Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates roundup

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Android 6.0 Marshmallow is here, and now the waiting game is on. “When will my phone get the Marshmallow update?” ask countless Android fans, and for good reason: while phone makers are doing a better job at keeping their devices up to date, the process is still lengthy and opaque. Worse, many models will inevitably be left behind. We’re here to shed some light on the issue.

In this post, which will be updated frequently, we are rounding up all the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update news, so you can get a good picture of what to expect.

Before we start

The release of Android updates for most devices is a complex process, involving Google, chip makers, device makers, and carriers. With so many players, and so many things that could go wrong, you should expect delays, slow rollouts, botched releases, and generally a lot of variation based on your specific model, your region, and your carrier.

Just because your phone or tablet isn’t listed here, it doesn’t mean that it won’t be updated. OEMs occasionally change their minds. In other cases, the lists that they put out are non-final.

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Nexus Marshmallow update

Google released the initial Android 6.0 factory images for Nexus devices on October 5. These images can be flashed manually, allowing you to bypass a potentially lengthy wait for the OTA update.

The following Nexus devices are receiving Marshmallow updates:

  • Nexus 6P
  • Nexus 5X
  • Nexus 6
  • Nexus Player
  • Nexus 9 LTE
  • Nexus 9 WiFi
  • Nexus 5
  • Nexus 7 2013 WiFi
  • Nexus 7 2013 Mobile

The Nexus 4, Nexus 7 2012 (either variant), and Nexus 10 will not be updated to Marshmallow.

If you don’t want to wait, it’s relatively easy to flash a factory image following our guide:

  • How to manually install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on a Nexus device (Windows and Linux)

You can also manually flash the OTA zip files, which are the update files that would normally be pushed to your device from Google’s servers. Note that in order to correctly install the update, your device must be running the firmware version mentioned in the link.

The latest factory images and OTA links are listed below.

  • November 21: T-Mobile’s Nexus 6 began receiving the Marshmallow update.
  • December 7: Google released Android 6.0.1 factory images for Nexus devices. Android 6.0.1 brings a couple of minor features, security fixes, and improved emoji support. Pixel C Android 6.0.1 factory images and binaries became available on December 11.
  • January 5: January Android security Nexus updates on the way
  • February 1: Google releases February security update factory images for Nexus devices
  • March 7: Google released the March security update. Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P got performance improvement updates as well.

Rollout underway

Nexus 6P

  • Factory images: Latest image (MHC19I) – All Nexus 6P images
  • Latest OTA link: MHC19I from MMB29Q

Nexus 5X

  • Factory images: Latest image (MHC19J) – All Nexus 5X images
  • Latest OTA link: MHC19J from MMB29Q

Pixel C

  • Factory images: Latest image (MXC14G) – All Pixel C images
  • Latest OTA link: MXC14G from MXB48T

Nexus 6

  • Factory images: Latest image (MMB29V) – All Nexus 6 images
  • Latest OTA link: MMB29V from MMB29Q

Nexus Player

  • Factory images: Latest image (MMB29V) – All Nexus Player images
  • Latest OTA link: MMB29V from MMB29U

Nexus 9 LTE

  • Factory images: Latest image (MMB29V) – All Nexus 9 LTE images
  • Latest OTA link: MMB29V from MMB29R

Nexus 9 WiFi

  • Factory images: Latest image (MMB29V) – All Nexus 9 WiFi images
  • Latest OTA link: MMB29V from MMB29R

Nexus 5

  • Factory images: Latest image (MMB29V) – All Nexus 5 images
  • Latest OTA link: MMB29V from MMB29Q

Nexus 7 2013 WiFi

  • Factory images: Latest image (MMB29V) – All Nexus 7 2013 WiFi images
  • Latest OTA link: MMB29V from MMB29Q

Nexus 7 2013 Mobile

  • Factory images: Latest image (MMB29V) – All Nexus 7 Mobile images
  • Latest OTA link: MMB29V from MMB29Q

Android One Marshmallow update

Like Nexus phones, all Android One devices are supposed to receive fast Android updates straight from Google. OTA download files for various Android One phones sold in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Philippines, and Nepal are available below. You will need to be on the LMY48M version of Lollipop in order to install these updates.

  • Symphony Roar A50
  • Cherry Mobile One
  • Micromax Canvas A1
  • Karbonn Sparkle V
  • Spice Dream Uno
  • MyPhone Uno
  • Mito Impact A10
  • Nexian Journey One

If you’re looking for full Android 6.0 factory images, we have the following:

  • Micromax Canvas A1 AQ4501
  • Karbon Sparkle V
  • Spice Dream Uno
  • MyPhone Uno
  • Symphony Roar A50
  • Cherry Mobile One
  • Nexian Journey One
  • Mito Impact
  • Evercoss One X
  • QMobile A1
  • Micromax Canvas A1 AQ4502

To flash these images, you can follow our manual installation guide.

