Android L and M Update are starting to be released worldwide. Recently, the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update is now available in India. It seems that among Moto G 2014 and 2015, Moto X 1st, 2nd Gen, and 3rd Gen, as well as Moto E users, some would get the update while others would not.
First to came out for Nexus 5, 6, 7, 9 and the Nexus Player, the update is now expected to be released for more devices. LG G4 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 users in certain territories were also already able to get it.
For Motorola users, there is a specific Marshmallow upgrade list detailing which devices and models would get the update. Under this list, it seems that Moto X 1st Gen would not be getting it, Android Standard reports. On the other hand, Moto X2 Pure edition only gets Marshmallow in the US, but Carrier locked Moto X 2nd Gen devices will not be getting the update. Moto X Play unlocked and carrier locked editions are enabled for the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update.
According to Examiner Press, the update is expected to be available in other regions outside of Europe, such as Asia and the Americas. To date, version 3.1 is out in the Play Store, free for download. The update is expected to be released up until 2016 for some phones, the Galaxy E7 in particular.
Meanwhile, LG G3 users can also rejoice. GSM Arena has reported that it might be a bit later for LG G3 users to get the update, but it will imminently happen. Some G3 users have worried that they might lose out the fun of experiencing the update to LG G4 users, but this is not the case. All LG G3 smartphones bearing the model number LGD855 can experience the update. The source code and licenses are provided here.
Apparently, unlike iOS updates, Android updates can be quite a tad more complicated. Just because an update has been launched does not mean all Android phone users can have access to it already instantly. Usually, decisions as to who would get to experience the update remain on the device manufacturers and carriers.
Those who would be able to experience the update, however, are a lucky bunch. Android Marshmallow offers battery life improvements, greater app permission controls, more streamlined support for fingerprint scanners, and better volume controls, as Tech Radar reports. Android Marshmallow also allows for USB-C Support as well as innovative Google Now features.