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Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Release Date Update For Nexus 5, 5X 6, 6P, 7 (2013), 9, Nexus Player for Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular

( [email protected] ) Dec 16, 2015 06:01 PM EST
It's always interesting once Google upgrades to a new version of their personal Operating System, Android.  Whenever there is an upgrade, Google always manages to update its own devices on their Nexus series first with Android M (also known as version 6.0 or Marshmallow).  The new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P have got their latest update right out of the box, and then the users of the Nexus 5, 6, 7 (2013), 9, and Nexus Player are getting their upgrade as well.  Now that Android 6.0 is out, this would be a good time to talk about the release of Android 6.0.1.
Credit: The Gospel Herald

It's always interesting once Google upgrades to a new version of their personal Operating System, Android.  Whenever there is an upgrade, Google always manages to update its own devices on their Nexus series first with Android M (also known as version 6.0 or Marshmallow).  The new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P have got their latest update right out of the box, and then the users of the Nexus 5, 6, 7 (2013), 9, and Nexus Player are getting their upgrade as well.  Now that Android 6.0 is out, this would be a good time to talk about the release of Android 6.0.1. 

In case you haven't heard, the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA (Over The Air) update is available for the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013) Nexus 9, and Nexus Player.  That being said, Android Pit reports that the rollout will occur in stages, with some carriers (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular) to receive the update sooner than others. 

Just to let you know, Android 6.0.1 should be available, and it is available as factory images.  At Google Developers, it has binary images files that allow the user to restore ones Nexus device's original factory firmware.  It will be helpful to those that have used the Android Open-Source Project, flashed custom builds on your device, and wish to return that device to the factory state. 

 

Google LG Nexus 5X
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There are instructions for how to acquire Android 6.0.1 at the Google Developers site.  These files are for use only on a personal Nexus device and may not be disassembled, decompiled, reverse engineered, modified, or redistributed by users in any way except as specifically set forth in the license terms that came with the devices. 

 

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.

Of course, if you have the Nexus 6P or 5X, then you really should already have Android 6.0.  For those that have the Nexus 4, Nexus (2012), and Nexus 10.  Pocket-Lint reports that the Nexus 9 in the UK has the update for the Android 6.0 to Marshmallow as well.  The Australia Network reports that the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P will receive the Android 6.0.1 update soon.