Nexus 6 pulled off the Google Store – where can you buy it now?

If you have been waiting for the killer deal on a Nexus 6 this holiday season, you should know that that time is not coming as Google has already pulled the plug on the device. You will no longer be able to get the device from Google Store. This does not mean that you will not be able to find it anywhere anymore, but its price may go a bit higher or remain the same for a while considering it will be harder to find. The 6” Shamu will not be sold by Google anymore, but support will not die with this event. We are still talking about a 2014 device here. Android updates should come to the device at least for the next one or two years if the device will follow the Nexus 5 recipe. If you really want a Nexus 6 now, you can appeal to eBay, where you will find all sorts of deals, or you can scour Amazon, where you will find the device selling for $349 at the moment. Source: Google store

Android 6.0.1 factory images for Nexus devices available

This morning, Google officially announced that the Android 6.0.1 update will begin rolling out to Nexus devices. This update is the “emoji” OTA everyone has been waiting for since last week. The announcement itself was accompanied by the release of the factory images for those who are not keen on waiting.   Android 6.0.1 is supported by Nexus devices at the moment, including Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Nexus 9 and Nexus 7 (2013). The update is arriving under the form of build MMB29K for most devices, with Nexus 6P and Nexus Player getting build MMB29M.   Other builds for older Android OS versions have also been released:   6.0.0(MMB29N) for Nexus 6P 5.1.1(LMY48Z) for Nexus 9 LTE 5.1.1(LMY48Z) for Nexus 7 (2013) LTE 5.1.1(LMY48Z) for Nexus 10.   Source: Google Devs factory images, Google Devs binaries

Android 6.0.1 rolling out to Nexus devices – much needed taco emoji included!

A Google official teased an Android update in a Tweet last week and now it is time for Nexus owners to actually see their new emojis. Android 6.0.1 is codenamed the “emoji update” by everyone because its most important changes are more emojis and some changed and upgraded existing emojis. The rollout is already in motion, but it will take a little bit of time to get to all supported nexus devices. The rest of us will have to wait for a little while longer to get the OTA, but it is coming.       Apart from the updated and increased number of emojis, this update brings a new navigation button placement for tablets with back and home on the left and overview on the right, a new “Until next alarm” option when you activate DND and some security updates.       The most sought after new emojis are the taco, the unicorn, a much improved poo emoji with eyes and less stinkyness and the revamped hands in the air emoji.   Android 6.0.1 is supported by Nexus 5, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus 7 (2013) and Nexus Player. If you have a different mobile device, you will have to wait for a little longer to enjoy the taco emoji!   Source: +Nexus  

Nexus 6 from Sprint gets OTA to Android 6.0 Marshmallow

If you have a Nexus 6 from Sprint, you may want to tap that Update Now button because the update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow is here!     The OTA is coming out it patches, so it may take a few days for all Sprint Nexuses to get up to date. You can, of course, check for a manual update if you so desire.   If you get the prompt to update, you can follow the instructions that pop onscreen in order to complete your installation and enjoy Marshmallow on your  Nexus 6 from Sprint!   Source: Sprint

Motorola releases device names to receive Android 6.0

Motorola is not far from the competition when it comes to timely updates. This time, when we are eagerly waiting for Android 6.0 update announcements to be made, Moto has us covered in disclosing a list of devices that are getting the update.     Motorola even highlighted some things that the users can use as soon as their Motorolas get up to speed with Marshmallow. This includes Doze Mode (the feature detects if your device is inactive to save battery life), Direct Share (you share files, photos, videos, links easily), and Android Pay.   It was announced that the Moto Enhancement feature will be working with Marshmallow. Some of the features removed from the device software are Moto Assist, Moto Migrate and the Google Chrome extension in Motorola Connect.   List of Motorola devices getting Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates: Nexus 6 Moto Turbo 2014 Moto MAXX 2014 DROID Turbo Moto G 2014/ Moto G with 4G LTE2(2nd gen) Moto X 2014 in Latin Aerica, Europe and Asia 2 (2nd gen) Moto X Pure Edition 2014 (US 2nd gen) Moto G 2015 (3rd gen) Moto X Play 2015 Moto X Style (2015 – 3rd gen) Moto X Pure Edition (2015 3rd gen).   There is no news regarding a possible date of release for the Android 6.0 update, but Motorola assures their customers that they are working on it as fast as they can.   Source: Motorola Blog

Marshmallow OTA ZIP files are here along with factory images!

Marshmallow is finally live and now the factory images are up as well. Google just announced the update on its Android blog and you can find the flash images on the AOSP as well. This is version Android 6.0.0 and it is coming to devices like the Nexus 5, 6, 7 (2013), 9 and Player.     This update brings devices to build version MRA58K.   The big problem now is that you can wait for the official update to reach your device – if you have one of the aforementioned Nexii – for days or even weeks! Or you can just get one of the ZIP files below to make things faster. Be sure you back up your phone before flashing the ZIP file, just in case anything goes wrong. You can get the factory images HERE and below you can find the OTA file ZIPs: Nexus 6 International – 5.1.1 LMY48M → 5.1.1 LMY48T(this is the October security patch) Nexus 7 2013 LTE 5.1.1LMY48P → 6.0 MRA58K Nexus 7 2013 WiFi 5.1.1LMY8P → 6.0 MRA58K Nexus 9 LTE 5.1.1LMY48T → 6.0 MRA58K Nexus 9 WiFi 5.1.1LMY48T → 6.0 MRA58K   Note: If you choose the OTAs, you my have to flash the October security patch first, before being able to flash the Marshmallow OTA. Happy Flashing!