When Android Marshmallow  was announced last August, we were prepared to wait a bit longer for the official OTA update from Google to be released. We knew it will be sometime in October or as soon as the new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P devices are launched on September 29. We even said it will be ready to roll out on October 5. Now that the two new Nexus phones, new Chromecast, Chromecast Audio, and the Google Pixel C are out, we’re eager to know when the tech giant will serve us the Marshmallow.

The Android 6.0 Marshmallow has been available for developers but the rest of Android community have yet to try the new platform out. Google has recently announced that the over-the-air (OTA) update for Nexus devices will be out next week. Nexus phones and tablets that will get the “fluffiness” of the Marshamllow include the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus Player set-top box, and nine Nexus tablets. There are just the first Android devices to get Android 6.0 but Google promised more will be added to the list soon. Obviously, the new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P will already run Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.

The Android Marshmallow will have new features like advanced battery-saving modes(Doze and App Standby), fingerprint support, Auto Backup for apps, and new user permissions system. Unfortunately, there will be no Dark system theme for Android 6.0 Marshmallow but it will include a system-wide translation for Google Translate and some changes in the behavior of floating apps.

If you own any of the Nexus device we mentioned, watch out for the notification that the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA update is ready.

VIA: SlashGear

SOURCE: Android Developers Blog


  1. I know this announcement is for Nexus devices, but any word on if OEMs are going to include the ability to make the micro SD card part of the internal memory? I’m keeping my fingers crossed.


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