Android 6.0 Marshmallow: Update Coming On a Series of Devices, Will Improve Battery Efficiency, And More

The Android 6.0 Marshmallow was released in the month of October of the current year. It was the last Android operating system for smartphones that was developed and released by Google. The Android 6.0 Marshmallow also known as Android M was preceded by the Android Lollipop.

The Android M OS works towards increasing efficiency in functioning of mobile phones and also makes the battery last longer by reducing background activities. Since its release last month, many smartphone companies are adopting this OS for their devices.

One such company is LG which has already started making the update available to users of the LG G4 device. The update is currently available OTA or over the air for users in the European region. Users can also install the update using the default PC companion of LG, the LG Bridge.

The South Korean tech giant had first rolled out the update in Poland for the company’s flagship model- the LG G4. Currently the update is available for G4 users in certain European countries which include the likes of Germany, Portugal, Spain, Romania and Hungary. The company will reportedly soon roll out the update in other regions like Asia and America.

According to another popular website the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is also set to receive the Marshmallow update in December. The company had previously announced that it will roll out the OS update for its devices in the last quarter of the current year. Now, with the end of the month of November, it could be safely assumed that the update will finally arrive in the last month of the year.

A leaked document had earlier made its appearance which contained a list of smartphones from Samsung that will receive the update. The model number of the Galaxy Note 5, SM-N920G featured on that list.

The document was dated 15th November 2015 and it showed an uploading status regarding the update for the Galaxy Note 5. It could mean that the device will go through certain more tests after it has received the update.

Phone Arena reported that a number of smartphones from the Samsung stable is expected to receive the update soon. It stated that the Galaxy Note 5 is set to receive the update in December 2015, the Galaxy S6+, S6 and S6 Edge will receive it in January 2016.

The month of February will see the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge upgraded to Android M. The Galaxy A5 will be upgraded in the month of March and the Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 will receive the OS upgrade in April 2016.

The Samsung Galaxy A3 will also be upgraded to Android 6.0 sometime in the middle of 2016. The A3 which made its appearance in November 2014 will receive the upgrade as soon as it is approved for the device.

According to our sources HTC has also made announcements regarding its devices receiving the Android M upgrade. The HTC One M8 and the HTC One M9 will reportedly receive the update sometime at the beginning of December 2015.

HTC will gradually roll out the upgrade for a number of other devices which include the HTC One E9+, the HTC One M9+, the HTC One E9, the HTC One ME, the HTC One M8 EYE, the HTC One E8, the HTC Desire Butterfly, the HTC Desire 826, the HTC Desire 820 and the HTC Desire 816.

However, no specific details have been divulged by the company yet as to when these devices will receive the update.

Certain devices from the Sony stable will also receive the OS update Over The Air. Reports from a renowned website state that the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact, Xperia Z5 and the Xperia Z5 Premium are going to be the first smartphones from Sony to be upgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.