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Android 6.0 Marshmallow is not the latest in the mobile software of Google. The latest version is now Android 7.0 Nougat. The most recent phone to get the said update to Android 6 is the mid-range phone from Sony.

Better Features in Android 6

Technically, Android 6 is here to stay and it has a lot of features under its sleeves. For instance, it has great improvements for battery life, app permission control, support for fingerprint scanning, USB-C support, volume control, and some Google Now features. Thus, it makes a very exciting upgrade for many users out there. But, are your mobile devices up for that challenge?

Older Devices Will Not Get It

If your device is one year or older after it was released, it probably won’t get the Marshmallow just yet. In fact, Google only has 15.2% of devices running the said Android version. Perhaps most of the devices are stuck to the Lollipop update.

Selected Samsung Galaxy Devices Only

For those using the Samsung Galaxy Note series, only a few have adopted the update to Marshmallow. Such devices include Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note Edge, and Galaxy Note 4. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge come pre-installed with Android Marshmallow.

Closing the Doors on the Note 3 and Older

On another note, it was expected that the Galaxy Note 3 will be included in the update, but sadly, it will not see the light of Android 6 just yet. Only a few selected devices have been given the privilege to get the latest update. For now, the Note 3 might not be one of the very lucky phones out there.

One way of having the Marshmallow update though is via mod installation. This is where you can update older devices to a later version of the Android firmware by downloading a custom ROM. However, this might have some issues that can harm your devices. For Note 3 users, this might be a good chance to have that update. But, it doesn’t guarantee security and safety for your mobile device and even your identity.