Android Marshmallow is rolling out across the world and we've gathered all the important information in one place. The latest news is that Sony has rolled the update out to two more devices, as has Samsung. Hit the link to jump straight to that or check out our list of devices – from Samsung, Sony, LG, Motorola, Google and others – to see which are in line for the latest Android update.
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Samsung is now rolling out Android Marshmallow to the Galaxy S5 mini handsets in Russia, ahead of a wider rollout.
A thread in the Android Reddit page has emerged which points to a problem with Marshmallow on Samsung devices. Users report that passwords on the devices including the Galaxy Note 4, Note 5, S5 and S6, are becoming disrupted following the upgrade to Marshmallow. The result is that some users are unable to unlock their phones.
One reported solution is to use Samsung's Find My Mobile service to unlock the device, and change the original password afterward. However, this can only be achieved if you have previously set up the service.
Hopefully, the issue is limited to a handful of users and will be addressed shortly. If you have this problem, you can contact Samsung Customer Support at the link.
Asus is rolling out Android Marshmallow to the ZE551ML and ZE550ML variants of its Zenfone 2. The 1.1 GB update is being delivered over-the-air and includes a number of performance improvements as well as the removal of a fair bit of bloatware (19 apps in total).
We advise you charge your device above 50 percent before the installation and download the package over Wi-Fi rather than mobile data; it's a big one.
|Asus Marshmallow updates||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|
|ZenFone 2 ZE550ML/ZE551ML||Available|
|ZenFone 2 Deluxe / Special Edition ZE551ML||Confirmed|
|ZenFone 2 Laser ZE500KG/ZE500KL/ZE550KL/ZE551KL/ZE600KL/ZE601KL||Available|
|ZenFone Selfie ZD551KL||Confirmed|
|ZedFone Max ZC550KL||Available|
|ZedFone Zoom ZX551 ML||Confirmed|
Blackberry's sole Android device, the Blackberry Priv, is now seeing Marshmallows wash up on its shores. The update brings the full Marshmallow feature set, but also an enhanced keyboard and more camera modes. Find out more about the update here.
Google's Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA (over-the-air) update to the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9 and Nexus Player has begun. The rollout will occur in stages, with some carriers set to receive the update sooner than others. The Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (2012) and Nexus 10 are not scheduled to receive the update.
Factory images for Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow are now available directly from Google.
It includes a quick camera launch on the Nexus 5, 6, 7 and 9, the same as was already present in Android 6.0 Marshmallow on the Nexus 6P and 5X. Double-pressing the power button should now, in theory, launch the camera. Whether this happens, or whether your device will simply go to sleep, is a gamble.
The update also adds more than 200 new emoji characters and some other, very minor additions and fixes.
|Google Nexus Marshmallow updates||Android 6.0 Marshmallow||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow|
|Nexus 7 (2012)||No||No|
|Nexus 7 (2013) WLAN||Available||Available|
|Nexus 7 (2013) LTE||Available||Available|
Thanks to the official HTC Twitter account, we have a confirmed list of HTC devices due to receive Android Marshmallow. Though the Android 6.0 update is scheduled to roll out at the end of 2015 for the HTC One M9 and HTC One M8, the fine print notes that not all carriers will be able to deliver it.
In January, HTC One M9 owners in Canada began seeing Marshmallow roll out. The carriers releasing the update were Rogers, SaskTel, Videotron and Wind.
Elsewhere, HTC One M8 owners on Sprint in the US also began receiving the update, while T-Mobile has scheduled the release for January 25.
In mid-March, HTC began rolling Marshmallow out to the HTC One E8 and M8 EYE. For now, the update appears to only be available for users in China, but a European release is, reportedly, imminent.
HTC Vice President of Product Management Mo Versi confirmed via Twitter that the HTC One M8 GPE will receive Android Marshmallow sometime in October. GPE (Google Play Edition) phones were originally designed to offer a pure Android experience on non-Nexus devices, and were second in line only to Nexus phones when it came to Android updates, but they've been dying out lately. HTC has breathed a little life back into its GPE device with this update news.
HTC also confirmed that the HTC One M7 would not receive Marshmallow because it is now more than two years old and outside of the update window.
This list below is not final and we will keep you informed of all other HTC devices that are added to it.
|HTC Marshmallow updates||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|
|HTC One M9||Available|
|HTC One M8||Available|
|HTC One Mini 2||No|
|HTC One M7||No|
|HTC One Mini||No|
|HTC One M9+||Confirmed|
|HTC One E9+||Confirmed|
|HTC One E9||Confirmed|
|HTC One ME||Confirmed|
|HTC One E8||Rolling out|
|HTC One M8 EYE||Rolling out|
|HTC One Butterfly 3||Confirmed|
|HTC Desire 826||Confirmed|
|HTC One 820||Confirmed|
|HTC Desire 816||Confirmed|
On October 28, Android Central reported that Marshmallow beta testing will begin on the Honor 7 in around four weeks, according to Huawei exec Xi Zhao. This news makes it seem likely that Honor 7 users will also be the first Huawei customers to receive Marshmallow on a larger scale.
