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Android Marshmallow 6.0 rollouts starting October 5th – which Nexus devices get it?

Android Marshmallow 6.0 will begin rolling out to Nexus devices starting October 5th, and that is not all, because it will be released on AOSP as well. Google has been testing their newest OS over the summer and some developer previews have been floating around too, but nothing compares to the real deal. The official roll-out is scheduled to start on October 5th and it will probably be slow, as there are many devices out there that will take it.

 

Android Marshmallow 6.0

 

The update ZIPs will save us all though, as they will surely be ready for use in a jiffy. Factory images will also be available just in case you need to flash back to stock Android or if you have a rooted smartphone.

 

October 5th marks the date for the final Marshmallow code to be pushed to AOSP as well.

 

Which devices get Android Marshmallow?

 

The big question arises! Who gets the update first? Well, the Nexus devices, of course! Android 6.0 will roll-out to Nexus 5, 6, 7 (2013) and 9 and the Nexus Player will get it too, but Nexus 4, 7 (2012) and Nexus 10 are not getting any marshmallows. These devices are cursed to Lollipop fever forever. Their hardware could sustain an update, but the devs probably don’t want to work on a three-year-old device. Tough luck!

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Android Marshmallow 6.0 rumored to roll-out on October 6

Android Marshmallow 6.0 is almost here and we’re also getting two Nexus devices to go with it this year, what more could we want from life? The smartphones are expected to launch at Google’s event on September 29th, when they show their faces clad in brand new Marshmallow flavors.

 

Android Marshmallow 6.0

 

According to Telus, a Canadian mobile provider, the update to Android Marshmallow 6.0 will start rolling to Nexus 6 and Nexus 5 starting October 5th.

 

This is just a potential date, but it could very well be true. The roll-out itself may take weeks to complete, but since Google usually launches factory images and OTA zip files pretty fast, you will be able to install the update manually soon after launch.

 

Source: AndroidPolice

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Android Marshmallow Preview 3 allows granular battery consumption per apps

Android Marshmallow Preview 3 allows users to see just how much energy each active app consumes on a given time. Even if Android’s battery stats and features have always been one step ahead on, let’s say, iOS, there’s always room for improvement. If you wanted even more detailed and granular statistics for your phone when it comes to power consumption, Marshmallow show much promise as its preview 3 allows users to see individual app usage or battery capacity in mAh.

 

 

 

This new feature uses miliamp-hours (mAh) to measure power consumption because this is how batteries are rated to users. This unit is appropriate to use because it measures consumption as specific as possible. Since we are talking about computed usage, readings are not 100% correct. We do not know just how meaningful and accurate these readings are, but they do offer good statistics to base your numbers on.

 

This Marshmallow preview 3 feature is a bit abstract when it comes to measuring power consumption because, instead of showing a proportion of 100, you get a number that you can compare to the total capacity of your smartphone battery. You can find this feature in the Battery stats section. Let’s hope this function gets developed or at least included in the final Marshmallow version.

 

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