Google was early this year to announce what the Android M we’ve been anticipating for months. We were all eyes on it ever since the Android M Developer preview was released for select devices to its getting an update to being previewed by Samsung. We even thought that it would be the Android Muffin but the idea was quickly shattered when the Android Marshmallow lawn statue was unveiled mid-August.
The Official Android 6.0 SDK was released and soon developers got ready for the fluffy Marshmallow. This new platform has excited millions of Android fans but it’s expected that not every device can be updated to Android 6.0. That’s a fact because there are minimum system requirements and it’s up to the OEMs if they will release the new Android software update. The mobile carriers are then responsible for approving and then finally releasing them for the consumers to download and install.
While there are still millions waiting for the sweetness of Lollipop, the Marshmallow arrived and ready for a few devices. As expected, Google’s Nexus phones are the first ones to receive the official OTA for obvious reasons. Soon after, sample Android Marshmallow apps were rolled out by Google, and it was announced that the new mobile OS would be ready by October 5 or just after the new Nexus duo, the Huawei Nexus 6P and the LG Nexus 5X are launched.
We’ve shared already some of the brands and actual phone models lucky to receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. Most of them are still in the process of development and approval but at least we know they are eligible to embrace the Marshmallow.
So far, here are the brands and devices we know are getting “Marshmallowed” soon:
• Nexus devices
• HTC One M8 Google Play Edition
• premium Samsung devices including the Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, and Galaxy Note 5
• LG Google Nexus 4 (unofficial)
• Sony’s Concept for Android Marshmallow for Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact users
• Android One devices in India like the Micromax Canvas A1, Spice Dream UNO Mi-498, and Karbonn Sparkle
• Several T-Mobile devices. HTC One M8, HTC One M9, LG G3, LG G4, LG G Stylo; Google Nexus 5, 6, 7, 9; Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Note5, Note Edge, S5, S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, and Galaxy Tab S2
• Other HTC units. HTC One M8, HTC One M8s, HTC M8 EYE, HTC One E8, HTC Desire EYE, HTC Desire 816, HTC Desire 820, HTC Desire 826, HTC One M9, HTC One M9+, HTC One ME, HTC One E9, HTC One E9+, HTC Butterfly 2, and HTC Butterfly 3 (leaked)
• Latest Sony Xperia devices. Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, Xperia Z5 Premium, Xperia Z4 Tablet, Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet, Xperia M5, Xperia C5 Ultra, Xperia M4 Aqua and Xperia C4
• LG G4 and some variants of G3
• Motorola devices. 2015 Moto X Pure Edition (3rd gen), 2015 Moto X Style (3rd gen), Moto X Play, Moto G (3rd gen), Moto X Pure Edition in the US (2nd gen), Moto X in Latin America, Europe and Asia2 (2nd gen), Moto G and Moto G with 4G LTE2 (2nd gen), DROID Turbo, 2014 Moto MAXX, 2014 Moto Turbo, and Nexus 6
This is one long list but bear in mind that most of the models included are the most recent ones. Don’t get frustrated if you can’t find your device as networks and phone makers are still working hard to deliver the Android Marshmallow your way. Stay tuned.