Android Marshmallow 6.0 update for every Brand
Google started rolling out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for its Nexus and Android One smartphones in October. At last count, 0.3 percent of Android devices were running on the latest operating system. This percentage will rise when other OEMs start rolling out the update for their own devices.
Motorola reveal to rollout the update for six of its smartphones available in India will be getting an update. These smartphones include the recently launched Moto X Style, Moto X Play, Moto Turbo, Moto G (3rd gen), Moto G (2nd gen), and the Moto X (2nd gen). While the company didn’t reveal a specific date.
Sony too announced which of its devices are in line to get the Marshmallow update. 14 Sony devices will get the update, and among the first set of smartphones includes the Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, and the Xperia Z5 Premium. Besides the aforementioned smartphones, Sony will also be rolling out the Marshmallow update for the Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z2, Xperia M5, Xperia C5 Ultra, Xperia M4 Aqua and the Xperia C4. Its tablets like the Xperia Z4 Tablet, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, and the Xperia Z2 Tablet too will be getting the update.
LG was the first company to start rolling out the Android Marshmallow update for a non-Nexus device. It rolled out the update for the LG G4 for users in Poland and South Korea. Other smartphones in LG’s lineup like the LG G Flex 2, LG G4, LG G3 and LG G2 are next in line to get the update. LG has started the rollout in Poland, and will gradually roll out in other markets in the Europe, Asia and the United States.
Honor announced that it will start rolling out the Marshmallow update from February, 2016. The Honor 7 is likely to be the first smartphone to get the update, followed by the likes of the Honor 4C, Honor 6 Plus, Honor 6 and the Honor 4X. Other devices like the Honor 7i and the MediaPad X2 will also be receiving the update. Honor’s parent company, on the other hand, will start rolling out the Marshmallow update sometime this month itself. Its smartphones like the Ascend P8, Ascend P8max, Mate's, Mate 7, Ascend G7, Ascend G7 Plus, and Ascend G8 are eligible for the update.
Lenovo doesn’t seem to be in a rush unlike other companies and says that it will start rolling out the Marshmallow update for its devices only in June, 2016. The Vibe S1 and the Vibe P1 will be among the first smartphones to get the update. Its budget offerings like the A7000, A7000 Plus and the K3 Note phablet too are in line to get the update, but users will have to wait until September, 2016 to get the update.
The company didn’t reveal a timeframe for the Marshmallow update rollout, and instead simply revealed which of its devices were eligible for the update. Not surprisingly, the Zenfone 2 variants — will be among the first to receive the update. It will be followed by the likes of the Zenfone Selfie, Zenfone 2 Deluxe, Zenfone 2 Laser and the Padfone S.
Samsung may not have made an official announcement, but a recent leak revealed which of its devices will be getting the Marshmallow update, and when. The likes of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge could start receiving the update sometime in January, 2016, followed by the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge in February. According to the leak, the Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy Alpha are currently awaiting approvals. The second phase of the rollout will focus on mid-range devices like the Galaxy A8, Galaxy A7, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A3, and the Galaxy E7 and Galaxy E5.