Android 6.0 Rolling Out To Previous Nexus Models

With the Nexus 6P and 5X ushering in the new Android 6.0 software a week ago it’s only fitting that some previous generations of Google’s flagship smartphone and tablet brand should also get the goods and a selection of Nexus devices have now been confirmed as eligible for the update.

Android 6.0 ‘Marshmallow’ – also known as Android M – was launched last Tuesday bringing with it a host of new and upgraded features including support for fingerprint scanning and mobile payments, a new organisation tool called Now on Tap, an app-drawer, auto-backup, restore for apps and also enhanced options for RAM and device battery management.

Also See: Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X Launched with Android 6.0 

Nexus has been Google’s benchmark for the annual Android updates since 2.1 Éclair on the Nexus One in 2010 and as with the original the new Nexus 6P and 5X mobile handsets come with the latest software pre-installed. Others will have to be updated and the software is being pushed out from today on the following gadgets:

Nexus 5 (LG Smartphone)
Nexus 6 (Motorola Smartphone)
Nexus 7 (ASUS Tablet)
Nexus 9 (HTC Tablet)
Nexus Player (ASUS Media Player)

Of course, these Android roll outs do take time and are released in ‘phases’ over the air so we unfortunately can’t tell you when exactly the Marshmallow update will be available to each Nexus owner. You will be notified when its ready but you can however check by entering your Settings, About Device/Tablet, System Updates and Check Now.

If an update is available we recommend doing it over Wi-Fi and making sure your Nexus device is hooked up to a power supply to ensure a successful install.

Also See: Android 6.0 – HTC Handsets Named in Unofficial List