HTC, LG and Samsung started pushing the Android 6.0 update to some of their new smartphones, but soon, more manufacturers will begin rolling out this firmware. One February 1, there were only 1.2 percent of Android devices that were running on the latest Android version, while 5.0 and 5.1 Lollipop were installed on 17 percent of devices (34.1 percent for all Android 5.x versions). In this article we’ll tell you about all the devices belonging to the three big companies, which have received the Android 6.0 update.
The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge were the first Samsung flagships to be upgraded to Android 6.0 and soon, this update will reach the S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 phablets. Besides the new Marshmallow features, the Galaxy S6 Edge will receive some tweaks for its curved-edge screen. Normally, when swiping the curved portion of the screen, the users see shortcuts to applications and contacts and they’re able to access notifications, news headlines. Well, Samsung has expanded the edge display, allowing users to add more app and contact shortcuts and now, more third-party applications are accessible. It isn’t sure when Android 6.0 Marshmallow will reach both the S6 and S6 Edge models in the US, but we’re hoping that this will happen soon.
HTC has updated some of its flagships ahead of Samsung. The most important is the One M9, which has received the Android 6.0 firmware on February 16. Verizon and T-Mobile were the first US carriers to deliver this update and now AT&T is preparing to do the same. The One M9 will have support for Android Pay, Google Now On Tap, Doze, App permissions etc.
The LG G3 and G4 are also receiving the Marshmallow update from Verizon Wireless, which was pushed out on February 16, as well. The G4 will benefit from the new WiFi Calling function, which will be activated when the users will have poor indoor coverage and they need to call someone important.
In March, Sony will update its Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact devices and most likely, the total number of Android phones and tablets running on 6.0 Marshmallow will surpass 2 percent.