A tweet from the Indian Honor Twitter page confirms that Honor customers will begin receiving the latest Android update in February. It lists the Honor 4c, 4x, 6, 6 Plus and 7 as the devices set to receive the new OS.
Coming soon! Starting February 2016, we will be rolling out Android M to honor phones. pic.twitter.com/BN3gwPqs6g— Honor India (@HiHonorIndia) November 1, 2015
A tweet from Honor's US Twitter account suggests that Android 6.0 Marshmallow is on its way to the Honor 5X very soon but it failed to give any specific information. Keep your eyes peeled.
Huawei has also published a list of devices that are set to get Marshmallow. The rollout is due to begin in November, but expect it to last into 2016. More devices are likely to be added, but here is the list as it stands now:
|HTC Marshmallow updates||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|
|Honor 7i aka Huawei ShotX||Confirmed|
|Huawei P8 Lite||Confirmed|
|Huawei Mate S||Confirmed|
|Huawei Ascend P7||-|
|Huawei Mate 7||Confirmed|
|Huawei Ascend G7||Confirmed|
After Google, LG was the first company to update one of its devices to Marshmallow. LG G4 users in Poland began receiving the update in October, but there were some technical difficulties and the test was halted. In late November, however, users across Europe began reporting that the Android Marshmallow update was beginning to arrive on their devices. You can check if your device is part of the rollout using LG Bridge, the company's PC sync software.
In November, LG made the Marshmallow update available to LG G4 owners in Korea, making the company's home nation the second to receive the update. The software was uploaded to LG's website, which enabled customers to apply the update via their computers.
LG released Marshmallow for the V10 in Turkey. As this model is the international variant, it hopefully means a larger scale roll out won't be far behind.
|G Marshmallow updates||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|
|G Flex 2||-|
David Schuster of Motorola used Google+ to announce that the Moto X (2014) and Moto X Pure Edition are beginning to see Marshmallow rolled out. Moto X (2014) owners in Brazil and Moto X Pure Edition owners in Brazil and India are the first to receive the update, with a global release set to take place gradually over the coming weeks. Keep an eye out for a notification regarding the update on your device could come along at any time.
Motorola has revealed its current list of Motorola phones that are in line for the update. The list is subject to change, and a timeline for the individual rollouts, beyond the Moto X and Moto X Pure Edition, has not yet been provided, but you should expect the most recent devices to get Marshmallow first.
In early December, Motorola added the Moto E (2015) to its list of devices set to receive Marshmallow, although only selected regions will receive the update. The US is excluded from the list. Find out more information from Motorola.
Schuster announced on December 8 that Marshmallow was beginning to rollout across Verizon, Sprint and USC.
|Motorola Marshmallow updates||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|
|Moto X Pure Edition||Available|
|Moto X Play||Confirmed|
|Moto X Style||Confirmed|
|Moto X (2014)||Confirmed|
|Moto X (2013)||-|
|Moto G (2015)||Confirmed|
|Moto G (2014)||Confirmed|
|Moto G (2014) LTE||Confirmed|
|Moto G (2013)||-|
|Moto G (2013) LTE||-|
|Moto E (2015)||Confirmed (in selected regions)|
|Droid Turbo 2||Available|
The Nvidia Shield brought a powerful Android gaming platform to the table, and its successor, the Nvidia Shield K1 came with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.
The Shield K1 was updated to Marshmallow in December, and the original Nvidia Shield Tablet followed suit in February.
You can find out more about these releases over at the Shield support page.
|Nvidia Marshmallow updates||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|
Your best bet for getting the Marshmallow experience on a device that isn't officially supported is a custom ROM. CyanogenMod is perhaps the most widely used and trusted ROM out there, and the team is working hard towards bringing CM 13, which is based on Android Marshmallow, to as many devices as possible.
CyanogenMod 13 first became available in the form of experimental nightly builds for the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P OnePlus One, Nexus 7, LG G4, Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, LG GPad 7.0, LG G3 (Verizon) and Moto X (2014).
The CM13 lineup has now expanded to include a host of LG handsets, including the G3 S, G3 Beat and G2 Mini. for the full selection, visit get.cm.
As with the first batch of devices, these are nightly builds, which means they will be slow and buggy, so use at your own risk.
These nightly builds are bound to be buggy and unreliable, so only indulge if you're an experienced ROM user, and please heed the advice on the CyanogenMod page regarding updating from previous CyanogenMod builds and other unofficial ROMs.
Also be sure to install the Marshmallow Gapps before flashing the ROM – otherwise, a full wipe of your device will be necessary.
More devices are expected to be added shortly, so keep checking back if you're in the market for a Marshmallowy ROM.
The advantages of the ROM over the official build of Marshmallow include more regular updates, additional features and support for many devices that are not set to receive the official update.
We'll update this page when the team issues further nightly builds and stable releases, so check back often.
OnePlus has been a little preoccupied with its own OS, OxygenOS, but a Tweet from co-founder Carl Pei reveals the company is almost finished with Marshmallow for the OnePlus One.
