Android 6.0 Marshmallow update has been around for close to five months now. However, it has made it to just 1.2 percent of Android-powered devices across the globe. Except for Google’s Nexus devices, OEMs like Samsung, HTC, LG and Sony are trying their best to roll out the firmware in phases. Here is the status update of the impending firmware roll-out to devices from various OEMs.
Latest news is that the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ is getting rolled out in the home country South Korea, GSM Arena noted. It is worth noting that the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy Note 5 already received the update in Korea.
Only a couple of days back, the Marshmallow update started rolling out to S6 and S6 Edge in the U.K. under Vodafone network. Meanwhile, T-Mobile announced that the Galaxy S6 devices in some parts of Europe will be receiving the update soon. As the roll-outs have already begun in Korea and Europe, it is just a matter of weeks before the firmware lands in the U.S.
Speaking of Samsung's Galaxy Note 4, ZDNet says users in Hungary have received the Marshmallow update. However, this update is expected to reach the devices in the U.S. and the U.K. sometime in March or April.
The latest Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, on the other hand, run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow straight out of the box and the release date is set for March.
Google’s Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P run on Marshmallow. Apart from these two devices, the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013) and the inexpensive Android One smartphones have all received the update. Google’s homegrown Pixel C tablet, along with Nexus 9 and Nexus Player are also up-to-date.
The 2015 flagship HTC One M9 and the upper-mid-range HTC One A9 are receiving the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update across the globe in phases. ZDNet says Canadian M9 users under the network SaskTel, Rogers, Wind and Videotron can expect the firmware package shortly.
Other eligible HTC devices include the HTC One M8, HTC One M9+, HTC One E9, HTC ME, HTC One E8, HTC M8 EYE, HTC Butterfly 3, HTC Desire 826, HTC Desire 820 and HTC Desire 816. However, the roll-out dates have not been confirmed by the Taiwanese tech giant yet.
Turkey is the first country to receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for Sony Xperia Z5. The firmware is expected to reach the Xperia Z5 Compact and Xperia Z5 Premium very soon.
Eligible handsets under Sony include the Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z4 Tablet, and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. However, the Xperia Z1 series will reportedly not receive the update.
The Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for LG G4 and G3 has been rolled out by T-Mobile. AT&T, on the other hand, is in the process of pushing the update. Sprint and U.S. Cellular have already updated their G4 devices with the latest firmware.
Meanwhile, the LG G5 was recently introduced at the Mobile World Congress. This flagship comes with Marshmallow on board. It is worth noting that the G5 apparently trumped the Galaxy S7 in the preliminary benchmark test.