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Android Marshmallow release for Nexus 5, 6, 7, 9 expected Oct. 5

by Brandon Russell | September 28, 2015September 28, 2015 12:00 pm PDT

Still rocking an old Nexus phone? It won’t be long until you get the final version of Android Marshmallow. According to Android Police, Google is planning to roll out an OTA update on October 5, bringing the new OS to the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9 and Nexus Player. Unfortunately, owners of the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (2012) and the beloved Nexus 10 will be stuck on Lollipop forever.

Although tomorrow’s event will focus mainly on the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, we’re still very excited for Google’s Android update. Android 6.0 was announced earlier this summer, and we’ve seen several Developer Previews since then. But we still haven’t quite gotten the full Marshmallow experience since Developer Previews leave features out. The main thing we’re still looking forward to is Now on Tap, which we haven’t had the opportunity to try out.

With a planned rollout of October 5, we can expect things to be slow in the early going. Although Google has a start date planned, that doesn’t mean you’ll actually get the update on October 5 (unless you’re lucky). Of course, you can always grab the file yourself and manually update your device, but we’ve waited this long, so a few more days won’t hurt. Android Police said October 5 will also be when Marshmallow code is pushed to AOSP.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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