Android Marshmallow launches next week

by: Nirave GondhiaSeptember 29, 2015

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Google is currently holding an event in San Francisco and the company has just announced that the new Android Marshmallow update is set to roll out to existing Nexus devices next week. Like previous years, the company’s own devices are the first to get the update and Google has confirmed that these devices will be getting the new Android 6.0 update next week:

At the moment, the company hasn’t confirmed whether both versions of the Nexus 7 will get the latest update or whether it will only be the Nexus 7 2013 but of course, we’ll let you know as soon as we find out. Unfortunately, it looks like the LG Nexus 4 and HTC-made Nexus 10 have reached their end-of-life status with Google not mentioning that these devices will be getting the Android Marshmallow update.

What does Google’s latest update bring? The list of new feature is extensive but the key features include Android Pay, Google Now on Tap, a new simplified permissions system, better battery management, improved sharing functionality and simplified volume controls.

Google has also added a new doze feature to increase standby time when you’re not using the phone, automatic backup and restore of app data and settings to Google Drive, a new RAM manager and a new vertical app drawer that also displays your four more recently used apps at the top. Lastly, Google has also listened to feedback and Android Marshmallow now brings support for a horizontal home screen, which has been missing until now.

Do you have a Nexus device and if so, which one? Are you looking forward to the update? Let us know your views in the comments below and check out our Diving Into M series for a closer look at some of the features in the Android Marshmallow OS.

  • Specimen Yarp

    Heck yes, can’t wait for M on my Nexus 6

  • Scott Lowe

    Can’t really complain about Android 6 not making it to my Nexus 4 & 10. They’ve both made it through I think 6 updates, all the way from Jellybean. My Nexus 10 pretty much needs to be on charge all the time now due to a crapped out battery, so it’s usefulness is pretty much limited to casting on my TV. My Nexus 4 is still going strong as my backup device. I’m sure it’ll last a couple more years.

    • SrpskiInat

      CM will save us:) (N4 ownwers)

    • Ali H

      No this is not acceptable, IPhone 4s is a 5 years old phone and it got the IOS9. A 3 years old phone should get the update!

      • Scott Lowe

        I don’t know. I’ve talked with a friend who works at the Apple store at the genius desk, and he’s told me that he’s seen many bricked iPhone 4’s because of the latest iOS updates. Android 5.1.1 is going to be fine as a final update for quite some time, because not much changed with Android 6. I’d rather have a working device than a bricked one that couldn’t handle an update. My Nexus 10 barely made it through this last one.

        • Ali H

          I have iphone 4s and 6 and a gslaxy note 5.
          I use my 4s and 6 to test my apps.
          What you said about phone 4s isnt correct. Yes the phone had problems with ios 8 but then apple fixed those issues with ios 8.1. Same happened on nexus 5 with lollipop on release and then google fixed those issues. Now what would u say about iphone 5s which is very fast with ios9. Cmon stop being a blind fan for a moment and acknowledge the issue.

          • Scott Lowe

            So, I guess I don’t have friends (husband and wife) that both work at Apple, and have told me themselves of the bricked iPhone 4’s. I don’t care. It happens to both Android and iOS with old phones and new software. I’m simply reporting what I’ve been told by actual Apple employees. I’m not a fan of either. I have an Android phone, and an iPad.

          • Scr-U-gle

            So you have gone from one friend saying it to half a dozen?

            Get your story right first, then write your nonsense.

            My 4s updated flawlessly, and as we all know, if you do manage to brick one, take it to an Apple Store and they will fix it for free.

            Try that with a Galaxy S6.

          • Scott Lowe

            Jackass, the wife works in the warehouse, and the husband at the genius bar. Yes, that does happen. Why would I lie about something so inconsequential and stupid? Not even to mention that yet another lady I know showed me her bricked iPhone 4 due to iOS 8. Grow up already. Trying to prove your manhood over some damn cell phone.

          • Scr-U-gle

            Very funny!

            You are the dumbest fuckwit moRoid I have encountered in the last 24-hours, well done.

            How do I know? Because the iPhone 4 was NEVER compatible with the iOS8.

            Congratulations. You are just as inbred as the rest of the moroids on here.

          • Scott Lowe

            I’m sorry, exactly who are you?

          • Scr-U-gle

            Someone who knows what they are talking about and doesn’t have to invent people who don’t work at Apple.

            And you should be sorry, so rude and wrong at every turn with your made up friends.

            Anyway “Jackass”, made enough of a prat of yourself yet again?

            When you know what a man is, come back yeah!

      • Gavin Hyde

        Not to mention these updates from Apple aren’t full updates. Yes, they’re running IOS9 but not things like Siri (at least for the IPad 2).

        • Ali H

          Off course with limitations. But its is still supported and loved.

          • Samuel Attard

            You’re definitely reaching at straws for “loved”. The only reason apple updates even older devices is to force people to update there phone. The old hardware simply can’t handle the new version of iOS and remain fast so it makes people upgrade there phone.

          • Scr-U-gle

            Well done, you have obviously never used an iPhone 4s with iOS 9.

            Straws are when you buy a phone that if you are lucky will ‘up to’ 18 months of support.

          • Samuel Attard

            The Nexus 4 (the *possibly* no longer *officially* updated device) was released in 2012. It is now 2015. By basic math that is 36 months of continued support.

