Google rolls-out Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for selected smartphones

Google Android 6.0 Marshmallow - The TeCake

After revealing the launching details for upcoming Nexus smartphones, Google has announced the roll-out of latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow. As a result, the earlier launched devices are about to receive an OTA update soon. It is expected that the Nexus and Motorola smartphone users will soon get an update notification, however, the other OEM users may have to wait a little bit longer.

As seen previously, the Nexus users have an option to manually update their smartphones to Marshmallow OS, it is however suggested to install the OTA update. But if you can’t wait anymore, you can update the device manually.

The images of Android 6.0 Marshmallow for manual update is currently available for the following devices – Nexus 6, Nexus 5, Nexus 9 Wi-Fi, Nexus 9 Cellular, Nexus 7 (2013) Wi-Fi, Nexus 7 (2013) Cellular, and Nexus Player. However, the OTA update is only available for Nexus 7 2013 LTE model, and the Nexus 9 LTE model.

Unlike the Lollipop launch when the Android One lineup smartphone were last to get updated, the Android One users reported that they have been recienving update notifications at their handsets. These handsets include Micromax Canvas A1, Spice Dream UNO Mi-498 and Karbonn Sparkle V. The update is 338.1 MB in size.

However, the other Android One users will have to wait for some time till their devices receive a notification. It is also assumed that the smartphones running on stock Android 5.0 Lollipop are likely to get an update as compared to the devices running on custom UI like MIUI or Vibe UI.

The new Android 6.0 Marshmallow allows the device to kill or sleep unnecessary processes when the phone is idle, which conserves the battery.

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