The launch of the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6X is around the corner, and the new flagships will come loaded with Google’s new Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS. Next week, on October 5, Google will hold an event in San Francisco and we’ll probably hear more information about the new operating system, which will roll out to the previous Nexus devices shortly after the official release.
LG has been “recruited” again by Google, in order to create a successor for the Nexus 5 (2013), while Huawei was given a chance to build the phablet version. So, we’ll have a 5.2-inch Nexus 5X and a 5.7-inch Nexus 6P which will run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but this article is not about these two devices.
A recent report from Canada revealed that the older Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 (created by Motorola) will be the first Google devices to receive the new OS and this could happen a week after the official launch of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow. However, other blogs believe that this won’t happen in the upcoming weeks, being rather reticent making assumptions on when Google will roll out the new version.
In the past months, many users have been testing the new version of Android, as Google released three different developer previews for the Nexus 5, 6, 9 and Nexus Player. However, the owners needed to unlock the device bootloader and to erase its content, which wasn’t very convenient.
Luckily, the final version will be available soon enough and the Canadian carrier TELUS claims that the Nexus 5 and 6 devices will get the Android 6.0 Marshmallow sooner, on October 5th, after revealing this on its website. So, the two previous Nexuses will be updated from Android 5.1 Lollipop to Android 6.0 Marshmallow on the aforementioned date, while the Nexus 7 and 9 tablets will receive the new version a bit later.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow will bring native support for fingerprint scanners, it will have power saving features and auto backup – the data, which will be less than 25MB, will be stored to the Google Drive. Also, the Chrome browser will be faster and Google Photos will be improved.