On November 22, an over the air update to version 6.0.1 of Android began hitting some Android One devices. The update appears to be a bug fixing release.

Samsung Marshmallow update

Samsung has announced the kick-off of its Marshmallow update campaign on February 15. The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge were the only devices officially confirmed to receive the update, but the following devices are rumored to receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow:

  • Galaxy S5
  • Galaxy S5 LTE-A
  • Galaxy S5 neo
  • Galaxy S6
  • Galaxy S6 Edge
  • Galaxy S6 Edge+
  • Galaxy Note 4
  • Galaxy Note Edge
  • Galaxy Note 5
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

These are all obvious candidates for an upgrade, so we’re pretty that Marshmallow will eventually become available for most versions of these devices.

Samsung has an infographic listing some of the features coming in its Marshmallow update. For more details on what to expect from the Marshmallow update for the Galaxy S6, here’s our close look at the beta.

Rollout underway

Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

  • April 11 – U.S.: Both Galaxy S7 variants received an update with shape correction and touch response improvements.
  • April 16 – UK: Unlocked and carrier-branded Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge updates went out with skewed photo correction, Wi-Fi calling enabled and improved palm touch rejection.

Samsung Galaxy S6

  • January 11 – South Korea: beta of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow began rolling out to the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, available to all of those signed up for the beta program.
  • January 30 – South Korea: The first Samsung device to receive an official Marshmallow update is the Galaxy S6 sold in South Korea.
  • February 10 – Poland: Galaxy S6 users in Poland began receiving Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
  • March 10 – US – Sprint: The Galaxy S6 on Sprint got Marshmallow on March 10.
  • March 18 – India: Marshmallow for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge rolls out in India
  • April 1 – US – Verizon: Marshmallow arrives for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge
  • April 11 – US – T-Mobile: Android 6.0.1 arrives for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge
  • April 18 – Canada – Telus: After a number of delays, Android 6.0.1 arrives for the Telus branded Galaxy S6 .
  • May 17 – US – AT&T: Marshmallow arrives to AT&T Galaxy S6

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

  • January 30 – South Korea: Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge receiving Marshmallow 6.0.1 update in South Korea
  • March 15 – Canada – Telus: (Update: more delays) Telus delays Android Marshmallow updates for Galaxy flagships
  • March 18 – India: Marshmallow for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge rolls out in India
  • April 1 – US – Verizon: Marshmallow arrives for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge
  • April 11 – US – T-Mobile: Android 6.0.1 arrives for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge
  • May 17 – US – AT&T: Marshmallow arrives to AT&T Galaxy S6 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

  • February 24 – South Korea: the Marshmallow update hits the Korean Galaxy S6 Edge+.
  • March 25 – India, France & Sprint US: The Marshmallow update is now available in several new markets.
  • April 5 – Canada – Bell & Telus: The update began rolling out for certain carrier versions sold in Canada.
  • April 11 – US – Verizon: Marshmallow rolls out to the Verizon Galaxy S6 Edge+.
  • April 19 – US – T-Mobile: The Galaxy S6 Edge+ received the Marshmallow update.
  • June 22 – US – AT&T: Galaxy S6 Edge Plus users on AT&T, your Android 6.0 Marshmallow update is now here.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active

  • July 5 – US- AT&T: AT&T Samsung Galaxy S6 Active now getting Android 6.0 Marshmallow update

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

  • February 3 – US – AT&T (Beta): Galaxy Note 5 beta testers on AT&T received Marshmallow. Leaked screenshots revealed that the Note 5 will receive the same design updates as the Galaxy S6.
  • February 25 – South Korea: Galaxy Note 5 users in South Korea began receiving Android 6.0.1.
  • March 3 – US – Verizon: Verizon began rolling out Marshmallow for the Galaxy Note 5.
  • March 22 – India: Marshmallow rolls out for the Galaxy Note 5 in India.
  • March 24 – US – Sprint: A phased roll out of Android 6.0 begins for the Galaxy Note 5, to be completed on April 8th.
  • April 5 – Canada – Bell & Telus: The update began rolling out for certain carrier versions sold in Canada.
  • April 18 – US – T-Mobile: Galaxy Note 5 customers begin receiving an update to Android 6.0.1.
  • June 22 – US – AT&T: If you own a Galaxy Note 5 on AT&T, you’ll be happy to hear that your Android 6.0 Marshmallow update is on its way.

