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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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Sony to continue upgrading the Z line to Android 5.0: Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact OTA rollout starts today

Sony announced long ago that they would update all their Z line smartphones to Android 5.0 and they have already started the process. The most recent additions to the increasing Lollipop family are Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact. The OTAs are already rolling out to devices in the Baltic and Nordic countries and, in the next two weeks, all other shares of the world should join in on the fun.

 

Sony Lollipop

 

Android 5.0  Sony Xperia changelog:

  • Fresh, streamlined looks – based on Google’s material design, but retaining our minimalistic approach to interface and application design
  • New look notifications and lock screen – with fully customizable settings, so you only get the information you really need
  • Multi user profiles and guest mode – making it easy for family and friends to use your device, or the creation of dual environments for work and play…
  • Android for Work – not only are business-ready Xperia smartphones and tablets unique devices for work – with waterproof form factors, great battery life and productivity features – they will now also be part of the Android for Work ecosystem
  • Better storage control and customization – with the option to easily move applications from internal memory to SD card – giving you more control over your content, particularly useful for devices with slightly less space

 

 

Sony brings to attention the fact that the rollout schedule could be modified in accordance to markets or carriers. This means that carriers could hold up the OTA for months in order to test it. Unlocked devices are free from this hassle though.

Source: Sony Mobile

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T Mobile posted Android 5.1 update documents for Nexus 4, 5 and 7 – OTA to come soon

T Mobile just released Android 5.1 update documents for its Nexus 4, 5 and 7 and the actual OTA may rollout today. The new LMY47D build was already spotted online, but now it appears that T Mobile’s documents show a possible rollout today for its older Nexus devices.

 

Nexus 4

 

Android 5.1 brings about bug fixes and stability and some new features as well. Even if the rollout is not coming exactly today, it will come around soon and we will let you know when.

Source: T Mobile

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Android 5.0 Nexus rollout halted by WiFi battery drainage bug – issue was fixed and rollouts restarted

The Android 5.0 Nexus rollout had a little problem yesterday when a WiFi battery drain bug almost put a halt in the rollouts. Most Nexus devices were delayed in updates and another speculated release date was November 12th. That is no longer the case as the bug was quickly fixed and updates have restarted rolling out.

 

Lollipop bug

 

It appears that users experienced the problem firsthand as their devices kept waking up rather frequently when WiFi was turned on, which meant Miscellaneous began rocketing to the top of the battery use menu. It appears that, in some cases, the bug is draining up as much as 60-70% of the battery and in some cases the drainage gets to 100%.

Google managed to defuse the bomb and the bug is marked as fixed in the Issue Tracker.

Source: Google Issue Tracker