Google has tested the Android 6.0 Marshmallow for months and finally they’ve released the final code of this new OS in late September 2015. Soon enough, they’ve made this new OS available for its devices such as Nexus 5, 6, 7, and 9.
Currently, the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update is rolling out for the devices we’ve mentioned above, but the process takes place gradually, so there are still a lot of Nexus owners that don’t have the latest Android OS version installed on their devices.
With other words, there is no estimated time of arrival of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA update for your Nexus device. Depending on the country you live in and the carrier your mobile device is connected to, you might receive it sooner or later. As soon as the update is released for your Nexus device, you will get a notification and you will be able to start downloading it on your smartphone. You can also manually check to see if there is an OTA update available for your Nexus device by going to Settings->About device->System Updates>Check for Update.
HINT: We remind you that the update has over 700MB in size and this is the reason why we suggest you to connect your device to a Wi-Fi network so that you don’t waste mobile data.
If you can’t wait for the OTA update to be released for your Nexus device, you can always download the factory image files from Google and install them on your smartphone using the ADB sideload method.
The new Android 6.0 Marshmallow comes with many new features and improvements. First of all, you will notice a new application called Doze, which will greatly improve the battery life of your device. At the same time, you will have control on what features can be accessed by the applications you install. With other words, each time you install a new application, you will be able to choose which features you want it to access.
Have you received the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA update on your Nexus device? Tell us your thoughts about the latest Android OS version!