Android 6.0.1 is official

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Android 6.0.1 is official. It isn’t quite a huge update in terms of features. You can expect a new set of emoticons, a security update and a few other modifications.

Android 6-0-1 emoticons

As expected, Nexus devices will get it first – Nexus 5, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9, and Nexus Player. After that, it is anyone’s game. So far, there is no evidence that Google’s Android One devices are given any priority in terms of software updates. Till now, Marshmallow has remained elusive to them.

Factory images are already available for Android 6.0.1, if you want to update your devices the hard way.


  1. I would presume – I could be wrong – that the rollout of Marshmallow would be at the discretion of the Android One manufacturers? I would hate to see them receive Marshmallow after other devices, as it would defeat the objective Android One was established to achieve.

  2. sadly, yes, your assumption is right. OEMs now control updates, Google used to do this, so updates were fairly speedy

  3. As far as I am concerned, that makes Android One no different from the other devices that the OEMs are churning out – except that it runs stock Android. Updates are no longer guaranteed in a timely fashion.

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