Google’s latest Android software version, the 6.0 Marshmallow, just roll out. The new version will be first able to be downloaded on Google’s Nexus devices. Android users will have to wait a little longer since the update will have to go from a large procedure.

Tough the new version has first reached Nexus devices (the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 2013 model, the Nexus 9 and the Nexus Player), it may not get to every single user before the end of the day, as these types of rollouts can take even a week.  On the other side, non-Nexus smartphones will have to first go through manufacturers, then to carriers and lastly to users, to get the new software, a procedure that will take more time.

There is no exact day for the devices to receive the newest software version of Android, but several devices are confirmed to be updated with this new version in the coming days. Image: phandroid,com

The update is said to reach the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, as well as the more recently launched Galaxy S6 Edge+ and the Galaxy Note 5. As for LG, users ofthe G4 and G3 -and potentially the more recently announced LG V10-, will enjoy Android 6.0 Marshmellow software too.

For Motorola, consumers who own any of the following, including the 2015 model of the Moto G (3rd Gen), the 2015 model of the Moto X Pure Edition, the Moto X Style, the Moto X Play, the 2014 model of the Moto X Pure Edition, the 2014 Moto X for Latin America, Europe, & Asia, the 2014 Moto G and Moto G LTE, the DROID Turbo, the 2014 Moto Maxx, and the 2014 Moto Turbo, can look forward to seeing the update to Android 6.0 at some point.

HTC has also confirmed a number of their devices that will have Marshmallow, including the HTC One M9, the One M8, the One M9+, the One E9+, the One E9, the One ME, the E8, the One M8 EYE, the Butterfly 3, the Desire 826, the Desire 820, and the Desire 816.

What is Android Marshmellow about?

First of all, the new version comes with an assistant called “Now on Tap”, that will provide users with pertinent information about any email or message they have received.

It also comes with new features that are supported by devices with fingerprint sensors, like making the user’s fingerprint the password to unlock the phone and authorizing Google Play Store purchases.

Another great new characteristic is that Android users will now count with a longer battery life thanks to new features. For instance, “Doze” allows your phone to recognize the time patterns when your device is most idle and automatically puts it into a deeper sleep state to conserve power.

Source: Android Community