Finally after Google unveiling its new smartphones and tablet alongside Android Sensor Hub and Chromecast 2 and Chromecast Audio we are hearing about the new update roll out. An learn that the company will be makinng its Android 6.0 Marshmallow update available as soon as next week, with its Nexus devices set to the first handsets and slates that will be updated with Nexus Imprint and the upgraded Mobile OS.
Remind you about what announcements have been made at San Fransisco Nexus event. Witnessed the introduction of LG-made Google Nexus 5X and Huawei’s Nexus 6P. Smartphones that will ship with Marshmallow in tow and said that existing Nexus devices will be the first in the segment to get the new update when it becomes available, with the Nexus 6, Nexus 5, 2013 model Nexus 7 and the Nexus 9 tablet all set to be on the queue receiving end of the OTA update next week. Older Nexus devices are out of luck, and those carrying hardware made by the likes of Samsung and HTC will have to wait and see when their manufacturers will get the update out of them.
Version 6.0 Marshmallow brings with it built-in fingerprint recognition as well as proper system-level support for USB Type-C cables, Google Now on Tap and more. Native Android Pay is also added as part of new software, wheraes the new text selection tool and even in new vertical scrolling app drawer will make an appearance of the Marshmallow update.
With Google now having given Android 6.0 update a solid release window, the charge is on the third-party hardware makers to get their ducks in a row, ready to get similar updates out the door for their own users. We can always live in hope that Marshmallow will usher in a new era of easier, more timely Android updates, even when the device you carry doesn’t have a Nexus logo tickling its back.
When? You never know, right?
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