Google Releases Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update For Nexus Devices
Google yesterday announced on its official Android blog that Nexus devices are starting to receive update to their latest operating system, Android 6.0. Google releases Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9 and Nexus Player. The update will be in form of an over the air software update and will be rolled out is phases. As a result, some Nexus owners might receive the update sooner and some later than others.
Also, on Monday, October 5, Google released Android 6.0 factory images for those who can’t wait for regular Android 6.0 update and want to manually install it. However, doing it manually will wipe your device while waiting for the regular OTA update will preserve data on the phone.
Ones that update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow arrives on Nexus phones one way or another, users will experience many improvements in field of animations, notification, faster scrolling, searching or Google’s voice assistant as well as with features unique to Android Marshmallow, Google Now on Tap. With Now on Tap users will almost instantly receive extra info on almost anything by crawling through apps. Also, with Marshmallow, users can access Google Now via voice command when handsets are unlocked; they can use app drawer that suggests apps that users mostly use during the day; they can remove unwanted apps; use two new features, Doze and App Standby, to prolong phone’s battery life or add more security with the fingerprint if the device is fingerprint sensor enabled.
The latest Google’s Nexus phones, Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P are shipping with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. These two new Nexus phones are compatible with Google’s prepaid mobile service Project Fi and its customers can purchase and pay for them in monthly installments over 24 months. However, a credit check is required. Those who qualify will be able to get the phones for:
- Nexus 5X 16GB – $379 or $15.79 per month for 24 months
- Nexus 5X 32GB – $429 or $17.88 per month for 24 months
- Nexus 6P 32GB – $499 or $20.79 per month for 24 months
- Nexus 6P 64GB – $549 or $22.88 per month for 24 months
- Nexus 6P 128GB – $649 or $27.04 per month for 24 months