Google to launch Android M on September 29
Latest version of Android to be called Android Marshmellow
Google are preparing for the official public release of the next major version of their Android operating system – 6.0 Marshmallow – and it looks like they’re getting closer and closer to the finish line. At this point, reports claim that the company is pretty much ready to make the update public, as the closed developer preview has been going relatively smoothly and people have been reporting a positive experience with the system.
Most experts predict that the large-scale rollout of the update will happen throughout the end of 2015 and the beginning of 2016, although no exact timeframe has been specified yet and Google are typically quiet on the issue. Fans have been trying to figure out when they can expect to get the update on their own devices, but until Google speak up and say something about their plans, we can’t know for sure.
It is known from the beginning that the first two smartphones running on Android 6.0 would be LG Nexus 5X and Huawei Nexus 6P. But apart from that, the existing Nexus devices will get the update soon after its release.
Last year, Google launched its Motorola Nexus 6 and HTC Nexus 9 tablet on October 15 and released the Android 5.0 Lollipop on October 29 for LG Nexus 5, though other smartphone makers like Samsung, LG, HTC and Huawei released the update for its existing phones pretty late.
Several smartphones from Samsung, LG, HTC, Motorola and Google’s budget smartphone series Android One are likely to receive the update at the earliest.
Samsung has already announced to rollout the Android 6.0 OTA update for its latest smartphones including Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Duos, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 4 Duos, Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy Alpha and Galaxy Tab A. People who’ve enrolled in the developer preview program are generally quite satisfied with the experience, and most are claiming that the OS is getting pretty close to a completed state, with most of the important things working as intended already and bugs having been cut down to a minimum.