Marshmallow for the One is in the final testing stage. Can't give ETA as it depends on other parties, but should be very soon.— Carl Pei (@getpeid) April 6, 2016
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge began receiving Marshmallow on February 15. The rollout is ongoing with many devices yet to receive it, so remain patient if your device hasn't seen any Marshmallow yet. It's on its way. The announcement was made through the Samsung Newsroom.
Verizon Wireless released Android Marshmallow for the S6 and S6 Edge on April 1. The company released instructions for getting the update as well as some already released features of Android Marshmallow. You can view the update for Verizon customers here.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge began getting minor updates starting April 11. These brought touch features for the screen and adjustments to the camera settings. These updates will only come to certain regions.
As with all carrier updates, you need to remain patient. Not all Verizon customers will receive the update immediately. Some will get it sooner than others. If you don't already have automatic updates enabled you can quickly check if you have it. Just go to your Settings, tap About device hit Software update and tap Update now.
Samsung hasn't officially commented on its update schedule, but T-Mobile has listed its first wave of Android devices set to receive Android 6.0, including the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, with more sure to receive the update later. In addition, SamMobile has reported on a list of devices that Samsung has been testing Marshmallow on. The list is preliminary and subject to change, but gives a good indication of devices that are likely to receive the update:
There has been a series of leaks of Samsung's roadmap for the release of Marshmallow. The third and most recent of these timetables leaked in late January, and shows that Samsung has pushed back the release of Marshmallow again.
The Galaxy Note 5 Android Marshmallow update began rolling out on March 24 for Sprint customers. The completion of the rollout will conclude on April 8. Verizon and AT&T customers already started seeing this update at the beginning of March. This comes later than the original rumors discussed below, which gave us a date of February 2016.
The Galaxy Note Edge saw Marshmallow arrive in May, starting in the UK before spreading throughout Europe. This is good news for those still waiting in the US, as the update should be heading your way soon.
Both the first-gen Galaxy A5 and the Galaxy A5 (2016) have at least begun receiving Marshmallow. The original A5 is just seeing Marshmallow begin to roll out in Europe and South Africa, but more territories are sure to follow. The A5 (2016) saw the roll out begin in June and is, by now, widespread.
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini handsets have started receiving Android Marshmallow in Russia, ahead of a wider rollout.
|Samsung Marshmallow updates||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 5||Available|
|Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ SM-G928F||Confirmed|
|Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925F||Available|
|Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F||Available|
|Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F||Confirmed|
|Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H||Confirmed|
|Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900L||Available (South Korea)|
|Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A SM-G901||Confirmed|
|Samsung Galaxy S5||Confirmed|
|Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo||Confirmed|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910F||Confirmed|
|Samsung Galaxy Note Edge||Available|
|Samsung Galaxy Alpha||Confirmed|
|Samsung Galaxy S4||No|
|Samsung Galaxy S3||No|
|Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo||-|
|Samsung Galaxy Tab A||Confirmed|
|Samsung Galaxy A5||Available|
Mobipicker reported that the Wi-Fi Alliance certified the Xperia Z5 and Z4 Marshmallow updates. It went on to speculate that this implies a February rollout for the update, but with this date having been and gone, the wait continues.
Sony continued to expand its roll out through April, with the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact seeing a shower of Marshmallows rain down upon it, surprising owners, who had been given no indication that the device would receive the latest Android OS.
The update includes several new features: Tap to wake, support for MIDI via USB, more bitrates for FLAC audio content, and an updated keyboard.
Sony has released an official list of devices that will receive the Android Marshmallow update.
|Sony Marshmallow updates||Android 6.0|
|Xperia Z5 Premium||Confirmed|
|Xperia Z5 Compact||Confirmed|
|Xperia Z3 Dual||Available|
|Xperia Z3 Compact||Available|
|Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact||Confirmed|
|Xperia Z2 Tablet||Available|
|Xperia Z1 Compact||No|
|Xperia Z Ultra||No|
|Xperia M4 Aqua||Available|
|Xperia T2 Ultra||-|
|Xperia C5 Ultra||Confirmed|
|Xperia Z4 Tablet||Confirmed|
Sony announced on March 7 that the roll out of Marshmallow has begun for the Xperia Z5 series, the Z4 Tablet and the Z3+. The announcement was made via Sony's Xperia News Twitter page. The rollout is staggered, with different locations receiving the update at different times, so keep an eye on your device over the next few days or even weeks.
The Xperia Z5 Marshmallow update will not include some features like Stamina Mode, which was previously rumored to be on the update and will instead be in a later update. Some interesting features will be added, like a podcast widget and camera mode switching through swiping. The entire Japanese page can be viewed here.
Xiaomi has confirmed that Marshmallow is on its way to the Mi 4 and Mi Note. A full release will be proceeded by a beta program, the success of which will determine how promptly the final software update goes out. The beta phase is expected to begin any day now.
There's no word on whether Marshmallow will be heading to any of Xiaomi's other devices, but at the very least you can expect to see the update come to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2, Redmi 2, Redmi 2 Prime and Mi 4i at some point in the future.
|Xiaomi Marshmallow updates||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|
|Redmi Note 2||-|
|Redmi 2 Prime||-|
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