Samsung Galaxy S5

  • March 22 – South Korea: a Marshmallow update landed for the Galaxy S5 (SM-G900L) on the LG UPlus network in South Korea.
  • April 8 – US – Sprint: Sprint’s version of the Galaxy S5 is also joining the ranks of Marshmallow devices.
  • April 19 – Sri Lanka: The global Galaxy S5 model (SM-G900F) has begun receiving 6.0.1 Marshmallow, kicking off in Sri Lanka.
  • April 22 – Marshmallow rolls out for the global Samsung Galaxy S5
  • April 22 – US – Sprint: Marshmallow hit the Galaxy S5 Sport version carried by Sprint.
  • April 26 – Europe: Android 6.0.1 has arrived for the S5 in Germany and India.
  • May 16 – South Korea: Samsung Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A updating to Marshmallow in South Korea
  • May 24 – United States – T-Mobile: Marshmallow is now rolling out to T-Mobile’s Galaxy S5
  • June 6 – India: Galaxy S5 Exynos (SM-G900H) updating to Marshmallow in India

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

  • March 24 – US – Sprint: Sprint’s Galaxy Note 4 is getting its update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
  • April 8 – International – Unlocked: Users in multiple countries are receiving the Android 6.0 update for their Note 4.
  • April 15 – India – Unlocked: Android 6.0.1 is spotted rolling out for the Note 4 in India.
  • May 31 – Canada: Marshmallow is hitting the Galaxy Note 4 in Canada
  • June 2 – US – Verizon: Verizon’s Galaxy Note 4 is getting its update to Marshmallow.
  • June 27 – US – T-Mobile: Users of the Galaxy Note 4 on T-Mobile can finally enjoy Android 6.0.

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

  • April 22 US – Sprint: Marshmallow arrived for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge.
  • May 23 – Europe – Unlocked: Galaxy Note Edge is getting Marshmallow in Europe
  • June 9 – US – Verizon: Android 6.0 Marshmallow rolling out now to Verizon’s Galaxy Note Edge

Samsung Galaxy A9

  • May 21 – International: Samsung Galaxy A9 upgraded to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

Samsung Galaxy A5

  • August 1 – Europe – unlocked: The original Galaxy A5 started receiving the Marshmallow update in Europe and South Africa.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A

  • June 20 – Australia – Unlocked: The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 got the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update a month after it arrived for the Tab A 9.7

Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo

  • June 28 – Europe: The Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo is receiving Marshmallow in several European countries.

Samsung Galaxy On7

  • June 27 – International: Samsung Galaxy On7 now updating to Marshmallow

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

  • June 24 – US: Tab S2 owners in the US, you’ve got a major software update on the way that brings the device all the way to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
  • July 19 – US: AT&T Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 gets Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update

Samsung Galaxy Tab S

  • Samsung Netherlands confirmed that the Galaxy Tab S will NOT be updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)

  • June 24 – Russia – Unlocked: Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) now updating to Android Marshmallow

Samsung Galaxy A7 (1st gen)

  • June 23 – Russia – Unlocked: Samsung Galaxy A7 (1st Generation) now updating to Marshmallow

Samsung Galaxy A8

  • July 5 – International – Unlocked: Android 6.0 Marshmallow is hitting the Samsung Galaxy A8

More info

December 4 – Hungary: A Galaxy Note 4 user in Hungary received Android 6.0 Marshmallow on his device. A screenshot gallery and hands-on video of Marshmallow on the Note 4 are available. The most notable feature spotted in this non-final firmware build is the new Air Command from the Note 5, as well as the ability to write on the screen when the phone is sleeping.

December 28: one lucky Galaxy S5 owner ended up receiving the update to Marshmallow, reportedly by mistake.

An alleged roadmap for the Marshmallow update for Samsung devices leaked out on March 2. While we can’t vouch for its authenticity, the leak claims the Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge will be updated in April, the Galaxy S5 in May, and the Galaxy Alpha in June.

LG Marshmallow update

October 6: According to a leaked T-Mobile update list, besides the LG G4, the LG G3 and G4 Stylo will also receive the update. Besides this, we can speculate that the recently announced V10 and the G Flex 2 will also be making the jump. We’re less optimistic about LG’s mid-rangers, including the Bello, Magna, Leon, and Spirit, though at least some of them can probably handle Marshmallow.

