Android 6.0 Marshmallow is one of the most sought-after software applications at the moment. This OS was unveiled about 5 months ago, but it still runs on less than 2% of all Android devices across the globe.
With smartphone OEMs and carriers starting to reveal their plans about rolling out the new updates, the question is when will your device be receiving this much-anticipated Android operating system? Here’s what we can tell you so far.
Usually, Google updates its range of Nexus devices first with any new OS. In fact, these devices were the first to receive this OS back in 2015. The latest Nexus 6P and 5X come preinstalled with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. But the update was also availed to other devices such as Nexus 9, Nexus 6 and even the entire range of Android One smartphones.
All unlocked versions of HTC One M9 are receiving the Android M update at the moment. The same is true for those with HTC One A9. If you any of Canadian networks Rogers, SaskTel, Wind or Videotron, the update will be coming your way in the next few days. The same should also apply to other major carriers across the globe.
In addition to this, the Taiwanese company has also confirmed that the One M9+, One M8, One E9, One E8, HTC ME, M8 EYE, Desire 826/820/816 and Butterfly 3 will also be receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The date, however, hasn’t been confirmed yet.
Samsung has been accused of delaying the Android Marshmallow updates for their 2015 flagships – Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and Galaxy Note 5. However, the phones are currently receiving the update, with the Galaxy Note 5 also showing signs of the same in some regions, particularly Cambodia.
The update might not have reached your device yet due to carrier issues, but it will be there sooner than later. While last year’s flagships are still struggling with Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates, the company’s Galaxy Note 4 was actually the first to receive the update; however, it has yet to reach the U.S.
Samsung announced Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge at the MWC 2016 in Barcelona – all of which run on the latest Marshmallow OS. We expect to see more of this OS on other devices such as Galaxy S5 and S6 Active, among others, as the company moves towards the mid-range devices, but this might extend up until summer.
If you live in Turkey, there is some good news for you as Sony Xperia Z5 has started receiving Android M OTA updates. The same will soon be happening for the other Xperia Z5 Compact and Z5 Premium.
There is no word of when the global rollout of this OS will begin for Sony Xperia devices. However, the company has taken to its Twitter account to reveal that the OS is still in the working. Further, Sony has also dropped a hint of which devices will receive the update, including Xperia Z3, Z3 Tablet Compact, as well as the Xperia Z4 Tablet, among others.