The LG Nexus 5 and the Huawei Nexus 6P are slated to get announced on Sept. 29 with both the handsets likely to arrive preinstalled with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Now, new reports have suggested that the Google Nexus 5 from 2013 and the Google Nexus 6 from last year will be the first Nexus devices to receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow from Oct. 5.

Telus, one of the most preferred cellular network providers of Canada, has released its software update schedule for its users. According to the schedule, Canadian users of the LG Nexus 5 and the Motorola Nexus 6 are going to receive the forthcoming Android firmware update on Oct. 5, Mobile Syrup reported. However, in the U.S., it could arrive soon after Sept. 29.

Telus Android 6 Marshmallow OS The software update schedule of Telus reveals arrival of Android M for LG Nexus 5 and Motorola Nexus 6 on Oct. 5 Photo: MobileSyrup

In the previous year, the Motorola Nexus 6 was announced on Oct. 16 with Android 5.0 Lollipop onboard. The handset was made available for purchase from Oct. 29. The release of Android 5.0 began rolling out for older Nexus devices from mid-November. The LG Nexus 5 users received Android 5.0 on Nov. 12.

Apart from the LG Nexus 5 and the Motorola Nexus 6, the other Nexus devices that have already received Android 6.0 Marshmallow Developer Preview are the HTC Nexus 9 tablet and the Asus Nexus Player. Hence, before the Android M is released to other OEMs, the upgrade will be first made available to the aforementioned Nexus devices.

According to 9to5Google, the arrival of Android 6.0 for Nexus 5 can significantly boost its battery performance by threefold. Also the new upgrade can allow the users to check the consumption of RAM by different apps. It will carry native support for fingerprint recognition.

Android 6.0 also carries improvements for different Google apps like Google Photos, Chrome and Google Now. The new OS will also feature the new mobile payment service called the Android Pay.