Rollout underway


  • October 15 – Poland: LG announced it would be the first OEM to roll out Android Marshmallow, with the LG G4 model sold in Poland to be first in line, with models in other “markets in Europe, Asia and the Americas” to follow.
  • November 4 – South Korea: The LG G4 models sold in South Korea began receiving the Marshmallow update.
  • November 29 – Europe & Taiwan: the Android 6.0 update reportedly became available in several European countries, via the LG Bridge PC sync software. These regions are: Portugal, Poland, Romania, GErmany, Spain, Turkey, UK, Croatia, Hungary, and Switzerland. The update is also available in Taiwan. Note that not all carrier versions are available. Even if you are not in one of these countries, it’s worth firing up LG Bridge to check for an update manually.
  • December 18 – US – Sprint: Sprint users of the LG G4 began receiving Marshmallow on December 18.
  • January 12 – US – US Cellular: Android 6.0 Marshmallow arrived to the LG G4 on US Cellular.
  • February 2 – Canada – Telus & Rogers: The Marshmallow update hit the G4 sold by Canadian carriers Telus and Rogers.
  • February 6 – US – T-Mobile: Marshmallow began trickling out for the G4 carried by T-Mobile.
  • February 9 – US – AT&T: The G4 sold by AT&T got Marshmallow on February 9.
  • February 16 – US – Verizon: The Big Red carrier released Marshmallow for the LG G4.


  • December 16: LG uploaded the source code of the Marshmallow firmware for the LG G3. That doesn’t necessarily mean an actual update is around the corner, but it’s an encouraging sign.
  • December 31 – Poland: The LG G3 began receiving Marshmallow in Poland.
  • February 16 – US – Verizon: Verizon began pushing Marshmallow to its version of the LG G3.
  • March 30 – Canada: Multiple carriers began rolling out the LG G3 Marshmallow update in Canada.
  • April 28 – US – AT&T: Marshmallow hitting the LG G3 on AT&T.
  • May 3 – US – T-Mobile: T-Mobile starts rolling out Android 6 to its LG G3.

LG G Stylo

  • March 8 – US – T-Mobile: Android 6.0 arrived for the T-Mobile LG G Stylo.

LG V10

  • March 9 – International unlocked: the Marshmallow update hit the international LG V10.
  • March 24 – US – Verizon: the Marshmallow update rolls out for the Verizon LG V10.
  • April 11 – US – T-Mobile: T-Mobile LG V10 begins getting its Android 6.0 Marshmallow update.
  • April 22 – US – AT&T: Android 6.0 arrived for the AT&T LG V10.

LG G Pad X

  • June 20 – US – AT&T: The AT&T LG G Pad X 10.1 got the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update.

LG Magna

  • June 20: Marshmallow begins rolling out for the LG Magna (Update: LG Spirit as well)

LG Spirit

  • June 20 – Europe: Marshmallow begins rolling out for the LG Magna (Update: LG Spirit as well)

Motorola Marshmallow update

Motorola has made a good name for itself in the Android community, thanks to its fast updates and focus on a smooth stock-like user experience. The Marshmallow rollout may change that positive perception though. It’s not that Motorola hasn’t been forthcoming about its plans; it’s the fact that those plans seemingly don’t include either version of the Moto E, the Moto X (2013), or some carrier versions of the Moto X (2014).

On December 9, it was revealed that Motorola would update certain versions of the Moto E (2015). Specifically, the update will roll out to the Snapdragon 410 powered versions in Canada, Latin America, Europe and Asia, excluding China. The US is not on the list where the update will be available.

Here are the Motorola devices officially confirmed to receive Marshmallow:

  • 2015 Moto X Pure Edition (3rd gen)
  • 2015 Moto X Style (3rd gen)
  • 2015 Moto X Play
  • 2015 Moto G (3rd gen)
  • Moto E (2015) – Snapdragon version
  • 2014 Moto X Pure Edition in the US (2nd gen)
  • 2014 Moto X in Latin America, Europe and Asia (2nd gen)
  • 2014 Moto G and Moto G with 4G LTE (2nd gen)
  • DROID Turbo
  • 2014 Moto MAXX
  • 2014 Moto Turbo
  • Nexus 6

Rollout underway

Moto X Pure (Style)

  • December 2 – International: Motorola announced that Moto X Pure (2015 edition) users in Moto’s feedback program have begun receiving the soak test Android 6.0 update. If all goes to plan, the update should hit the general population in a week from December 2.
  • December 9 – US – Verizon, AT&T, Sprint & U.S. Cellular: Motorola announced that Marshmallow is rolling out to Moto X Pure users on Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and U.S. Cellular.
  • December 9 – Latin America: The update is also coming to the Moto X Style in Latin America.

Moto X Play

  • January 6 – India & Brazil: Android 6.0 Marshmallow started rolling out for the Moto X Play in India and Brazil.
  • March 23 – Canada & India: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow rolls out with the March security patch.

Moto E (2015)

  • February 18 – India: The Moto E (2015) sold in India received its Android 6.0 update.

Moto G (2015) & Moto G Turbo

  • December 24 – United States: The Moto G (2015) received the Marshmallow update in the United States.
  • January 19 – India: The Moto G Turbo would see Marshmallow in India.
  • February 15 – Europe: The update hit Moto G (3rd gen) variants sold in Europe.
  • March 29 – India: Android 6.0.1 complete with the March Android security patch begins rolling out in India.