            And no I haven’t I was basing by theory off my experience upgrading to iOs 8 on the iphone 4s and that literally forced people I know to get the new iphone because “the update made it go too slow”. They don’t update with the intention of impoving the phone. It reached the point where the update it to make it bad enough to make people want to move up to the new iphone.

            Take your trolling elsewhere :P

          • Scr-U-gle

            Which nexus 4? this years, last years?

            I like when moroids pretend to get updates on devices that never got one but pretend that this years model with the same name as a three year old model is the three year old one.

            I suggest you read Scr-U-gles t&cs.

            Hoping for an update is not five years (minimum, Apple keep increasing the length of support) of on time updates.

            How many millions are stuck on 5.1 and will never get an update to fix StageFright Gate!

          • Samuel Attard

            Anyone on a nexus device (nexus 4 and later) will receive security patches for things like stage fright for the next 2 years at least.

            That pushes support of the N4 out to 5 years.

            Not sure what you mean by which nexus 4. There has only ever been 1, released back in 2012.

          • Scr-U-gle

            Oh, I thought you knew that Google put the same named on every device so people like you can pretend to get an update.i like when you say anyone ( with the exception of 30,000 handsets from last year alone) will get update for two years eve though Google state clearly they MIGHT update upto 18 months).

            Fantasy land

          • Samuel Attard

            “same name on every device”

            What the hell does that mean, each nexus branded device has a different name (4, 5, 5X, 6, 6P, 7, 9, 10)

            Every handset must have an end of life. Some hardware simply can not support new software.

            Google have stated the 2 year number in multiple places (this is the first result of a google search)

            You are living in fantasy land thinking I believe your dodgy numbers and cynical view on the Nexus program

          • Scr-U-gle

            Well done, you can’t read or copy and paste. Another self proclaimed expert falls on his own sword again, you moroids make it too easy….

          • Samuel Attard

            I never proclaimed myself an expert. All you have done so far is throw baseless numbers at me and point out I mis typed a word….

            It’s a good thing I didn’t copy and paste because I am reasonably sure that “put the same named on every device” it not correct grammer…… (If you want to stoop to grammer checking levels)….

          • Scr-U-gle

            Made a twat of yourself again and then try and justify it with a guess at grammar?

            You have the right phone for you.

            No wonder every survey reveals how badly educated, poorly employed moroids are.

          • Samuel Attard

            Was not a guess at grammar, your grammar was wrong….

            You don’t even know what phone I have…

            Reference for your “theory”, or is this yet another unsubstantiated comment….

          • Scr-U-gle

            As I have said, you fasley claim your Nixus 4 is getting two years of support, in the comments section of an article that states the device you claimed is dropped from support.

            So you get your facts completely wrong and then try to make this about grammar? Even though you can read or copy properly!

            By the way, my grammar didn’t stop me earning £100,000 last year, doesn’t stop me owning £500,000 house or driving a new Mercedes every year.

            Seems like you should put less effort into grammar and more into knowing what you are talking about!

            PS. you don’t correct people when:
            A. you have made up facts as proof.

            B. Punctuation, get it right or fuck off.

          • Samuel Attard

            I believe the Nexus 4 point you reference was a typo that was fixed when you pointed out my last typo. It was fixed to say Nexus 5.

            I honestly don’t care how much you earn, I know an awful lot about what I talk about. Otherwise I wouldn’t talk about it, that would be silly.

            I’ve had enough of your trolling

          • Scr-U-gle

            Be a man, suck it up, you are wrong and your punctuation is a joke….

        • Scr-U-gle

          Funny, the vast majority of Andi devices don’t support fingerprint scanning, 64-bit encryption, or Appleroid pay or Similarsung Pay.

          So does that make every update from Google a joke, no what make android updates a joke is you can’t update an 18 month old phone.

  • MrMathematica

    Since when there is a “HTC-made Nexus 10”?

    • Troy Kelley
      • Alex

        I’m pretty sure is made by Samsung, sad is not getting Android M since I still use one.

        • John-Phillip Saayman

          Me too. I hope for a custom rom soon.

      • Helter Skelter

        That says it was made by Samsung, not HTC

    • TheHouse81

      Mine says Samsung.

  • Χρίστος Μ.

    Hi! Do you know when android M is coming to Galaxy S5 international version.

    • Scr-U-gle

      It won’t get it, over 18 month old handsets are not supported by Android.

  • Tylerstravis

    I miss vanilla adroid :(

  • Jsswalker

    I’ve got the original Nexus 5, I’ve had that app draw update for the past week now… I thought my phone was playing up

  • Mian Jee

    My $100 Android-1 is all ready for M, bring it on google.

  • Scr-U-gle

    That’s a lot of handsets dropped from support.

    Scammed by Google again, who’s going to argue that not getting software updates is a good thing?

  • Telveer

    My Nexus 10 is working fine (except when WiFi is weak, in which case it craps out). It’s a powerful device with a great display. I wonder why they eliminated it. It shouldn’t be difficult to port it .. after all it was their flagship tablet and is the biggest they ever made.

  • Scr-U-gle

    That’s a lot if dropped from update devices, considering Nixus use the same names each year, no wonder no one really understands Googles policy of 18 months before obsolence.

    Shameful scam by billionaires on those who can least afford to be conned.