Few months after the official release of Android 6.0 marshmallow operating system, Google has officially rolled out a 6.0.1 version update.
Just as the update version number signifies, this isn’t a major update or anything of such. It’s more or less a minor update which tend to bring about dozens of new emoji which are all part of the Unicode 8.0 spec.
As you may have known, Google releases monthly security updates for the OS and if you are wondering when that for December will be released, it actually comes with the Android 6.0.1 update.
Not just the new set of emojis was actually released with the 6.0.1 version, two small tweaks seems to have been added. One which applies specifically to those using a tablet and the other to an inbuilt feature.
If you are using a tablet, the new update comes with the navigation buttons being moved with the Back and Home buttons now present towards the left edge of the screen with the recent button to the right. What’s the difference? All buttons used to be centered.
The second small tweak is in regards the Do Not Disturb feature which now has the ‘Until next alarm’ option when enabled. This should to be present on android 5.1 lollipop but was forgone in the android 6.0 marshmallow first release.
In regards the new dozens of emojis, it will be available on the Google Keyboard app which is the default keyboard app for Nexus phones.However, it looks as though users would have to wait for an official Google keyboard update in the play store app in other for the app to support the new emoji list layout which consist of 10 tabs.
The new android 6.0.1 version update is already available for download on supported Nexus devices and can be downloaded as factory images here. The OTA (over the air) roll out should commence pretty soon (no specified date yet).
HTC, who was one of the companies to release their list of devices getting the marshmallow update when it was released, has said that the HTC One A9 will be getting the android 6.0.1 marshmallow update this month. Hence, if you currently use the iPhone-like HTC One A9, you should be getting the new update pretty soon.