Good news for Nexus device users! Google has released the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow monthly update. The February update features improved security system to enhance the firmware's stability. Here's the latest news about Android Marshmallow release date on Nexus 5, 5X, 6, 6P, Nexus 7 and Google Pixel C.
International Business Times said the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow security update, tied to the build number MMB29Q, is now being rolled out to Google's Nexus devices such as Nexus 6P, LG Nexus 5X, HTC Nexus 6, LG Nexus 5 and Asus Nexus 7.
Furthermore, non-Nexus Google Pixel C tablet is also expected to receive the security update. For the Nexus 10 tablet, it will get a more secured Android 5.1.1 Lollipop version.
Owners of the said gadgets will receive the security improvements via Over-the-air (OTA) updates. Even though Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow is considered as a minor update from 6.0 version, it contains security patches for critical vulnerabilities. Moreover, this new firmware update addresses quite a lot of security holes, and it fixes issues that have been marked as "critical."
Aside from OTA, the other way get the update is to download the factory images. Take note that "flashing a factory image" will wipe out user's personal data from the Nexus handset. See the complete process here.
GottaBeMobile also gave some suggestions on how to download Android Marshmallow updates. The website said users should let their device's battery to die, and then recharge it to 100%. After that, they can try to update again. If that doesn't work, users should clear their device's cache partition to try and jumpstart the installation.
Going back to the features of the new update, it fixes flaws in the system specifically in Android Mediaserver. Recently, a lot of users complained about the vulnerabilities/attacks in the Mediaserver, including the popular Stagefright exploits.
It is worth noting that this is not the first time that the Android Mediaserver has been patched through a security update. Most of Google's security updates have addressed one problem or the other in the media component.
According to Nexus Security Bulletin, the problems in the system could affect the device in different areas such as email, web browsing, and MMS when processing media files.
As of now, it is not yet confirmed if 6.01 is the final version of Android Marshmallow, but tech experts believe it could become available in the first half of 2016, or before Google I/O later this year.