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Overview of some Android models confirmed for a Marshmallow update

Overview of some Android models confirmed for a Marshmallow update
Overview of some Android models confirmed for a Marshmallow update
Only a select few models are expected to be updated to Android 6.0 and the roll out process is proving to be even slower.

The adoption rate of Android 6.0 Marshmallow has been slow and staggered. The new version was announced almost a year ago and it is not even close to running on a majority of active Android smartphones. As of now, most top models from manufacturers like LG, Sony, Lenovo, and Samsung are still running Android 5.x Lollipop or older. Fortunately, more models this year should be receiving the Marshmallow update and this compilation lists some of the more major smartphones waiting in line for their turn.

Sony

The Japanese giant is planning on updating its flagship Z2 and Z3 series to Android 6.0. This also includes the Compact and Tablet versions of each series such as the Z3+, Z4, and Z5, many of which should have already received the Android update. The original Z and Z1 series will not receive the update as well as other mid-range and budget models from Sony.

Samsung

The Galaxy S5 only recently received its OTA update for Android 6.0 in April, but the update for Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 users should be coming soon as well. The newer Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5 received theirs back in March with the Note 4 and Note Edge still waiting in line as of this writing. Older devices like the Galaxy S4 or S3 or mid-range and budget models will not receive any official updates from Samsung to the new Android software.

BlackBerry

The BlackBerry Priv received its update to Marshmallow earlier last week with new and upgraded security features. 

LG

The recently launched LG V10 received its Marshmallow update mere weeks ago as well. Meanwhile, the lesser-known Flex 2 featured at CES 2015 has yet to be updated. Conflicting reports are claiming that the manufacturer has been having issues obtaining a reliable supply of curved P-OLED panels that are one of the major selling points of the Flex 2. LG has been slowly rolling out updates for the older G4 and G3 flagships since late March.

The Rest

Lenovo was one of the first to roll out Marshmallow updates with the Moto X Play. Meanwhile, Huawei is still promising an update for the Mate 7 with roll outs beginning this week. The German source below has attempted to gather and list each and every major smartphone with a planned update to Marshmallow. Unfortunately, the list is quite messy as expected.

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Alexander Fagot/ Allen Ngo, 2016-05- 1 (Update: 2016-05- 1)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.