Wondering when your phone will get Android 6.0 Marshmallow? We round up all the latest info from all the major smartphone manufacturers.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow is almost here ! Due to arrive this week on Google's brand-new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P devices,
Google's latest mobile operating system will add several new features to existing Android smartphones, including Google Now on Tap, app permissions and Android Pay to name just a few.
However, as is usual for this kind of update, it may take a while for it to start rolling out to your particular handset, as each manufacturer is responsible for managing their own over-the-air (OTA) updates. Depending on how much they've customized the interface, pushing out a new version of Android isn't always particularly straightforward. That's not to mention any further customization options requested by individual mobile networks, leaving some Android users waiting months before they get the official update.
In this article, I've put together everything I know about the Marshmallow roll-out. A lot of smartphone manufacturers are still rather reluctant to put a firm date on when they'll be rolling out Android Marshmallow, but I'll be updating this article with more information as and when it's confirmed, so be sure to check back often to see all the latest update news also if you would like to beautify your phone in the meantime, here are some great mobile phone back covers.
LG has announced that the LG G4 will be the first phone in the world to receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow. G4 owners in Poland will get their upgrade next week, with other countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas to follow shortly.
Admittedly, that's not a huge amount of information to go on, but it's still a positive sign for G4 owners, as they shouldn't have to wait long before they can start enjoying all of Marshmallow's latest features.
HTC has yet to confirm when it will be rolling out Android Marshmallow, but it has promised that it will arrive before the end of the year on the HTC One M8 and HTC One M9. It's less certain when it will be rolling out Marshmallow to other handsets, but it has confirmed that the Desire 826, Desire 820, Desire 816, Desire Eye and all of the devices listed below will be getting Marshmallow in the near future:
HTC is also due to hold a press conference on 20th October, so we may well hear more news on its Marshmallow rollout plans then. If HTC also announces a new phone next week, it's also very likely that it will receive a Marshmallow update pretty sharpish.
Samsung's been more elusive about which handsets will be receiving Android Marshmallow, but SamMobile claims to have a complete list of those inline for an OTA update. As you'd expect, this includes the entire Galaxy S6 family, including the S6 Edge and S6 Edge+, and the Galaxy Note 5, which will likely get Marshmallow before the end of the year.
Older handset owners might also be in luck, as SamMobile's list also includes the Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge and Galaxy S5. However, I've asked Samsung for more concrete confirmation on this and will update this article as soon as I hear back.
Sony's been very forthcoming about which handsets will be receiving Android Marshmallow, and has a complete list on its Sony Mobile blog. This includes the Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, Xperia Z5 Premium, Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z2, Xperia M5, Xperia C5 Ultra, Xperia M4 Aqua and Xperia C4. As for Sony's tablets, Marshmallow candidates include the Xperia Z4 Tablet, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and Xperia Z2 Tablet.
Sony still hasn't released any information on when Marshmallow will be rolling out to the phones and tablets mentioned above, but it's promised that it will be sharing more information "soon" on its blog and @SonyMobileNews.
Motorola is always usually very quick when it comes to pushing out new Android updates, as its choice of stock Android means it doesn't have to spend a huge amount of time making painstaking customisation upgrades. It's also very good at pushing out updates to its entire range of devices, and its Marshmallow rollout looks to be no different, as it's confirmed via the Motorola blog that the following handsets will all be receiving Marshmallow: the Moto X Style, Moto X Play, 2nd Gen Moto X, 3rd Gen Moto G, 2nd Gen Moto G (both the 3G and 4G versions) and the Nexus 6.
Again, the key question is 'when', as Motorola has yet to announce definitive launch windows for each handset. However, it advises customers to keep an eye on its software upgrade page for more information.
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