The Android 6.0 Marshmallow was released at the beginning of October, last year, when it came installed on the Nexus 5X and 6P flagships, then the update rolled out to the older Nexuses and Google’s partners and now we have the entire list of smartphones that will receive it in 2016. However, some models will get it later, depending on how fast their manufacturers and carriers are “moving”.
So, here are Samsung’s 2014 smartphones that have been included to the list of devices that will receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow: Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A7. As for the newer models, released in 2015, Samsung has decided that the S6 edge+, Galaxy Note5, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Tab S2 tablet are eligible to be upgraded as soon as possible.
The oldest smartphone that will receive the new OS is the Xperia Z Ultra GPE, which has been released in 2013. If you own a 2014 device from this list: Xperia Z3 / Z3v, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, Xperia Z2 or Xperia Z2 Tablet, then you must be patient and wait until you’ll be notified that Marshmallow is ready for your phone or tablet. However, the 2015 models have priority to be upgraded to Marshmallow, so if you own a Xperia Z5 Premium, Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, Xperia Z3+ / Z4, Xperia C5 Ultra, Xperia C4, Xperia M5, or Xperia M4 Aqua, then in short time, you’ll run the new operating system.
LG has only one 2014 flagship that will receive Marshmallow, and that is the LG G3. The newer smartphones that will be upgraded to the latest OS are: LG V10, LG G4, LG G Flex2 and LG G4 Stylo.
We’ll start with the 2014 models that made their way to the list of phones that will be upgraded to Marshmallow: One (M8), One (E8), One (M8 Eye), Desire 820 and Desire 816, while the 2015 devices that are eligible to be upgraded are: One M9 Plus, One E9 Plus, One M9, One E9, One ME, Butterfly 3 and Desire 826.
This is another partner of Google and since Motorola doesn’t have a huge collection of smartphones, so all devices that have been launched in 2014 and 2015 will receive the new OS, as follows: Moto X Pure edition (2nd gen), DROID Turbo, Moto MAXX, Moto Turbo, Moto G (2nd gen) and Moto G 4G (2nd gen) are the 2014 smartphones that will run on Marshmallow along with the Moto X Pure Edition (3rd gen), Moto X Style (3rd gen), Moto X Play, Moto X Force, Moto G (3rd gen), Moto G Turbo, Moto E (3rd gen), DROID Turbo 2 and Moto MAXX 2, which are the phones that came in 2015.
This manufacturer has three 2014 models that will run on Marshmallow: Mi 4, Mi Note and Mi Note Pro, and the 2015 models that will receive the new Android version are: Redmi Note 2, Redmi 2, Redmi 2 Prime and Mi 4i.
This manufacturer has six 2014 models on the list of devices that will be upgraded to Marshmallow: Mate 7, Honor 6, Mate 7, Honor 4X, Honor 4C and Ascend G7, and there are a lot more 2015 devices that are waiting to receive this update: Ascend P8, Ascend P8max, Honor 6 Plus, Honor 7i, Honor 7, Mate S, MediaPad X2 and Ascend G8.
The Chinese manufacturer has launched five devices in 2015 that will run on Marshmallow: K3 Note, A7000, A7000 Plus, Vibe S1 and Vibe P1.
The only 2013 model that will be upgraded to Marshmallow is Padfone S, while the rest of eligible devices have arrived in 2015 and they are the Zenfone 2 series, Zenfone 2 Laser, Zenfone 2 Deluxe, Zenfone Selfie and Zenfone Go.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow will roll out to the OnePlus One (2014) and OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X (2015).
The eight low end Android devices that Google has launched in India in 2015 with its partners are: Micromax Canvas A1, Karbonn Sparkle V, Spice Dream Uno, Symphony Roar A50, Cherry Mobile One, MyPhone Uno, Mito Impact A10 and Nexian JOurney One.
The only Android device that Blackberry has launched in 2015 is the BlackBerry Priv.
This manufacturer will update its ZUK Z1 to Marshmallow.
The Shield Tablet K1, which was launched in 2015, is the only device that will run on Marshmallow.