In the previous week, a Canadian carrier had revealed that the Android 6.0 Marshmallow would be made available for the Motorola Nexus 6 and the LG Nexus 5 users from Oct. 5. During the launch event of the new Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P smartphones on Sept. 29, Google revealed that the Android 6.0 Marshmallow will be available for more Nexus devices starting next week.
As Nexus devices always receive the newest Android build, the new Android 6.0 Marshmallow will be available for more Nexus devices like the Asus Nexus 7 (2013) and HTC Nexus 9 tablets. Even though the arrival date of the Android 6.0 is pegged as Oct. 5, all the users of the aforementioned Nexus devices may not receive the new upgrade instantly.
Even if the Android 6.0 OTA update notification does not show up on Oct. 5, users can try installing the update manually. According to Android Police, the factory images of the Android 6.0 update for different Nexus devices are also likely to be available by Oct. 5.
The older Nexus devices, such as the LG Nexus 4, the Asus Nexus 7 (2012) and the Samsung Nexus 10, will not be receiving the Android 6.0 upgrade. It indicates that the Android Lollipop is the last major update for these devices.
The newly unveiled LG Nexus 5X and the Huawei Nexus 6P comes preloaded with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. During the launch event of the 2015 Nexus smartphones, it was announced that the Android 6.0 can improve the battery performance on the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 by 30 percent.
The Android 6.0 carries native support for fingerprint recognition. The Android Pay wireless payment feature of the Android 6.0 can allow users to secure transactions through a fingerprint sensor present on Nexus devices like the Nexus 5X, the Nexus 6P and the Nexus 6.