Google began rolling out the Android Marshmallow update to certain Nexus devices in October, and a tweet from T-Mobile Poland suggests that Marshmallow is already on its way for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Want to know when your phone will get Marshmallow? Check out our list of devices, from Samsung, Sony, LG, Motorola, Google and more, to see which are in line for the latest Android update and when.
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On November 16, Asus posted a list of devices that are set to receive the new Android update on the Asus ZenTalk message board. Pay attention to the model numbers – given Asus' talent for releasing huge numbers of similar devices, they are very important.
|Asus Marshmallow updates||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|
|ZenFone 2 ZE550ML/ZE551ML||Confirmed|
|ZenFone 2 Deluxe / Special Edition ZE551ML||Confirmed|
|ZenFone 2 Laser ZE500KG/ZE500KL/ZE550KL/ZE600KL/ZE601KL||Confirmed|
|ZenFone Selfie ZD551KL||Confirmed|
There's no indication yet of how long it will be before the update arrives, or whether any other devices will get it, so don't hold your breath on either of those fronts.
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.
Honor has begun taking sign-ups for Marshmallow beta testers in the UK for its Honor 6, 6 Plus and 4X devices.
To participate in the test, just head over to the Honor signup page and enter your device's IMEI 1 number and select the build number of your device's firmware.
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.
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||Confirmed|
|HTC One M8||Confirmed|
|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||Confirmed|
|HTC One M8 EYE||Confirmed|
|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
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 mid-December, LG released the source code for Marshmallow for the LG G3 and G4. The code requires a user to build Marshmallow using the code, which is far from simple. This also means that an official global rollout from LG is imminent.
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.
The Korean LG support page for the LG G3 and LG G4 also added options for Android 6.0, which suggests the firmware is set to appear on these devices sooner rather than later. Although the option currently redirects to an unrelated page, it still appears likely that LG is hard at work preparing the update.
This could also explain why LG chose to skip over the Android 5.1.1 update for their flagship devices: to better prepare for Android Marshmallow.
|LG 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)|
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 is probably a little preoccupied with its own OS, OxygenOS, to be concerned with Android Marshmallow. Don't expect to see anything happening on the OnePlus front until 2016, when the OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X seem the most likely to receive the update.
We have a first glimpse at the Marshmallow infused Samsung TouchWiz UI in the form of a leaked build of the new software up and running on our Galaxy Note 5. Check out our early impressions of Android 6.0 Marshmallow on the Note 5.
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 new timetable places the Note 5 and S6 Edge+ updates in February, the S6 and S6 Edge in February/March and other devices as late as April. There's no mention of the Tab A or Tab S2 on this roadmap, suggesting they have slipped to phase two of the rollout.
|Samsung Marshmallow updates||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 5||Confirmed|
|Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ SM-G928F||Confirmed|
|Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925F||Confirmed|
|Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F||Confirmed|
|Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F||Confirmed|
|Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H||Confirmed|
|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||Confirmed|
|Samsung Galaxy Alpha||Confirmed|
|Samsung Galaxy S4||No|
|Samsung Galaxy S3||No|
|Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo||-|
|Samsung Galaxy Tab A||Confirmed|
On February 8, T-Mobile Poland tweeted about an update to Marshmallow for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. The tweet is unclear when translated, but suggests that Marshmallow is already on its way to these two devices.
We've reached out for more details on the Android Marshmallow update for Samsung Galaxy devices and will fill you in on anything we hear.
Mobipicker reports that the Wi-Fi Alliance has certified the Xperia Z5 and Z4 Marshmallow updates. It goeson to speculate that this implies a February rollout for the update, but, given that a similar certification occurred for Japanese variants of the Z4 and Z5 in December, and they have yet to receive the update, even a February release seems optimistic.
Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact users who had registered for beta testing received the company's concept build of Marshmallow the week beginning October 19. The build is now receiving its first OTA update. The update will be rolled out gradually, so some patience will be required if you're involved in the testing. The test is also limited to users in selected European countries.
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.
The Sony support page indicates that a significant number of devices, including the Sony Xperia Z3+, Z4 Tablet, C4, C5 Ultra and M5, will be skipping the Android 5.1.1 update and going straight to Marshmallow.
|Sony Marshmallow updates||Android 6.0|
|Xperia Z5 Premium||Confirmed|
|Xperia Z5 Compact||Confirmed|
|Xperia Z3 Compact||Confirmed|
|Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact||Confirmed|
|Xperia Z2 Tablet||Confirmed|
|Xperia Z1 Compact||No|
|Xperia Z Ultra||No|
|Xperia M4 Aqua||Confirmed|
|Xperia T2 Ultra||-|
|Xperia C5 Ultra||Confirmed|
|Xperia Z4 Tablet||Confirmed|
There is no indication of when each device on this list will get updated, but it is bound to vary depending on the carriers and models. We'll let you know more as soon as we do.
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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