorough review so you know what to expect when it does hit your device.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow update: Nexus devices
Android Marshmallow (Android 6.0) started rolling out to Nexus 5, 6, 7, and 9 from 5 October. There should be updates for the Nexus Player too for users of the device in the US. The Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P come with Android 6.0 already pre-installed.
The Android 6.0.1 factory images are available for those who want to manually update their phones if they haven't received the OTA version yet.
We also received reports a while back that the Nexus 9 in the UK has the update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow too (thanks to Tony for the tip).
Android 6.0 Marshmallow update: BlackBerry
That's right, we now have BlackBerry on the Android update list. With the Priv launching on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, the company hasn't committed to a confirmed timeline for Marshmallow, but did tell Android Central that it would be some time in 2016.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow update: HTC
Unlike the other manufacturers out there, HTC operates a 90-day promise for updates, as well as promising that your device will be updated for two years following its release. In reality, 90 days is a target and some might get that update, while others might have to wait a little longer as it rolls-out in different regions.
HTC confirmed that the HTC One M9 and One M8 will get an update at "beginning end of 2015", and the One M9 and A9 are still on target for December, according to Mo Versi, head of product management at HTC.
Other HTC devices will also be getting updated to the new Google Android operating system.
It has revealed that the following will all be getting the new operating system:
HTC One M9+
HTC One E9+
HTC One M8
HTC One E9
HTC One ME
HTC One E8
HTC One M8 Eye
HTC Butterfly 3
HTC Desire 826
HTC Desire 820
HTC Desire 816
The company has also confirmed that it will share further info regarding other devices in the near future.
Oh, and if that wasn't enough, HTC has unveiled the HTC One A9 which is shipping with Android 6.0 Marshmallow already.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow update: Huawei
Huawei has revealed which devices in its line-up are getting the new software (with its own Emotion UI layered on top, of course).
The Huawei devices getting Android 6.0 are:
Huawei P8 Youth Edition
Huawei P8 Max
Huawei Maimang 4 (the Chinese version of the G8)
Huawei G7 Plus
Huawei Mate 7
Huawei Mate S
Huawei Honor 7
Huawei Honor 7i
Huawei Honor 6 Plus
Huawei Honor 6
Huawei Play 4C
Huawei announced that Android 6.0 Marshmallow began rolling out in November, although we're yet to hear of examples.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow update: Honor
Honor is a sub-brand of Huawei, but it looks like Honor will be getting its Marshmallow sweetness a little later than Huawei, if the timeline from Honor India is anything to go by. The company tweeted to say that Marshmallow would be arriving in February 2016 to the following devices:
Honor 6 Plus
Android 6.0 Marshmallow update: LG
LG announced that LG G4 owners will get the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update from the week beginning 19 October... in Poland. The rest of the supported regions in Europe, Asia and the Americas - including the UK and US - will "follow".
Traditionally, that could mean a wait until early the following year, so we'd expect to see the update hit other LG G4 handsets in January or February 2016.
It also seems likely that the LG G3 will get Android 6.0, as it previously appeared as an option on a Korean LG support page.
LG will officially confirm and publish an upgrade schedule soon, however.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow update: Motorola
Motorola is a fast mover when it comes to Android updates. Thanks to minimal additions on devices, Motorola has sometimes updated as fast, or even faster, than some Nexus models.
It recently confirmed, for instance, that the following Moto devices will get Marshmallow:
2015 Moto X Pure Edition (third-gen)
2015 Moto X Style (third-gen)
2015 Moto X Play
2015 Moto G (third-gen)
2014 Moto X Pure Edition in the US (second-gen)
2014 Moto X in Latin America, Europe and Asia (second-gen)
2014 Moto G and Moto G with 4G LTE2 (second-gen)
2014 Moto Maxx
2014 Moto Turbo
The roll-out started initially in Brazil and India, for the 2015 Moto X Style (third-gen) and 2014 Moto X (second-gen). Now we've had reports that the latter has been updated more widely around the globe, including in the US and UK. An OTA update has started to hit Moto X (2014) devices.
We also know from personal experience that the new Moto X Force has received an over-the-air update.
We had heard that Motorola confirmed that it was in the approval process for the 2015 Moto X Pure Edition (third-gen) so it is highly possible that has received its update by now too.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow update: Nvidia
Nvidia was swift when it came to getting the last Android update (Lollipop) to its Shield Tablet and it has been equally speedy getting Marshmallow to the current device. The Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 now has an over-the-air Android 6.0 update waiting for you to install, if you haven't already.
Strangely, although the original Shield Tablet shares the same processor, graphics chipset and many other internal tech as the K1, it doesn't have the update yet. There's currently no word from Nvidia on whether it plans to update that model too.
The company announced at CES 2016 that Android 6.0 Marshmallow is heading to Shield Android TV however so that will be ready soon for installation. Nvidia has also said it will be enhancing the startup process on Shield Android TV meaning fewer steps before you get to your favourite apps, movies and games.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow update: OnePlus
OnePlus has confirmed that Marshmallow is coming to the OnePlus 1, and that Cyanogen OS will be updated sometime in early 2016. The OnePlus Two with Oxygen OS will be updated in Q1 2016. OnePlus confirmed it will use the native support for the fingerprint scanner in Marshmallow. The OnePlus X will also get updated, but there's no word on a timeframe.
To recap, OnePlus has confirmed the following devices will receive the update to Android Marshmallow:
Android 6.0 Marshmallow update: Samsung
Last OS update, Samsung had its version rolling out 31 days after the Google launch. But not all phones actually got it right away. Variations in network can play a role here, and some see quite a delay. It also looks like Samsung is running a phased roll-out, if a timeline that appeared on Times News is correct.
The first phase of Samsung handsets were tipped to land in December 2015, but we're still yet to hear any official confirmation. Those devices were:
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+
These models are slated for a January 2016 update:
Samsung Galaxy S6
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
Followed by the older Note models in February 2016:
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
The next run of devices doesn't have a timeframe, and is awaiting approval:
Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Samsung Galaxy S5
Finally there's a second phase of updates reported, although these apparently have to be approved. It includes:
Samsung Galaxy A8
Samsung Galaxy A7
Samsung Galaxy A5
Samsung Galaxy A3
Samsung Galaxy E7
Samsung Galaxy E5
A leaked release schedule from Samsung Viet supports most of these dates. It claims updates for Q1, 2016 will arrive on the Galaxy Note 4, Note 4 Duos, Note Edge, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, S6 Duos, Galaxy S5, S5 Neo and S5 LTE-A.
The source slates tablet updates for Q2 for the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy Tab A, Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 and Tab S2 8.0.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow update: Sony Xperia
Sony has published a list of device that will be updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The list includes:
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
Sony says that it is working as fast as it can to bring this update to devices, although there's no confirmed timeline. We'll update as soon as we can.
We will update as soon as there are any confirmations of timeline for Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates.