Android Marshmallow has been officially out for quite a while and users of various Nexus devices except those of Nexus 4, Nexus 10 and the original Nexus 7 (2012) have been enjoying the various perks and benefits that it comes with.
Even though changes to various Google services have been rolled out via application updates through the Google Play Store, Android Marshmallow comes with all of these changes packed in by default, whether its the new classy logo or just the changes to Google Now, Marshmallow brings a fresh look to some applications while keeping the home screen similar to that of Lollipop.
With the vertical app drawer keeping a row of applications which you’re likely to use on this time of the day and hopes of a built-in Night Mode in a future update, Marshmallow offers much more than just a higher battery life due to Doze and App Standby.
Devices to receive the Marshmallow update
All Nexus devices have already received the update to both Marshmallow 6.0 and 6.0.1 with the exception of Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (2012) and Nexus 10 due to their age and probably the incompatibility of the hardware with Marshmallow.
As for HTC devices, the tech giant has been rather slow at updating their phones in the past, HTC One M9 and HTC One M8 will receive the Marshmallow update where as the following phones are confirmed to receive the update soon.
HTC One M9+, HTC One E9+, HTC One E9, HTC One ME, HTC One E8, HTC One M8 Eye, HTC One Butterfly 3, HTC Desire 826, HTC One 820, HTC Desire 816.
Huawei has been rather quick in delivering their updates and you can rest assured, all of Huawei’s latest Android devices except the Huawei Asced P7 have been confirmed to receive the Marshmallow update.
LG’s the manufacturer which has been the target of some public outcry after they publicly stated that they’ll be the first ones to deliver Android M on their phones, so far only the LG G4 and V10 have been released where as an update for LG G3 has been in works and test phases, yet to be rolled out globally, due for March 29th.
Motorola has also been one of the first manufacturers to jump straight in and start updating their phones, the complete list that Motorola has officially confirmed for the Android M update can be found over here. Where as some users of the Moto X Pure Edition and Moto X Play have already received the update.
As for Samsung, pretty much all of their recent phones are set to receive the update in the first quarter of 2016, this includes all the phones and tablets from the Note 5, Note 4, S6 and S5 generation of devices.
Sadly, users of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and devices before that aren’t going to be receiving the Android M update.
Sony also released an official list of devices which will be receiving an update to Android M, their blog post on the matter can be found over here.