Droid Turbo 2

  • December 14 – United States: Droid Turbo 2 Employee Edition now receiving Marshmallow.
  • February 29 – United States: Android 6.0 Marshmallow is slated to hit the DROID Turbo 2 on March 1.
  • April 27 – United States: Marshmallow for Droid Turbo 2 is in “full deployment”

Droid Maxx 2

  • May 7 – United States: Verizon Motorola DROID MAXX 2 getting Android 6.0 Marshmallow update

Moto X (2014)

  • November 12 – Brazil: Motorola kicked off the Android 6.0 rollout for the Moto X (2014). The first markets where the OTA is available are Brazil and India.
  • December 16 – India: The Marshmallow update for the Moto X (2014) began rolling out in India on December 16
  • December 17 – Europe: The update began rolling out in European markets.
  • December 22 – International: The Moto X Pure Edition (2014) received Android 6.0 Marshmallow in numerous international markets.

Moto G (2014)

  • February 10 – India: The Moto G (2014) in India got Marshmallow from February 10.
  • March 1 – United States: The Moto G (2nd generation) got its upgrade to Android 6.0.

Moto 360 (2nd gen)

  • February 6 – International: How about some Marshmallow for your watch? Yup, Motorola send out the Android 6.0-based Android Wear update to the Moto 360 (2nd gen).

Moto Turbo

  • July 21 – India: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update rolls out for Moto Turbo in India

HTC Marshmallow update

HTC has revealed a tentative list of devices that will be updated to Android 6.0:

  • HTC One M8
  • HTC One M9+
  • HTC One E9+
  • HTC One E9
  • HTC One ME
  • HTC One E8
  • HTC One M8 EYE
  • HTC Butterfly 3
  • HTC Desire 826
  • HTC Desire 820
  • HTC Desire 816

After the launch of the One A9, HTC announced the unlocked version of the device will receive “every” Android update within 15 days from the time the update hits the Nexus devices. That’s a very bold promise, and hopefully it’s a sign of bigger things to come.

Rollout underway

HTC One M9

  • December 7 – International: Mo Versi revealed that the Marshmallow update would hit the unlocked version of the One M9 this month.
  • December 13 – Canada – Carrier models: It was revealed that Canadian carrier versions of the One M9 will get Marshmallow in early 2016.
  • December 24 – International: The HTC One M9 (unlocked models) would get its update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
  • January 17 – Canada – Rogers, SaskTel, VideoTron & Wind: HTC announced that Rogers, SaskTel, VideoTron, and Wind in Canada would see Android Marshmallow hit the One M9.
  • January 18 – UK: HTC announced the HTC One M9 would get its Android Marshmallow shortly.
  • February 6 – US – Sprint: HTC One M9 offered users the chance to update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
  • February 6 – US – Verizon: Big Red offered the Marshmallow update for the M9 on February 16.
  • April 30 – US – AT&T: HTC One M8 & M9 suffer Marshmallow roll-out delay on AT&T
  • May 12 – US – AT&T: The HTC One M9 and M8 receive the Marshmallow update at last

HTC One M8

  • November 6 – International: The HTC One M8 Google Play Edition is the first HTC device to be updated to Marshmallow. The rollout for the device is underway.
  • December 2 – International: HTC’s Mo Versi announced on Twitter that the Marshmallow update would hit the HTC One M8 (unlocked) within 24 hours.
  • January 13 – Asian markets: Marshmallow began rolling out to the HTC One M8 in parts of Asia.
  • January 25 – US – Unlocked: It was revealed that One M8 users in the US would see Marshmallow sometime around January 25.
  • January 18 – UK: HTC announced the HTC One M8 would get its Android Marshmallow update within 48 hours.
  • March 4 – US – Verizon & T-Mobile: Verizon’s and T-Mobile’s HTC One M8 update landed on March 4.
  • April 30 – US – AT&T: HTC One M8 & M9 suffer Marshmallow roll-out delay on AT&T
  • May 12 – US – AT&T: The HTC One M9 and M8 receive the Marshmallow update at last

HTC One A9

  • December 28 – International: The unlocked HTC One A9 would receive an update to Android 6.0.1.

HTC Desire 816

  • March 4 – International: Marshmallow began hitting international Desire 816 models.
  • March 21 – International: The update is hitting dual-SIM versions of the device.

