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Android 6.0 and 6.0.1 Marshmallow Release Date Update for Nexus 5, 6, 7, 9, 5X, 6P, and Nexus Player for Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile

( [email protected] ) Dec 10, 2015 06:31 PM EST
Google loves to bring a new upgrade to its Android Operating System (OS) every year, and lately they have been annually releasing a version with a decimal point followed by zero at the end.  Last year, it was version 5.0, otherwise known as Android L, or Lollipop, and this year is a full addition of 1 with 6.0 (otherwise known as Android M or Marshmallow).  This is what is known about the Android M Version 6.0 and 6.0.1 Marshmallow Release Dates for Nexus 5, 6, 7, 9, 5X, 6P, and Nexus Player for Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile.
Google's LG Nexus 5X (left) and Huawei Nexus 6P (right). Credit: The Gospel Herald

Google loves to bring a new upgrade to its Android Operating System (OS) every year, and lately they have been annually releasing a version with a decimal point followed by zero at the end.  Last year, it was version 5.0, otherwise known as Android L, or Lollipop, and this year is a full addition of 1 with 6.0 (otherwise known as Android M or Marshmallow).  This is what is known about the Android M Version 6.0 and 6.0.1 Marshmallow Release Dates for Nexus 5, 6, 7, 9, 5X, 6P, and Nexus Player for Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile.

Since Nexus is owned by Google, it just makes sense that the company would want to upgrade their devices first.  When Google announced that the official rollout of Android 6.0, they said that their new devices would have Android 6.0 right out of the box, and that included the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. 

This left a lot of users of other Android devices such as HTC, Samsung, Sony, LG, and Motorola wondering when they were going to be receiving their Android 6.0 upgrade.  So far, LG is probably the closest to granting their users their Android upgrade wish, possibly in time for the holidays. 

While many Android users of newer devices are still wondering when Android 6.0, some of the newest Google Nexus devices like the Nexus 6P, the Nexus 5X, Nexus Player will be getting some Android 6.0.1 action, according to the Latin Post.  The Specific timing on this upgrade to the newest upgrade isn't really known as yet. 

The word out on the Nexus devices like the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9, and the Nexus Player is that they should be getting the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update right now, according to Tech Radar.  This was confirmed at Android Pit, saying that the rollout for these devices will occur in stages, with some carriers (Verizon, Sprint, US Cellular, T-Mobile, and AT&T) set to receive the update sooner than others.  In case you haven't heard, the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (2012) and Nexus 10 are not scheduled to receive the update. 

So, what kind of changes can be expected from Android 6.0.1?  According to Know Your Mobile, it looks like one of the main changes will only be noticeable on tablets, which modifies the UI and moves some of the navigation keys around.  Generally, a new version of Android that ends with a zero has a few bugs, and then it is often followed by an upgrade after that, and this one came pretty fast.  Now, if only it could come to other Android devices just as fast.