For a while now, we have constantly been publishing reports in regards the android 6.0 Marshmallow OS as we get them.
Google officially announced the new OS sometime last month – precisely on the 29th of October and new nexus flagships were officially unveiled which were running android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.
Today, Google has officially started rolling out the new OS for its nexus devices. In an earlier report, it was said that the update will be available for the nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9 and the nexus player and that has finally come to the limelight.
Unfortunately, the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (original 2012 version) and the nexus 10 won’t be getting the update as Google says those devices are not eligible.
The android 6.0 Marshmallow factory images are now available and can be downloaded from Google’s developers site. HTC has released it’s list of devices that will be getting the new OS upgrade as well as Motorola and Samsung but Google hasn’t officially stated when the new OS will be available for other devices. HTC however stated that two of it’s devices (HTC One M8 and M9) will be getting the upgrade before the end of the year.
Although Google says an Over The Air (OTA) update has already been rolled out, we are yet to get any report of an OTA update being received on any of those eligible devices.
If you own any of the eligible Nexus devices and would want to do a clean install of the marshmallow OS on your device, head over to the Google’s developers website and download the factory images. If you rather prefer an OTA update, you can possible wait till the update arrives on your device. If you’d like to have an idea on what new features comes with the android 6.0 marshmallow OS, we already have a quite comprehensive post on that which can be found HERE.