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Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Download Available – Top Security Patches, New Emoji and Improvements

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Google has released the Android 6.0 Marshmallow this fall. The Nexus devices were the first ones that received the Android 6.0 Marshmallow and there are still many phones manufactured by other companies that still haven’t received the OTA update for this new Android version.

Well it, seems that the big search engine company is not losing time, as it released a new Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update that’s currently available for a few Nexus devices, this new update comes with the build number MMB28M and it can be downloaded on the following Nexus devices:

Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus Player, Nexus 7 2013 Wi-Fi & SIM variants, Nexus 9 LTE & Wi-Fi variants.

The Android 6.0.1 update is being rolled out via over-the-air (OTA) for the devices we’ve mentioned above. However, if you can’t wait until the OTA update is released for your Nexus device, you can just download the factory image from the XDA developers and manually flash your device.

Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow: What’s New?

The new Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow comes with support for 200 Unicode 8 emojis. If you’ve been receiving blank boxes instead of emojis on your Android device, then you should know that this update will fix this issue, aside from the new emojis, the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow improved the navigation bar on tablets. The “home” and “back” buttons have been moved towards the left and the “overview” multitasking button has moved to the right. This allows the users to reach the buttons with the thumbs when they are holding the tablet.

The new Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow also comes with some security fixes. Most of those fixes had the status “Critical”, which means that you should update your Android Marshmallow as soon as possible, or else you might end up with some personal data in the hands of some hackers.

Have you updated your Nexus device to the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow?