Android Marshmallow is the latest smartphone operating system from Google, but as with any Android release, updates can be slow and are very much dependent on the manufacturer of your particular phone. All of the largest manufacturers, like LG, Samsung, and HTC, have rolled out updates to some of their flagship devices, but there will be many of you wondering if your older generation flagship will be receiving the latest OS.
We’ve put together a list featuring some of the most popular devices that are currently known to be included in upcoming OTA (Over the Air) software rollouts.
Google’s flagship Nexus devices should already have OTA updates available, so if you have any of the following phones, make sure that you have manually checked for a software update. The Nexus 5X and 6P will come with marshmallow pre-installed.
- Nexus 5, 6, 7, 9 and the Nexus Player will all receive the Marshmallow update
Sony’s Xperia devices are hugely popular in Japan and around the world, and Sony will offer Marshmallow updates for their current flagships, and surprisingly, even for some much older models.
- Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet
- Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, and Z3 Tablet
- Xperia Z4 Tablet
- Xperia Z5, including Compact and Premium models
- Xperia C4, C5, M4 Aqua and M5
Motorola is offering fairly extensive support for Android Marshmallow 6.0, but as usual, rollout times will vary depending on operator and region.
- Moto X Pure, Play, and Style models are included
- Third Generation Moto G
- Second Generation Moto G and G Lite with LTE
- Droid Turbo and Moto Turbo
- Moto Maxx
Compared to some manufacturers, HTC has a limited lineup which eliminates consumer confusion, and clearly makes the update process easier. Most of the recent HTC devices will include the update.
- One Series phones including the M8, M9, M9+, ME, E8, E9 and E+
- Desire Series phones including the 816, 820, and 826
- Butterfly 3
For LG, the G4 has already been confirmed to be receiving the update, and some users would have received updates at the end of 2015, and into the beginning of this year. The LG G3 will receive the update, however rollouts have not been confirmed for all variants and markets. It is also unknown whether the V10 will receive the update, having shipped at the end of last year with Lollipop installed. Owners are advised to contact LG for update information.
The Korean giant often uses highly modified versions of the Android OS, and the company has been relatively quiet concerning Marshmallow Updates. At this stage, it is known that the S6 Edge, S6, S6 Edge Plus, and the Note 5 will be receiving the updates. Galaxy S7 series devices are being shipped with Marshmallow pre-installed.