HTC Desire Eye

  • March 15 – International: Marshmallow arrives for the global Desire Eye

HTC One M8 Eye

  • March 15 – India: Marshmallow arrives for the Indian HTC One M8 Eye

HTC Desire 820

  • May 14 – International: HTC Desire 820 now updating to Android Marshmallow 6.0.1

HTC One E8

  • August 17 – Sprint: Sprint miraculously updated the assumed-forgotten One E8 to Android Marshmallow

Sony Marshmallow update

Sony has published an exhaustive list of devices it plans to update to Marshmallow, including all the likely candidates, including the latest Xperia Z5 series. Unfortunately, Sony won’t bring Marshmallow to the 2013 Xperia Z1 and Z1 Compact, as well as the older Xperia Z. On the flip side, at least there are a few mid-rangers on the list. Sony has also released AOSP resources and binaries for some of its devices, allowing the community to easily create custom ROMs.

As for the update itself, Sony is running a beta program with 10,000 users that we hope to learn more about soon.

Sony devices officially confirmed to get Marshmallow:

  • T Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, and Xperia Z5 Premium
  • Xperia Z4 Tablet
  • Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
  • Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet
  • Xperia M5, Xperia C5 Ultra, Xperia M4 Aqua and Xperia C4

A note for users of the Sony Xperia Z3+, Z4 Tablet, C4, C5 Ultra, M4 Aqua and M5: according to a Sony support page, these devices will jump straight to Android 6.0, skipping Android 5.1.1.

Here’s an official Sony video showcasing the features you can expect from the Marshmallow update for your Xperia device:

Beta program

  • October 19 – Beta: The beta update has begun rolling out on October 19 and Sony supplemented the number of beta invites so more users can join in the fun.
  • October 28 – Beta: Sony rolled out an OTA update for the Marshmallow beta.
  • November 20 – Beta: We brought you our hands-on with the Sony Marshmallow concept running on the Xperia Z3.
  • December 15 – Beta: Sony announced the beta program would extend into the new year and that an update will bring Android 6.0.1 to the beta.
  • February 11 – Beta: Sony announced a new beta program for users of the Xperia Z3, Zperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z2 in Italy, Spain and the Netherlands. The difference between Concept for Android and Xperia Beta Program is that the latter is a “Quality beta test of official software,” while the former is “Experimental consumer driven software.”
  • March 11 – Beta: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow beta released for Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact and Z2 owners
  • March 17 – Beta: Sony to release Xperia Z2/Z3 Marshmallow Beta update with bug fixes
  • April 11 – Beta: Sony to continue Xperia Marshmallow preview into Summer

Rollout underway

  • December 18: Marshmallow-running versions of the Xperia Z4, Z5, and Z5 Premium were spotted in the WiFi certification database, suggesting that an update is coming sooner rather than later.

Sony Xperia Z5

  • March 3 – Japan: The Marshmallow update began rolling out to the Xperia Z5 in Japan.
  • March 7 – International: The Marshmallow update for the Xperia Z5 came through in more markets on March 7.
  • March 28 – Canada: Sony pulled the Marshmallow update it released for Canadian versions of the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact just three days before.

Sony Xperia Z3 Plus

  • March 7 – International: the update kicked off for the Xperia Z3 Plus.

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet

  • March 7 – International: The update kicked off for the Xperia Z4 Tablet.

Sony Xperia Z3 & Z3 Compact

  • April 9: Sony has officially started rolling out the final release build of Marshmallow 6.0.1 to the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact handsets.
  • April 19 – International: Sony is rolling out Marshmallow to a number of devices, including the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact.
  • April 26: Android 6.0.1 arrives for the LTE and Wi-Fi Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact models.
  • May 4 – India: Marshmallow arrived for the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact in India.
  • May 5 – Canada Sony Xperia Z2, Z3, Z3 Compact receiving Marshmallow

Sony Xperia Z2

  • April 9: The Android 6.0.1 update began arriving to the Xperia Z2.
  • April 19 – International: Sony is rolling out Marshmallow to a number of devices, including the Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet.
  • May 4 – India: Marshmallow arrived for the Xperia Z2 in India.

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet

  • May 4 – India: Marshmallow arrived for the Xperia Z2 Tablet in India.

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

  • April 26 – International: Android Marshmallow arrives for the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua

  • July 19 – International: Marshmallow arrives for Xperia M4 Aqua and M5

Huawei Marshmallow update

Huawei has a lousy record when it comes to releasing Android updates for its devices, but perhaps its involvement with the Nexus program will help nudge things along. The company announced in would bring Marshmallow to the following devices:

  • Huawei Mate S
  • Huawei Mate 7
  • Huawei P8
  • P8 Youth Edition
  • P8 Max
  • Maimagn 4
  • G7 Plus
  • G7
  • Honor 7
  • Honor 7i
  • Honor 6 Plus
  • Honor 6
  • Honor X2
  • Honor 4X
  • Honor Play 4C

Rollout underway

Huawei Mate 7

  • January 20 – Beta: Huawei kicked off its Marshmallow beta test for the Mate 7, which only recently received the Lollipop updated recently.

