Tuesday, October 20, 2015

What devices will update to Android 6.0: list – BBC News

followed by Google, which began October 5, “to roll” the new operating system Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) on Nexus-device, it was the turn of other manufacturers update their Android-products. After reading press releases and unofficial sources Vesti.Hi-tech know what brand models will be upgraded to “six” in the very near future.



The new “Operating System”, we recall, was presented in May at the conference I / O and tested for four months. The queue for update traditionally came first to the owners of gadgets from the series Nexus, which established a “reference” version of Android – it is such as it was conceived by developer Google, without interface add-ons and modifications, skins, launcher, and other impurities.

Starting from 5 October Google launched a newsletter on the final release of Nexus-smartphones and tablets “over the air” (OTA), and post the link to download and install it manually. With the “six” compatible with the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, 9 tablet Nexus and Nexus 7 (2013 model year, model with Wi-Fi and LTE), as well as the set-top box Nexus Player. As for the two new products – Nexus 5X (LG) and Nexus 6P (Huawei), shown at the end of September – they will be run on Android 6.0 “out of the box”.


Recently, the Korean manufacturer has announced that it will update its flagship smartphone LG G4 beginning of next week. “The owners of the smartphone LG G4 from LG Electronics were the first to get the operating system Android 6.0 Marshmallow”, – boasted the company, little slukavil (first still appeared Nexus-gadgets).

“Working in close collaboration with Google, LG first managed to bring Android 6.0 to G4, ahead of all competitors, “- said the head of marketing for LG Chris Lee. To be precise, his statement concerns only residents of Poland.

sent out “six” on a limited number of devices, the company wants to make sure the update process takes place without delay, and only then start posting Android 6.0 on the larger markets. Schedule released update, as well as the timing of its appearance on the other models will depend on the region, said the LG.


From Huawei, which recently joined the camp of manufacturers Nexus-device made for internet search engine Nexus 6P, too, is not far behind. The company said that the Ascend P8, Ascend P8max, Mate S, Mate 7, Ascend G7, Ascend G7 Plus and Ascend G8 will be updated before the Marshmallow November.

Android 6.0 will also enjoy smart phones under the brand Honor, and just 7 Honor, Honor 7i, Honor 6 Plus, Honor 6, MediaPad X2, Honor 4X and Honor 4C. It is, however, only about models for the Chinese market. Before the US and Europe, the update may get delayed.


In contrast, LG, Sony has published the full list of devices who will get Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Among them – Xperia Z5 Premium, M5, Z5 Compact, Z4 Tablet, Z2 Tablet, Z3, Xperia Z3 +, Xperia C5 Ultra, Z3 Tablet Compact, Xperia Z2, Z3 Compact, C4, M4 and Xperia Z5. Half of these models miss the Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) and immediately upgraded to Marshmallow.

There is no specific date, but the Japanese did not name. “We are working hard to bring this major update to the greatest possible number of our devices as soon as possible” – said in a blog Sony.


The official Twitter-account, HTC managed to promise flagship smartphone One M9 and M8 will be updated One “before the end of the year.” Recorded published in late September, also said that the update exactly touch models One M9, One E9, One ME, One E8, One M8 EYE, Butterfly 3, Desire 826, Desire 820 and Desire 816.

The Taiwanese manufacturer so far remained silent on the release schedule of “six” on their devices. The exact dates may be announced at a press conference that HTC has planned for today.

With the exception of the two flagships, products HTC is unlikely to be renewed before I-II-nd quarter of next year. On smartphones, “middling”, such as the Desire 820, Android 6.0 will install even later, because HTC has not had time to update them, even to the older version (5.1 Lollipop). According to the site Trusted Reviews, exception can be made for the “middle peasants” One E9, which will get “six” at the beginning of 2016, shortly after the two flagships.


Traditionally, Samsung updates its Android-based device pretty quickly, within a few months. Last year, for example, Android 5.0 has reached the Galaxy-gadgets in a month after the official release.

It can be expected that the latest OS, first get the flagship product of the Koreans, such as Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge + and Galaxy Note 5. The release is likely to happen before the end of the year (data SamMobile). And to older gadgets, including the Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Alpha and Galaxy Note 4, “six” is unlikely to come before the I-st ​​quarter, writes YouMobile.


The company Motorola, which was once part of Google, is also usually not slow to release updates as making minimal modifications to Android. The manufacturer has reported that “six” will be installed on the Moto X Pure / Style, Moto G (2 and 3rd generation), Moto X Play, Moto X (2nd generation), Moto Turbo, Moto Maxx and Droix Maxx. On the timing of the release of yet.

What’s new in Marshmallow?

For more information about Android 6.0. You can read our reviews. In short, visually “Six” is not much different from last year’s 5.0 (Lollipop), but Google has made a lot of changes and improvements “under the hood”. The most significant new feature – Now on Tap, which allows you to search within applications. For example, if last week you discussed in WhatsApp, what restaurant to go, but can not remember its name, it is sufficient to pinch the “Home”, and Google will quickly find the said institution.

See also : Android M: the 11 most important innovations

Also, Android 6.0 introduces a new power saving mode – Doze, who will use the technology of motion detection. If, for example, the system detects that the Android-tablet resting on the ground, it will be able to suspend all running applications on it. Mode Doze, announced by Google, allows models Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 working “30% longer”.

See also: Announced a new version of Android

Screen programs became ingenious: it now moves programs that might want to run a user to the top of the list. And improved safety: 6.0 Marshmallow asks permission to access the application to the different functions of a smartphone as referring to him (as in iOS). In addition, there was a quick access to Voice Search from the lock screen (it needs to do swipe from the corner of the screen).

Sources: Press Service LG, Trusted Reviews, blog Sony, Twitter-account HTC , SamMobile


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