Honor 5X

  • June 23 – International: Honor 5X is now getting Marshmallow and EMUI 4

Honor devices

  • October 28: The Honor team, which is technically autonomous inside Huawei, recently announced that a beta build of Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the honor 7 will be made available in the following weeks.
  • December 4: Honor put up a form allowing honor users to sign up for the Marshmallow beta program. You can check the form here.
  • December 14: The Honor 7 Enhanced Edition launched with Marshmallow on board on December 14.
  • January 16: Honor announced that the 5X would receive Marshmallow and regular security patches, though no exact timeframe was given. Considering Huawei (and by extension, Honor) have a poor history with updates, this is a welcome announcement.
  • February 15: The Honor 7 will received the Marshmallow update within two weeks, honor announced.
  • March 27 – Europe: The Honor 7 is now receiving Marshmallow in European markets.
  • April 22 – Android Marshmallow heading to the Honor 5X ‘soon’

ZTE Marshmallow update

Like Huawei, ZTE is known for not caring about Android updates. It remains to be seen if this year will be any different. ZTE is looking for a breakthrough in the Western markets with the Axon line, so perhaps the Chinese giant will deem it necessary to bring Marshmallow to it, at the least.

Rollout underway

  • February 22: the update to Android Marshmallow hit the ZTE Axon Pro.

OnePlus Marshmallow update

OnePlus is in a tricky place: its first phone, the One, still runs Cyanogen OS, and theoretically, Steve Kondik’s outfit should deliver the Marshmallow update in the following months. The OnePlus 2, meanwhile, runs OnePlus’s own OS, Oxygen, and its development is led by former members of the Paranoid Android team.

November 16: OnePlus announced a timeframe for its devices updates:

  • The original OnePlus One will get Cyanogen OS 13 (from Cyanogen OS) in Q1 2016.
  • The semi-official Oxygen OS build for OnePlus One will be updated to Marshmallow when “time allows it.”
  • The OnePlus 2 will receive the update to the Marshmallow-based Oxygen OS version in Q1 2016.
  • No information was given about the Marshmallow update for the new OnePlus X.

Rollout underway

OnePlus 2

  • March 17: OnePlus has begun soak testing its OxygenOS 3.0 operating system for the OnePlus 2.
  • March 30: OnePlus has released a beta release of OxygenOS 3.0 for the OnePlus 2.
  • May 25: A second “community build” – OxygenOS 3.0.1 – has arrived for the OnePlus 2.
  • May 26: OnePlus 2 gets a new Marshmallow build in OxygenOS 3.0.1 beta
  • June 5: Finally. The OnePlus 2’s official Marshmallow update is rolling out to the masses.

OnePlus One

  • April 7: OnePlus founder Carl Pei announced that the Marshmallow update for the OnePlus One is in final testing.
  • April 9: Android 6.0 Marshmallow comes to OnePlus One via Cyanogen OS 13

Asus Marshmallow update

Asus came out with a short list of devices that will get the Marshmallow update:

  • PadFone S (PF500KL)
  • ZenFone 2 (ZE550ML/ZE551ML)
  • ZenFone 2 Deluxe / Special Edition (ZE551ML)
  • ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE500KG/ZE500KL/ZE550KL/ZE600KL/ZE601KL)
  • ZenFone Selfie (ZD551KL)

Missing from the list are the original Zefone 4, 5, and 6, as well as other Asus devices from 2014.

February 27: Asus clarified that the devices from the above list will get Marshmallow from Q2 (April to June). The good news is Asus added two new devices to its update list: ZenFone Selfie and ZenFone Max. The company also specified that the update will see Asus’ own messenging, calendar, and mail app be replaced by Google’s respective apps.

Rollout underway

Asus ZenFone 2 Laser

  • May 11 – International: Asus updates ZenFone 2 Laser to Marshmallow, removes boats of bloat

Asus ZenFone Max

  • June 8 – International: Marshmallow arrived for the Asus Zenfone Max

Asus ZenFone Selfie

  • July 4 – International: Asus is bringing Marshmallow to ZenFone Selfie

Asus ZenFone Zoom

  • July 4 – International: Asus is rolling out Android 6.0 for the ZenFone Zoom

Lenovo Marshmallow update

Lenovo finally announced some of its Marshmallow plans on November 6, but the good news ends there. Lenovo only confirmed the update for a handful of devices, and the timeframe for the rollout is painfully long:

  • Lenovo A7000, A7000 Plus, and K3 Note – update expected by September 2016
  • Lenovo Vibe P1 and Vibe S1 – update expected by June 2016

On December 3, news about Lenovo’s Marshmallow plans surfaced online. The following devices are expected to receive Marshmallow:


  • K3 Note – March-April 2016
  • Vibe X3 – March-April 2016
  • Vibe P1 – March 2016
  • A7000 – April 2016

Rest of the world:

  • K3 Note – March 2016
  • A7000 – April 2016
  • Vibe P1  – May 2016
  • Vibe S1 – June 2016
  • Vibe X3 – July 2016
  • A7000+ – July 2016

Rollout underway

Lenovo K3 Note

  • March 18 – India: Marshmallow is hitting the Lenovo K3 Note

Lenovo Vibe S1

  • May 3 – India: Lenovo Vibe S1 gets Marshmallow in India

Lenovo K4 Note

  • June 1 – India: Lenovo rolls out Marshmallow update for K4 Note in India

BlackBerry Marshmallow update

BlackBerry only released one Android device to date, and a fast Marshmallow update isn’t a priority for the company. The BlackBerry Priv will receive Android 6.0 “sometime into the new year.”

  • January 6th: Blackberry clarified that the Marshmallow update will hit the device in Q1 2016, though no exact date beyond this has been given.
  • March 31: a video surfaced showing the BlackBerry Priv running Android 6.0 Marshmallow, suggesting that an official update is not far behind.
  • April 2: Marshmallow for the BlackBerry Priv will reportedly begin rolling out in May.
  • April 4: BlackBerry announced a program to allow users to beta test Marshmallow on their Privs.
  • April 13: The BlackBerry Priv Marshmallow beta OTA began rolling out to users who signed up.
  • April 26: BlackBerry has started rolling out the official Marshmallow update to unlocked Priv devices. Carrier variants will receive the update May 3rd.
  • June 14: T-Mobile begins rolling out Marshmallow to the BlackBerry Priv
  • July 13: AT&T began rolling out Android 6.0.1 for the Priv.a

Nvidia Marshmallow update

Rollout underway

Nvidia Shield Tablet K1

  • November 17: Nvidia relaunched the Shield Tablet as the Shield Tablet K1. The revamped model runs Lollipop, just like its predecessor, but Nvidia promised an update to Android 6.0 “in the coming months.”
  • December 15: Nvidia showed off Android 6.0 Marshmallow running on the Shield Tablet K1. The update could roll out ahead of the holidays.
  • December 21: The Shield Tablet K1 Marshmallow update would arrive, though the older Shield tablet variant was not included in this rollout.

Original Nvidia Shield Tablet

  • February 1: The original Nvidia Shield tablet got the update from February 1, but the update was halted almost immediately.
  • February 18: The update was resumed on February 18.
  • May 13: NVIDIA Shield Tablet gets Android 6.0.1, support for the Vulkan API, and more in latest update
  • May 25: Nvidia Shield Tablet LTE finally gets Marshmallow update as well

Nvidia Shield Android TV

  • February 22: the Marshmallow OTA rolled out to the Nvidia Shield TV.

Xiaomi Marshmallow update

On December 4, Xiaomi’s MIUI operations manager announced on Weibo that Marshmallow would hit the Xiaomi Mi 4 and Xiaomi Mi Note “soon,” via an MIUI update.

June 2: Xiaomi’s Marshmallow-flavored MIUI 8 beta goes live

Rollout underway

Xiaomi Mi 4

  • January 22: The update began arriving on the Xiaomi Mi 4 on January 22.
  • March 24: Download links for the Chinese version of MIUI 7.2 are available here.

Micromax & Yu Marshmallow update

  • May 24: Yu devices to get stable Marshmallow in the next month


  • June 9: Unlocked Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 getting Android Marshmallow update

Custom (unofficial) Marshmallow ROMs

When Android OEMs let us down, we all look up the developer community to pick up the slack, at least when it comes to Android updates. Unfortunately, the custom ROM scene is not as vibrant as it used to be, with only CyanogenMod left to carry the torch.

  • November 25: The first official CyanogenMod 13 nightlies went live. Among the devices for which CM13 nightlies are available are the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. Nightlies for Android One devices became available on December 10.
  • Custom stock Marshmallow ROM are available for the OnePlus One and for the LG G4.
  • December 4: HTC HD2, the seemingly unkillable phone that launched in 2009 running Windows Mobile, has received an unofficial Marshmallow ROM. The legend lives on.
  • December 18: An unofficial Marshmallow-based CyanogenMod 13 ROM was announced for the venerable Samsung Galaxy S3.
  • February 5: Galaxy S2 users can install CyanogenMod 13 nightlies on their devices.
  • March 16: Marshmallow-based CyanogenMod 13 Release 1 is now available for download

More info and discussion

For a discussion on all the Android Marshmallow updates, check out the dedicated thread on the Android Authority forums.fds

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